20 Things Only A True Colorado Native Can Relate To

Here are 20 things only a true Colorado native can relate to.

You eat ice cream in the winter.

It snows 5 inches and you don’t expect school to be cancelled.

You’ll wear flip flops every day of the year, regardless of temperature.

You have no accent at all, but can hear other people’s. And then you make fun of them.

Your sense of direction is: Toward the mountains and Away from the mountains.

You think that May is a totally normal month for a blizzard.

You buy your flowers to set out on Mother’s day, but try and hold off planting them until just before Father’s day.

You grew up planning your Halloween costumes around your coat.

You know what the Continental Divide is.

You don’t think Coors beer is that big a deal.

You went to Casa Bonita as a kid, AND as an adult. You’ve gone off-roading in a vehicle that was never intended for such activities.

You always know the elevation of where you are.

You wake up to a beautiful, 80 degree day and you wonder if it’s gonna snow later.

Every movie theater has military and student discounts.

You actually know that ** South Park ** is a real place, not just a hilarious show on TV. 

You know what a ‘trust fund hippy’ is, and you know its natural habitat is Boulder, Aspen, Crested Butte, Paonia, and Telluride.

You know you’re talking to a fellow Coloradan when they call it “Elitches,” not “”Six Flags.”

A bear on your front porch doesn’t bother you.

When people back East tell you they have mountains in their state too, you just laugh.

You go anywhere else on the planet and the air feels “sticky” and you notice the sky is no longer blue.

87 comments
Anthony Frey
Anthony Frey

Yes, i do laugh at people in the east who claim to have mountains.

Jake Lindsay
Jake Lindsay

Who Carr on where you were born, but where u live.

Dirk Smith
Dirk Smith

Haha native Coloradans also call it "Elitch's" not Elitches

ChristopherJackson2
ChristopherJackson2

Sports Authority Field is that little patch of green in the middle of MILE HIGH STADIUM!


TakahashiAkira
TakahashiAkira

I'm glad they ditched that stupid Invesco name.

At least the corportion they replaced it with actually relates to sports.

But I still just call it Mile Hi Stadium.

Sonny Quin
Sonny Quin

You wear shorts with a winter jacket \U0001f61c

Daisy Rothschild
Daisy Rothschild

hahahha! those are pretty accurate. And there's more too, like where is the Mousetrap, the Valley Highway, the Boulder Turnpike, and folks did call it the People's Republic of Boulder, and Saudi Aurora (sorry, but they did)

Ann Burton
Ann Burton

In my neck of the woods, I don't want no bears on my porch. LOL!

Alan Shrefler
Alan Shrefler

Hah! At 6800+ feet, Green Mountain on the west side of Lakewood is higher than anything in the Appalachians!

Daisy Rothschild
Daisy Rothschild

When we went back to Massachusetts, our cousins were so impressed to take us up to Mt. Wachusett, elevation is what? I said? 1000 ft? I live at 5 times that, and I'm on the plains. OOooh they were so peeved, hahaha! (it was pretty tho)

Childers Childers
Childers Childers

Not only natives can relate. Anyone with any sense that lived in Colorado can relate to this.

Matt Derrick
Matt Derrick

Not a native but can relate to 95% 0f this list

Johnny Girvan
Johnny Girvan

Russell Mclafferty is this where you guys went??

Johnny Girvan
Johnny Girvan

Yes he has a Denver accent, what's your point snake?

Ryan Dreher
Ryan Dreher

I live in what's basically South Park and I am currently watching South Park \U0001f606

TakahashiAkira
TakahashiAkira

And the Avs used to be the Quebec Nordiques. My grandmother was from there, which is a funny coinkydink.

Lindsay Frost
Lindsay Frost

I also grew up in Montrose. :-) And enjoyed Telluride back when it was just a fun little family ski mountain and not a destination spot for everyone and their dog. ;-)

Mary Hartford
Mary Hartford

I was born at Denver General in 1958. Now Denver Health. I was born in that little red building right off of 6 the Ave.

Tracy Ann Spencer
Tracy Ann Spencer

which one....Memorial is now Porters....I was born at Memorial Hospital...68

John Timmons
John Timmons

I was born in Texas, lived in California, reside in Colorado. I only claim Colorado, not the other two...too full of nutbags. I voted YES to marijuana, haven't even smoked any since 1975. Just don't want The Man telling us what to do...or Oklahoma, or Nebraska. And I'm an Orange-blooded Broncos fan forever. =D

Richard Dixon
Richard Dixon

Adrian Apodaca As a former Little League coach that episode had me laughing the whole time.

Suzanne Davin Dodge
Suzanne Davin Dodge

You forgot one, Annie. This one's for you, Donna, when North Denver was "North Denver" and is now called "The Highlands"!

Dustin Schulten
Dustin Schulten

Only if you don't want your house to burn down in the event of a wildland fire. Since we have man made droughts now and the western US is stealing all our water it's a big issue. Fire mitigation is important.

Jan Couto
Jan Couto

True native when you understand what the Western Slope is. And when we were in our 20's we used to call Telluride skiing as "To Hell You Ride." Good times.

Jan Couto
Jan Couto

"Trustafarians" - trust fund hippies. Lived with them in CB

Beth Richardson
Beth Richardson

My husband and I were visiting a local architect near KC and I started talking about being from the Western Slope.... His eyes opened wide and he asked if we were from CO. He also was from the Telluride area of CO..... I was raised in Montrose. Unless you're a native, you haven't heard the phrase Western Slope.....

Sarah Wolcott Beasley
Sarah Wolcott Beasley

This is so true. I'm 5th generation native to Boulder County and can relate to every one of these.

Joe Castro
Joe Castro

How about when you miss the "Old Elitches" because it was way better

Walter Foster
Walter Foster

Third generation native, my grandmother was born in the Territory of Colorado :D

Bev Conlin
Bev Conlin

This is one of the best ones to date!!!