Colorado State Symbols

Colorado State Symbols, Emblems, and Mascots

Colorado Symbols, Emblems, and Mascots

Colorado is situated in the Rocky Mountain region of the United States, Colorado offers mountain living and exceptional winter sports activities. Home to natural rivers and plains as well as famous mountain resorts like Aspen and Vail, Colorado offers an excellent environment for students wishing to study and enjoy the great outdoors at the same time.

Colorado is called the "Centennial State," because it became the 38th state when the US turned 100 in 1876, Colorado is most closely associated with the Rocky Mountains and has numerous peaks over 14,000 feet. The state's name comes from a Spanish word meaning "red" or "ruddy," the color of much of the state's terrain. Today, Colorado is known for its vast cattle ranges, agricultural acreage, and snow-covered mountains that are ideal for winter sports. Its capital is Denver and state animal (mammal) is the Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep.

Colorado State Symbols contains descriptions and pictures of the state symbols, emblems, and mascots of the state, which can be quickly accessed. This resource guide represents many of Colorado state facts such as Colorado state symbols, the state flower, the state gemstone, the state insect, the state tree, the state bird, the state animal, the state flag that flies over Colorado, and the capital, as well as many more symbols, emblems, and mascots.

Colorado State Symbols, Emblems, and Mascots


Symbol Name - (Species)

Air and Space Museum Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum
Amphibian Western tiger salamander
(Ambystoma mavortium)
Animal (mammal) Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep
(Ovis canadensis)
Bird Lark Bunting
(Calamospiza melancorys stejneger)
Fish Greenback Cutthroat Trout
(Oncorhynchus clarki stomias)
Flag State Flag
Flower White and Lavender Columbine
(Aquilegia caerulea)
Folk Dance Square Dance
Fossil Stegosaurus
Gemstone Aquamarine
Grass Blue Grama Grass
(Bouteloua gracilis)
Insect Colorado Hairstreak Butterfly
(Hypaurotis crysalus)
Mineral Rhodochrosite
((MnCO3) Manganese Carbonate)
Motto "Nil Sine Numine"
(Nothing Without the Deity)
Nicknames Centennial State
Pets Adopted Dogs & Cats
(Canis lupus familiaris)
(Felis catus)
Quarter Colorado State Quarter
Reptile Western Painted Turtle
(Chrysemys picta bellii)
Rock Yule Marble
Seal Great Seal
Song "Where the Columbines Grow"
Written by A. J. Fynn
Music by A. J. Fynn
Song "Rocky Mountain High," by John Denver
Tartan Tartan
Tree Colorado Blue Spruce
(Picea pungens)
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