An unemployment claim, when filed, is active for up to one year. There is nothing on the web site stating a limit as to how long unemployment can be collected, although there most likely is a severe repercussion if eligibility requirements are not met or jobs are not applied to. For more information, go to http://www.colorado.gov/cs/Satellite/CDLE-UnempBenefits/CDLE/1251567061108 .
It is not a time period but a dollar amount that determines how long you can draw unemployment benefits in the state of Colorado. There is an estimator of benefits available online that will help you find out what your situation will be. Visit the Colorado Unemployment Office website at http://www.coworkforce.com/uibEstimator.