Colorado Art and Theatre Symbols

  • Colorado State Folk Dance: Square Dance
  • Colorado State Poet Laureate

Colorado Botanical and Garden Symbols

  • Colorado State Flower: Rocky Mountain Columbine

  • Colorado State Grass: Blue Grama Soil Series
  • Colorado State Tree: Blue Spruce

Colorado Geological and Archaeological Symbols

  • Colorado Fossil: Stegosaurus stenops
  • Colorado State Gemstone: Aquamarine
  • Colorado State Mineral: Rhodochrosite
  • Colorado State Rock: Yule Marble


Colorado Legislative Symbols

  • Colorado State Flag
  • Colorado State Seal
  • Colorado State Song: Where the Columbines Grow

Colorado Living Symbols (Animals and Fauna)

  • Colorado State Animal: Bighorn Sheep
  • Colorado State Bird: Lark Bunting
  • Colorado State Fish: Cutthroat Trout

  • Colorado State Insect: Colorado Hairstreak Butterfly

Colorado Locational Symbols

  • Colorado State Air and Space Museum: Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum


Colorado State Miscellaneous Symbols

  • Colorado State Tartan


State Symbols



Colorado State Emblems and Symbols
Colorado has an official state flag, a state seal, and many other official emblems and symbols. They have been officially adopted by legislative action or by the order of the Governor of Colorado. Colorado school children and their teachers have influenced the adoption of several of the symbols. Here are direct links to a few of the most popular symbols:
State Flag
State Seal
State Bird
State Flower
State Tree
Source: Colorado State Archives

Colorado State Symbol Index
This index has information on all the state symbols. It has especially good information on the state seal, but it has a wealth of information on the other symbols as well. If you scroll down to the state song, you can listen to an MP3 sung by PineLake Intermediate students.
Source: Department of Personnel & Administration


Recommended Reading

Colorado Facts and Symbols (The States and the Symbols)
These easy-to-read books make report writing easy. A fast-fact section in each volume introduces students to basic information, including the state’s capital city, largest city, physical size, population, date and rank of statehood, natural resources, important farm products, and primary manufactured goods. The text covers major state symbols, such as the state flag, seal, bird, tree, flower, animal, and more. Click on the link above to buy this book at Amazon.com.



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Citation styles

APA style
Symbols for Colorado. (2014, February 9). In ClassBrain's State Reports | State Symbols | 50 US States. Retrieved 10:42, March 25, 2019, from https://statereports.com/article_39/
MLA style
classbrain, “Symbols for Colorado.” ClassBrain's State Reports | State Symbols | 50 US States. 9 February 2014, 02:47 UTC. . 25 Mar 2019 <https://statereports.com/article_39/>.
MHRA style
classbrain, 'Symbols for Colorado', ClassBrain's State Reports | State Symbols | 50 US States, 9 February 2014, 02:47 UTC, <https://statereports.com/article_39/> [accessed 25 March 2019]
The Chicago Manual of Style
classbrain, “Symbols for Colorado.” ClassBrain's State Reports | State Symbols | 50 US States, https://statereports.com/article_39/ [accessed March 25, 2019].
CBE/CSE style
classbrain, Symbols for Colorado [Internet]. ClassBrain's State Reports | State Symbols | 50 US States; 2014 February 9, 02:47 UTC [cited 2019 Mar 25]. Available from: https://statereports.com/article_39/.
Bluebook style
Symbols for Colorado, https://statereports.com/article_39/ (last visited Mar. 25, 2019).
AMA style
classbrain, Symbols for Colorado. ClassBrain's State Reports | State Symbols | 50 US States. February 9, 2014, 02:47 UTC. Available at: https://statereports.com/article_39/. Accessed March 25, 2019.