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Colorado Vacation Basic Facts

Colorado Travel & Tourism Authority,
1127 Pennsylvania Street, Denver CO 80203;
303-832-6171; 800-265-6723; Fax: 303-832-6174.
Web: http://www.colorado.com.

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, Colorful Colorado

State Rock: Yule marble

State Seal:

State Soil: seitz

State Song: Where the Columbines Grow

State Tartan:

State Tree: Colorado blue spruce


State Capitals

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.


State Songs

Where the Columbines Grow; Colorado Country Morning; Rocky Mountain High; Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead.


State Specials

Colorado contains 75% of the land area of the continental U.S. with an altitude over 10,000 feet.

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.


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