It is improbable that we will see a nuclear war in the United States. But if there were, two cities, one in Colorado and the other in Wyoming would be at risk more than nearly every city in the nation.

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There was a new report that listed 15 US cities that would be likely targets if our nation was going to experience a nuclear attack of any kind. Most of the cities listed are military bases. Here is why Colorado and Wyoming would be targets.

Most Americans believe the country's intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) launch facilities (silos), located in ColoradoMontanaNebraskaNorth Dakota and Wyoming, would be an enemy's priority. - Stacy Liberatore

Colorado City Most at Risk


Colorado Springs is the 12th city most at risk. The largest reason why is because Colorado Springs is home to four military bases.

If there was a nuclear war, Fort Carson, Peterson Space Force Base, Schriever Space Force Base, and the United States Air Force Academy would all be at risk.

Wyoming City Most at Risk


Like Colorado Springs, Cheyenne is at risk due to having military bases located there. F.E. Warren Air Force Base and Wyoming Air National Guard Base are predominately the reasons why Cheyenne, Wyoming would be a target.

Let's Clarify Something

I want to emphasize again that it is extremely unlikely for the United States to endure a nuclear attack.

Other Top Cities


The top three US cities at risk according to the list are San Francisco, New York City, and Washington D.C.

Nuclear Threats: These are the Biggest Targets in Colorado

While Colorado is no longer home to the mighty Atlas or Titan missile complexes of the past, our state hosts a large field of Minuteman III nuclear missiles. Colorado is also home to several Air Forces and Space Force Bases that make the state a likely target in the event of a nuclear exchange. Scroll on to check out a list of Colorado's high-value military targets.

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WARNING: Under no circumstances should you enter this property. By doing so you risk bodily harm and/or prosecution for trespassing on private property.

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