NPA - 970 (Colorado)
The 970 area code is part of geographic numbering plan area that includes Colorado.
There are a few special area codes with the last two digits 422 match, these are known as easily recognizable codes (ERCs). The 8xx set of numbers are reserved for toll-free services and communication.
The state of Colorado includes most of the southern Rocky Mountains, the Colorado Plateau and western section of the Great Plains. It is a state largely dominated by it’s land formations and topography. The name is derived from the early Spanish explores who saw the Colorado River with it’s cloudy dark colour due to the silt running off the mountains. Rio Colorado translated to “Red River” and hence the state name.
Sports & Activities
Colorado has teams in each of the big four major professional sports leagues, Major League Baseball (MLB), National Basketball Association (NBA), National Football League (NFL), and National Hockey League (NHL).
Slightly less well known than the major leagues, is the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb challenge, this is a hill climbing motorsport event where competitors race up the mountain path in a time trial format. Also known as The Race to the Clouds, the track measures 19.99 km and has over 156 turns, climbing 4,720 feet from the start to the finish.
The route was a mixture of paved tarmac and gravel/dirt, however in August 2011 the route was fully paved.
There are a variety of classes for both cars and motorcycles and sub-divisions within these. The fastest and most exciting is the unlimited car class, anything goes in the Unlimited Division as long as it passes safety inspection and meets the PPIHC’s general rules.