Colorado State Nickname

Colorado State Nickname

The Centennial State


Colorado – Then Centennial State

Colorado is nicknamed the “Centennial State” because it became a state in the
year 1876, 100 years after the signing of our nation’s Declaration of Independence.


Colorado also is called “Colorful Colorado” presumably because of it’s magnificent
scenery of mountains, rivers and plains. This phrase has decorated maps, car license plates, tourist
information centers and souvenirs of all kinds!