Colorado State Flag

Colorado State Flag
Colorado State Flag

Officially Adopted:  June 5, 1911

The Colorado State flag was adopted in 1911 by the General Assembly. The flag consists of three alternate stripes of equal width and at right angles to the staff, the two outer stripes to be blue of the same color as in the blue field of the national flag and the middle stripe to be white, the proportion of the flag being a width of two-thirds of its length.

Flag Details 

At a distance from the staff end of the flag of one fifth of the total length of the flag there is a circular red C, of the same color as the red in the national flag of the United States.

Colorado flag and the American flag flying over a covered bridge
Colorado flag and the American flag flying over a covered railroad

The exact colors for the Colorado flag were not established until 1911. They deemed the flag of Colorado to have the same colors as the American flag. The blue represents the skies, the red for the ruddy soil, gold sunshine, ‘C’ for Colorado and white for their snow capped mountains. 

Colorado Flag Symbolism

  • The letter ‘C’- For Colorado
  • Gold – For the plentiful Colorado sunshine
  • Blue – the clear blue skies
  • White – Snow capped mountains
  • Red – the red Colorado soil