List of Colorado state symbols

List of Colorado state symbols

The following is a list of symbols of the U.S. State of Colorado.

State insignia

Type Symbol Image Adopted
Flag Flag of the State of Colorado[1] 1911-06-05
SB 118-1911
1929-02-28
SB 152-1929
1964-03-31
Motto Nil sine numine[2]
(Latin: Nothing without providence)
 
NIL SINE NVMINE
 
1861-11-06
1876-11-06
CRS 24-80-901[3]
Nickname Centennial State[4]  
The Centennial State
 
Statehood[5]
1876-08-01
Seal Seal of the State of Colorado[6] 1861-11-06
1877-03-15
CRS 24-80-901[3]
Slogan Colorful Colorado[4] 1950
unofficial

Living symbols

Type Symbol Image Adopted
Amphibian Western Tiger Salamander[7]
Ambystoma mavortium
2012-03-16
HB12-1147
Bird Lark Bunting[8]
Calamospiza melanocorys
1931-04-29
HB 222-1931
CRS 24-80-910[3]
Cactus Claret Cup Cactus[9]
Echinocereus triglochidiatus
2014-03-07
HB14-1024
Fish Greenback Cutthroat Trout[10]
Oncorhynchus clarki stomias
1994-03-15
HB 1164-1994
CRS 24-80-911.5[3]
Flower Rocky Mountain Columbine[11]
Aquilegia caerulea
1899-04-04
SB 261-1899
CRS 24-80-905[3]
Grass Blue Grama Grass[12]
Bouteloua gracilis
1987-05-20
SJR13-1987
Insect Colorado Hairstreak Butterfly[13]
Hypaurotis crysalus
1996-04-17
SB 122-1996
CRS 24-80-913[3]
Mammal Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep[14]
Ovis canadensis canadensis
1961-05-01
SB 294-1961
CRS 24-80-911[3]
Pets Colorado shelter pets[15]
Canis lupus familiaris & Felis catus
2013-05-13
SB13-201
Reptile Western Painted Turtle[16]
Chrysemys picta bellii
2008-03-18
HB08-1017
Tree Colorado Blue Spruce[17]
Picea pungens
1939-03-07
HJR 7-1939

Earth symbols

Type Symbol Image Adopted
Fossil Stegosaurus[18]
Stegosaurus armatus
1982-04-28
Executive Order
Gemstone Aquamarine[19] 1971-04-30
HB 1104-1971
CRS 24-80-912[3]
Mineral Rhodochrosite[20] 2002-04-17
CRS 24-80-912.5[3]
Rock Yule Marble[21] 2004-03-09
HB04-1023
CRS 24-80-912.7[3]
Soil Seitz soil[22] USDA

Cultural symbols

Type Symbol Image Adopted
Folk dance Square dance[23] 1992-03-16
HB 1058-1992
CRS 24-80-909.5[3]
Songs Where the Columbines Grow[24] 1915-05-08
SB 308-1915
CRS 24-80-909[3]
Rocky Mountain High[24] 2007-03-12
SJR07-023
CRS 24-80-909[3]
Sport Pack Burro Racing[25] 2012-05-08
HJR12-1021
Tartan Colorado State Tartan[26] 1997-03-03
HJR97-1016

Highway route markers

Type Symbol Image Adopted
Interstate highways Colorado Interstate highway route marker[27] 1958
AASHO
U.S. highways Colorado U.S. highway route marker[27] 1970
AASHO
State highways Colorado state highway route marker[27] 1967
Colorado Highway Commission

Motor vehicle license plates

Type Symbol Image Adopted
License plate Colorado passenger automobile registration plate[28] 1913
1999
Colorado Department of Revenue

Naval vessel

Type Symbol Image Commissioned
Submarine USS Colorado (SSN-788)[29] To be commissioned
2017
United States Navy

United States coin

Type Symbol Image Coined
Quarter dollar Colorado quarter dollar coin 2006[30] 2006
United States Mint

See also

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External links

  • Symbols and Emblems of Colorado @ Colorado.gov