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Colorado Star Challenge – Stars Across America

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Hidden : 6/8/2013
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Stars Across America Series

Colorado Star Challenge

Cache is NOT at the listed coordinates.
To log this cache you must solve the PUZZLE and complete the CHALLENGE.

Cache is loaded with patriotic swag and a camera. Please feel free to take a picture adorned with the country's colors and indicate in your log when the camera is full so it can be developed.

Parking coordinates are provided below.

It took sixteen years, four Colorado votes, three suggested state constitutions, and many attempts in Congress, for Colorado to become the 38th state on August 1, 1876 by a proclamation from President Ulysses S. Grant.

The campaign for Colorado statehood has a long and sometimes sordid history. It began in 1859 when Colorado settlers voted on whether they wanted to be a territory or to try for statehood. The vote was 2007 for territory and 1649 for statehood. The reason given was Colorado didn’t have to pay for administering the government as long as it remained a territory. Federal funds would take care of that. So on February 28, 1861, Colorado became a separate territory. The present boundaries were established and have remained unchanged to the present time.

In 1864, Coloradoans again voted against statehood. In 1865, voters in the Colorado territory did approve statehood and adopted a constitution. However, on May 15, 1866, President Andrew Johnson vetoed a bill to admit Colorado as a state because Colorado did not have the population to qualify. In 1868, another attempt to grant Colorado statehood failed because of an inter-party fight. There were several more attempts for Colorado statehood after the 1868 effort, but none passed both the Senate and the House. On July 1, 1876, the combination of Congress, President, and Colorado voters were joined as Colorado voted 15443 to 4062 to adopt a state constitution proposed by a constitutional convention and to become the 38th state.

In honor of Colorado finally becoming the 38th state after 16 years, you will need to:

Find 38 caches with the word "Colorado" in the title
Find 16 caches with the word "Star" in the title

* You may not use the same cache twice for "Colorado" and "Star". You must find 54 unique caches.
* You may use any cache type except events and CITOs.
* You may not use your own caches or this cache to complete the challenge.

To claim this cache, in your log list your qualifying caches including cache title, GC code, and date found.

Coordinates: N 40° 5CO W 104° STAR

C   =   (Number of stories in Colorado’s tallest building) – 29
O   =   (On July 4, 18____, the world's first rodeo was held in Deer Trail) – 1
S   =   (In 19____, Louis Ballast of the Humpty Dumpty Drive-In in Denver trademarked the name Cheeseburger) – 1
T   =   (In 18____, San Luis, the oldest existing Colorado town, was founded) - 46
A   =   (Number of other states that Colorado's lowest point is higher than their high points) – 10
R   =   (Number of the step at the state capital building in Denver that is exactly one mile above sea level) – 9

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

[Puzzle] Pbeare Gur Pbybenqb Fgne
[Cache] Yrfg Jr Sbetrg

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



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