The state flag of Colorado consists of three horizontal stripes of equal width - the top and bottom stripes are blue, and the middle stripe white. On top of these stripes sits a circular red "C", filled with a golden disk.
State flag of Colorado
Colorado flag colors - meaning
Yale blue stripes stand for the ever-smiling skies of the Rocky Mountain region. The Blue and White stripes together give us two of the delicate colors of the exquisite State flower, the columbine.
Red represents the red soil of Colorado (Colorado is named after the color red)
Golden yellow symbolizes the glorious all-the-year-round sunshine of Colorado. The golden center also represents the most precious of metals, gold, in the production of which Colorado exceeds all other states. The interlaced gold and silver cords symbolize the union and harmony of the sterling people of the Centennial state.
The white stripe stand for silver in whose production Colorado Colorado exceeds all other states. The white stripe further represents the snowy peaks of the Rocky Mountains.
C stands for the state's name (Colorado), the state flower (columbine) and the state nickname (Centennial State as Colorado was admitted to the Union in the year 1876 - the one hundredth anniversary of American independence)
History of Colorado flag
Colorado state flag was designed by Andrew Carlisle Carson in 1911 and adopted by the Colorado General Assembly on June 5, 1911. However, the legislature did not specify the size of the "C" or the exact shade of blue or red. Thus, flags flown by various organizations varied in colors and the size of the "C". On February 28, 1929, the General Assembly added to the description of the flag that the blue and red would be the same color as the flag of the United States. On March 31, 1964, the legislature further dictated the diameter of the gold disc to be equal to the center stripe.
Colorado flag history