Relocation in Colorado
Colorados state motto is "Nil Sine Numine" ("Nothing without the Deity," in English), but for all intents and purposes, it might as well be "Rocky Mountain High." Colorado is to mountains what Hawaii is to beaches. Tens of thousands of skiers trek to Colorado towns like Vail, Aspen and Steamboat Springs each year in search of the best dry powder in the country.
Colorado is more than mountains and ski resorts. The eastern third of Colorado is high prairie, gently sloping but otherwise flat terrain that stretches to the Kansas and Nebraska borders. And most Coloradoans live along the I-25 corridor in the central part of the state, at the foot of the Colorado Rockies. While alpine hikers and campers keep Colorados economy moving, sectors like software and transportation have become Colorados bread and butter.
Colorado Moving Information
If you are moving in or out of Colorado, you need a long distance moving company who you can depend on. With hundreds of moving companies covering the Colorado area, it can be a challenge trying to find a reputable mover. In order to combat illegal movers, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has created laws and regulations to prevent fraudulent activity within the industry.
Here are some tips for a successful move:
- Find a reputable company by asking friends, relatives, and coworkers.
- Find out if the mover is registered with the FMCSA. Visit protectyourmove.gov to research registered movers.
- Plan your move in advance, 2-6 weeks if possible.
- Get several written in-home estimates from movers. Give yourself enough time to compare movers, costs, and services.
- Avoid verbal quotes given over the phone.
- Do not sign blank forms. Thoroughly read through the Bill of Lading. Get everything in writing, including estimates.
- Be present at the time of the move and unloading.
- Find out what the mover coves if there are any damages or loss during your move.
- Have a clear understanding of who will be performing the move. Get information about how to contact the mover before, during and after the move.
- Ask what the preferred method of payment is prior to the move.
For information on moving, finding registered movers or making a complaint, visit www.protectyourmove.gov or call 1-888-DOT-SAFT (1-888-368-7238).
State Related Facts
- State capital is Denver
- Colorado has the highest mean elevation of any state, with more than 1,000 Rocky Mountain peaks over 10,000 ft high
- Coloradoans love beer: in addition to Coors, Colorado boasts more microbreweries per capita than any other state.
- The United States federal government owns more than 1/3 of the land in Colorado.
- Colorados southwest corner borders Arizona, New Mexico and Utah the only place in America where the corners of four states meet.
- The Colorado Rockies play at the 50,000 seat Coors Field, located in downtown Denver.