25 Colorado Trivia Quiz Questions and Answers

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How well do you know this state? Test your knowledge with our Colorado Trivia Quiz!

Colorado is located in the western region of the United States and is known for its stunning natural landscapes and vibrant urban cities.

It is also home to a number of famous mountain ranges and national parks like the Rocky Mountains and Mesa Verde National Park- offering ample opportunities for outdoor recreational activities like hiking, camping, skiing, and snowboarding.

And whether you’re a Colorado native or just passing through, there’s always something new to discover!

From famous landmarks to local culture, take our fun Colorado Trivia Quiz questions and answers to challenge your expertise on everything about the state.

Note: As with all of our geography quizzes, there are five rounds, each with five questions, making this quiz out of 25 points.

For instructions on how to use our Colorado questions and answers quiz, simply scroll down at the bottom of this guide.

We’ve also included a few fun facts about Colorado in this article- so, if we’ve managed to put a smile on your face and you want to buy us a cup of coffee as thanks, we appreciate it.

You may also like our 50 States Trivia Quiz.

Free Colorado Trivia Quiz Questions & Answers

Colorado Quiz General Knowledge Questions Round

1. What is Colorado’s State Bird?

  • Grass Sparrow
  • Lark Bunting
  • Baird’s Sparrow
  • Cassin’s Sparrow

2. What is the two-letter postal abbreviation for Colorado?

  • CO
  • CR
  • CL
  • CD

3. What are people from Colorado called?

  • Coloradoers
  • Coloradoes
  • Coloradans
  • Colorodites

4. What is the official nickname of Colorado?

  • The Mountain State
  • The Rocky State
  • The Centennial State
  • The Mile High State

5. What is the state flower of Colorado?

  • Blue Columbine
  • Mountain Lily
  • Orchid
  • Violet

Colorado Quiz Geography Questions Round

1. How many states border Colorado?

  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7

2. How many National Parks are contained within the Colorado Border?

  • 2
  • 6
  • 5
  • 4

3. What is the highest point in Colorado?

  • Mount Elbert 
  • Mount Massive 
  • Blanca Peak 
  • Crestone Peak 

Bonus points if you can order these starting from the highest!

4. Which is the longest river in Colorado?

  • Colorado River 
  • Rio Grande 
  • Green River 
  • Arkansas River 

Bonus points if you can order the rivers starting from the shortest.

5. How many mountain peaks are there in the state of Colorado taller than 14,000 ft?

  • 15
  • 25
  • 43
  • 58

Colorado Quiz History Questions Round

1. When did Colorado become an official state?

  • 1850
  • 1890
  • 1912
  • 1876

2. Colorado became the first state to legalize the recreational use of Cannabis. In what year was it legalized?

  • 2012
  • 2007
  • 2020
  • 2015

3. Which of the following Western outlaws had a huge impact on the development of Colorado?

  • Billy the Kid
  • Doc Holliday
  • Butch Cassidy
  • Belle Star

4. Who served as the first governor of Colorado?

  • John Long Routt
  • James Peabody
  • John Vanderhoof
  • John Hickenlooper

5. Colorado is home to many native American tribes. Which of the following indigenous groups were not historically present in the state of Colorado?

  • Apache
  • Cheyenne
  • Pueblo
  • Lakota

Colorado Quiz Culture Questions Round

1. What famous music venue is in Morrison, Colorado, and features an outdoor setting built into the geological surroundings?

  • The Crag
  • The Mountain Stage
  • Red Rocks Amphitheater
  • Limelight at the Limestone

Test your knowledge of the music scene with our fun 60s music quiz, 70s song quiz, 90s music quiz, or 2000s music quiz

2. Which famous Stephen King novel is set at the Overlook Hotel in Estes, Colorado?

  • The Shining
  • IT
  • Cujo
  • Carrie

3. The Humpty-Dumpty drive-in in Denver, Colorado was awarded the trademark for this classic American food.

  • Hot Dog
  • Chili Dog
  • Cheeseburger
  • Corn Dog

4. Which US military academy is located in Colorado?

  • US Naval Academy
  • West Point
  • US Air Force Academy
  • Merchant Marine Academy

5. What Colorado mountain peak view inspired Katherine Lee Bates to write “America, The Beautiful”?

  • Pikes Peak
  • Grays Peak
  • Longs Peak
  • Blanca Peak

Colorado Quiz Landmark Quiz Questions Round

1. Colorado is home to the largest hot spring-fed mineral pool in the US, Glenwood Hot Springs. How many gallons of water are produced each day from the natural hot spring?

  • 1 Million Gallons
  • 500,000 Gallons
  • 3.5   Million Gallons
  • 100,000 Gallons

2. What is the name of the highest paved road in Colorado?

  • Cottonwood Pass 
  • Mt. Evans Scenic Byway 
  • Pikes Peak Highway 
  • Trail Ridge Road High Point 

Get bonus points if you can order these paved roads by elevation starting from the highest.

3. Which Colorado city is a staple for tourists looking to experience winter sports like skiing?

  • Denver
  • Longmont
  • Aspen
  • Boulder

4. Which famous street in Denver holds the record for the longest continuous street in America?

  • Colfax Avenue
  • Larimer Street
  • Humboldt Street
  • Antique Row

5. Which natural landmark features red rocks jutting straight up from the ground and has been the discovery site of new types of dinosaurs and bees?

