The Centennial State

Colorado State Nickname


Colorado quarter

Colorado became the 38th state in 1876. Colorado's commemorative state quarter features the Rocky mountains, pine trees, and one of the state's nicknames: Colorful Colorado (public domain image on Wikipedia).

The Centennial State

The Centennial State

Colorado's official nickname is The Centennial State. Colorado became the 38th state of the United States in 1876 (one hundred years after the signing of our nation's Declaration of Independence).

Colorful Colorado

Another well- known nickname is "Colorful Colorado" because of the state's magnificent scenery of mountains, rivers and plains.