11 Nicknames for Colorado That You Should Know Story

By Alli Sewell

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Introduction

11 Nicknames for Colorado That You Should Know Story

Colorado is a stunning mountainous state in the United States' Mountain West region. This beautiful...

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Nickname 1

The Centennial State

The Centennial State is the official state nickname of Colorado. You’ll find this moniker on...

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Nickname 2

Colorful Colorado

While not an official nickname, Colorful Colorado is a well-known and frequently used Colorado state...

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Nickname 3

The Highest State

Another nickname for Colorado is The Highest State. This name came about due to Colorado...

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Nickname 4

The Buffalo Plains State

In the past, Colorado was covered with plains on which buffalo and bison herds lived...

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Nickname 5

The Switzerland of America

The Colorado state nickname The Switzerland of America is slightly lesser known and comes from...

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Nickname 6

The Lead State

Colorado used to be an important lead mining state, hence the name The Lead State....

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Nickname 7

The Silver State

This nickname relates to another of Colorado’s past mining activities. Colorado has been mining silver...

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Nickname 8

Little London

Around 150 years ago, Colorado saw an influx of immigrants from the United Kingdom. This...

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Nickname 9

Gateway to the Rockies

Gateway to the Rockies is a nickname given to Colorado state and the city of...

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Nickname 10

The Mile-High City

The Mile-High City is a name often given to Denver instead of being a Colorado...

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Nickname 11

Nil Sine Numine

Instead of being one of multiple Colorado nicknames, Nil Sine Numine is the official state...

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Conclusion

In Conclusion

Colorado is an amazing state with a rich history and culture and breathtaking natural landscapes....

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