Colorado towns, like any other, earn their nicknames and mottos over time. Each is one-of-a-kind and represents a particular Colorado town, either in the past or today.

The following town mottos and nicknames are a mishmash of several Colorado cities. Some are official, while others are simply local nicknames for a location. Simple abbreviations or name shortenings are commonly used.

Alma – North America’s Highest Incorporated Town

Aspen – America’s Canary City

Arvada – Celery Capital of the World

Ault – A Unique Little Town

Aurora – The Gateway to the Rockies, The Sunrise of Colorado, Saudi Aurora, A-Town

Bayfield – Heart of the Pine River Valley

Berthoud – Garden Spot of Colorado

Black Hawk – City of Mills

Boulder – The Berkeley of the Rockies, The People’s Republic of Boulder

Breckenridge – The Kingdom of Breckenridge, Breck

Buena Vista – 8,000 Feet Above Average, Booney, Bueny, BV

Cañon City – Climate Capital of Colorado

Carbondale – Bonedale, The Ultimate Rocky Mountain Hideout

Cedaredge – Southern Gateway to the Grand Mesa, Cedarberry

Central City – Richest square mile on Earth

Collbran – Preserving The Past, Conserving The Future

Colorado Springs – City of Millionaires, Little London, Newport in the Rockies, The Springs

Crawford – Crawford Country USA

Creede – There is no night in Creede!

Crested Butte – Colorado’s Last Great Ski Town, Wildflower Capital of Colorado, C.B.

Deer Trail – Home of the World’s First Rodeo

Delta – City of Murals

Denver – Mile High City, Queen City of the Plains, Queen City of the West, Broncoville, Wall Street of the West, Cow Town

Divide – Center of the Known Universe

Dove Creek – Pinto Bean Capital of the World

Durango – Open Spaces and Familiar Faces

Eagle – Classic Colorado

Eaton – Garden of Eaton: Beef, Beets, and Beans

Edgewater – City of Choice

Erie – Your Future Is Here, expERIEnce

Fairplay – The real South Park

Firestone – A Community In Motion

Flagler – Birdseed Capital of World

Fort Collins – The Choice City, The Napa Valley of Beer, Fort Fun, FoCo

Fort Garland – Gateway to the San Luis Valley

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