Utah State Symbols

Utah State Symbols, Emblems, and Mascots

Utah Symbols, Emblems, and Mascots

Utah is well known for its unique environment with 14 alpine ski resorts, 5 national parks, 7 national monuments, and 6 national forests. Mormon pioneers, who traveled across the US desert to what they believed to be the Promised Land, settled the state. Students in Utah can visit the Great Salt Lake and Rainbow Bridge and listen to the famous Mormon Tabernacle Choir.

The state known as Utah began when Brigham Young led a group of Mormon pilgrims seeking freedom from religious persecution into the Great Salt Lake Valley, where they established a settlement in 1847. The state gets its name from the Ute, an Indian tribe who lived there before the pioneers arrived. The golden spike completing the first transcontinental railroad line was driven at Promontory, Utah, in 1869, leading to a further influx of settlers. Utah was admitted as the 45th state in 1896. The capital, Salt Lake City, is also the world headquarters for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and Mormons make up 70 percent of the population. The Rocky Mountain elk (Cervus canadensis) is the state animal of the "Beehive State."

Utah 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 Utah state facts such as Utah 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 Utah, and the capital, as well as many more symbols, emblems, and mascots.

Utah State Symbols, Emblems, and Mascots


Symbol Name - (Species)

Animal Rocky Mountain Elk
(Cervus canadensis)
Astronomical Symbol The Beehive Cluster
Bird California Gull
(Larus californious)
Centennial Star Dubhe
Centennial Tartan Tartan
Cooking Pot Dutch Oven
Emblem Beehive
Firearm John M. Browning designed M1911 automatic pistol
Fish Bonneville Cutthroat Trout
(Salmo clarki)
Flag State Flag
Flower Sego Lily
(Calochortus nuttallii)
Folk Dance Square Dance
Fossil Allosaurus
Fruit Cherry
Gem Topaz
Grass Indian ricegrass
(Oryzopsis hymenoides)
Historic Vegetable Sugar Beet

"Utah We Love Thee"
Adopted Song on (February 17, 1937.)
Change to Hymn (May 5, 2003)

Insect Honeybee
 (Apis mellifera)
Mineral Copper
Motto Industry
Nicknames Beehive State (Official)
Quarter Utah State Quarter
Railroad Museum Museums at the Odgen Union Station
Rock Coal
Seal Great Seal
Song "Utah, This is the Place"
Tree (Old) Blue Spruce
(Picea pungens )
Tree (New) Quaking aspen
(Populus tremuloides)
Vegetable Spanish Sweet Onion
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