The Denver flag is made up of 4 components: a red area, a white squiggly line, a blue area and a yellow circle.
The red area represents the red colored clay underneath the Denver area to which the word 'Colorado' refers. The white squiggly line is a display of the mountains which form the backdrop of the city and is also in reference to Colorado's Native American heritage. The blue area represents the bright blue skies over the city and the yellow circle represents both the sun as well as gold which was a driving force behind the city's early foundations. The central location of the circle suggests the city's central position within the state.
- 'Colorado' is a Spanish word for red. It is in reference to Colarado's reddish brick clay which underlies much of the area. 'Rojo' is also a Spanish word for red
- The Denver Flag was adopted in 1926 and was designed by a North High School student - Margaret Overbeck
- Denver is nicknamed the "Mile High City" because it is exactly one mile high in elevation as evidenced by a benchmarked spot on the steps of the State Capitol building
- The city was founded because of the Pike's Peak Gold Rush. Otherwise, this Rocky Mountain area was seasonally settled by the Native Americans and visited by beaver hunting fur traders
- Samsonite began in Denver in 1910, the Molson Coors Brewing Company established their headquarters in Denver in 2005. Chipotle, Quiznos and Smashburger were founded and are also headquartered in Denver