On the state flag,
adopted in 1911, the red C stands for Colorado, which is Spanish
for colored red. The golden ball represents the state's abundant
sunshine and its gold production, and the blue and white bars
symbolize blue skies and white mountain snows. On the seal,
adopted in 1877, the triangular figure represents the "all-seeing"
eye of God. The mountains stand for Colorado's rugged land, and
the pick and hammer for the importance of mining.
Colorado is a state of unusual natural beauty in the Rocky
Mountain region of the United States. The scenic wonders of the
Rockies and the cool, pleasant climate make the state a center for
summer tourists. In winter, the deep, powdery snow of Colorado
attracts skiers to world-famous resorts. Each year, millions of
visitors travel to such tourist areas as Aspen, Estes Park, and