Colorado Travel & Tourism Authority,
1127 Pennsylvania Street, Denver CO 80203;
303-832-6171; 800-265-6723; Fax: 303-832-6174.
State Animal: Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep
State Bird: lark bunting
State Fish: greenback cutthroat trout
State Flower: Rocky Mountain columbine
State Folk Dance: square dance
State Fossil: stegasaurus
State Gemstone: aquamarine
State Grass: blue grama grass
State Insect: Colorado hairstreak butterfly
State Mineral: rhodochrosite
State Motto: Nothing Without Providence
State Nickname: Centennial State,
State Rock: Yule marble
State Soil: seitz
State Song: Where the Columbines Grow
State Tree: Colorado blue spruce
Auraria, Kansas — Capital of the Territory of Jefferson (1859 - 1861).
Colorado City, Colorado — Territorial capital (1861-1862).
Golden, Colorado — Territorial capital (1862-1867).
Denver, Colorado — Colorado State Capitol,
200 E Colfax Avenue, Denver CO 80203;
303-866-2604; Fax: 303-866-2167.
Web: http://www.state.co.us and
http://www.colorado.gov. Current capital of the state since 1867.
Where the Columbines Grow; Colorado Country Morning; Rocky Mountain High; Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead.
Colorado contains 75% of the land area of the continental U.S. with an altitude over
Colorado has the highest mean altitude of all the states.
The U.S. federal government owns more than 1/3 of the land in Colorado.
Colorado has more microbreweries per capita than any other state.