  • Estes State Park
  • Garden of the Gods
  • Rocky Mountain National Park
  • Great Sand Dunes

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Colorado Quiz General Knowledge Answers

1. What is Colorado’s state bird?

  • Grass Sparrow
  • Lark Bunting
  • Baird’s Sparrow
  • Cassin’s Sparrow

2. What is the two-letter postal abbreviation for Colorado?

  • CO
  • CR
  • CL
  • CD

3. What are people from Colorado called?

  • Coloradoers
  • Coloradoes
  • Coloradans
  • Colorodites

4. What is the official nickname of Colorado?

  • The Mountain State
  • The Rocky State
  • The Centennial State
  • The Mile High State

5. What is the state flower of Colorado?

  • Blue Columbine
  • Mountain Lily
  • Orchid
  • Violet

Colorado Trivia: The Blue Columbine is found all around the Rocky Mountains and thrives at high altitudes.

Colorado Quiz Geography Answers

1. How many states border Colorado?

  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7

Colorado Trivia: Colorado makes up “The Four Corners” with neighboring states Utah, New Mexico, and Arizona.

2. How many national parks are contained within the Colorado Border?

  • 2
  • 6
  • 5
  • 4

Colorado Trivia: Colorado is home to the Rocky Mountain, Mesa Verde, Great Sand Dunes, and Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Parks.

3. What is the highest point in Colorado?

  • Mount Elbert (14,440 ft)
  • Mount Massive (14,420 ft)
  • Blanca Peak (14,345 ft)
  • Crestone Peak (14,294 ft)

Were you able to order them starting from the highest elevation? Great job!

4. Which is the longest river in Colorado?

  • Colorado River (1,450 miles)
  • Rio Grande (1896 miles)
  • Green River (730 miles)
  • Arkansas River (1469 miles)

Did you get the order of these rivers right?

Colorado Trivia: The Rio Grande serves as a large section of the US-Mexico Border but runs up through the southern part of Colorado.

5. How many mountain peaks are there in the state of Colorado taller than 14,000 ft?

  • 15
  • 25
  • 43
  • 58

Colorado Quiz History Answers

1. When did Colorado become an official state?

  • 1850
  • 1890
  • 1912
  • 1876

Colorado Trivia: Colorado was the 38th state to join the union.

It is nicknamed The Centennial State because it joined the union 100 years after the constitution was ratified.

2. Colorado became the first state to legalize the recreational use of Cannabis. In what year was it legalized?

  • 2012
  • 2007
  • 2020
  • 2015

Colorado Trivia: Colorado earns over 400 million dollars per year in marijuana tax revenue.

The state has used this additional revenue to fund education and public works.

3. Which of the following Western outlaws had a huge impact on the development of Colorado?

  • Billy the Kid
  • Doc Holliday
  • Butch Cassidy
  • Belle Star

4. Who served as the first governor of Colorado?

  • John Long Routt
  • James Peabody
  • John Vanderhoof
  • John Hickenlooper

Colorado Trivia: Routt served as governor both before and after Colorado was added to the union.

He served again 20 years after his initial time as governor.

5. Colorado is home to many native American tribes. Which of the following indigenous groups were not historically present in the state of Colorado?

  • Apache
  • Cheyenne
  • Pueblo
  • Lakota

Colorado Quiz Culture Answers

1. What famous music venue is in Morrison, Colorado, and features an outdoor setting built into the geological surroundings?

  • The Crag
  • The Mountain Stage
  • Red Rocks Amphitheater
  • Limelight at the Limestone

Try our fun 60s music quiz, 70s song quiz, 90s music quiz, or 2000s music quiz

2. Which famous Stephen King novel is set at the Overlook Hotel in Estes, Colorado?

  • The Shining
  • IT
  • Cujo
  • Carrie

Colorado Trivia: Both the film and novel versions of The Shining are set at a fictional version of the Outlook Hotel called The Stanley Hotel. The real Outlook Hotel is also believed to be haunted.

You may also like to take our 90s movie trivia quiz.

3. The Humpty-Dumpty drive-in in Denver, Colorado was awarded the trademark for this classic American food.

  • Hot Dog
  • Chili Dog
  • Cheeseburger
  • Corn Dog

4. Which US military academy is located in Colorado?

  • US Naval Academy
  • West Point
  • US Air Force Academy
  • Merchant Marine Academy

5. What Colorado mountain peak view inspired Katherine Lee Bates to write “America, The Beautiful”?

  • Pikes Peak
  • Grays Peak
  • Longs Peak
  • Blanca Peak

Colorado Trivia: “America the Beautiful” is a song based on a poem by Katharine Lee Bates, written during her 1893 trip to Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Colorado Quiz Landmark Quiz Answers

1. Colorado is home to the largest hot spring-fed mineral pool in the US, Glenwood Hot Springs. How many gallons of water are produced each day from the natural hot spring?

  • 1 Million Gallons
  • 500,000 Gallons
  • 3.5 Million Gallons
  • 100,000 Gallons

2. What is the name of the highest paved road in Colorado?

  • Cottonwood Pass (12,126 ft)
  • Mt. Evans Scenic Byway (14,160 ft)
  • Pikes Peak Highway (14,115 ft)
  • Trail Ridge Road High Point (12,183 ft)

Colorado Trivia: Mt. Evans Scenic Byway is also the highest paved road in North America.

3. Which Colorado city is a staple for tourists looking to experience winter sports like skiing?

  • Denver
  • Longmont
  • Aspen
  • Boulder

4. Which famous street in Denver holds the record for the longest continuous street in America?

  • Colfax Avenue
  • Larimer Street
  • Humboldt Street
  • Antique Row

Colorado Trivia: Colfax Avenue goes on for 53 miles across Denver. 

5. Which natural landmark features red rocks jutting straight up from the ground and has been the discovery site of new types of dinosaurs and bees?

  • Estes State Park
  • Garden of the Gods
  • Rocky Mountain National Park
  • Great Sand Dunes

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