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Coloradans have always loved our state's flag. And in recent years, the image has become more iconic than ever, popping up on hipster T-shirts and products of every description as a shorthand way of declaring state pride.

So we were shocked -- shocked! -- to discover that on Ranker's list of the best state flags, Colorado winds up a middling twelfth. Worse, many of the flags that finish higher on the poll/pole are terrible in comparison. Count down our reasons why below.

Number 12: Colorado

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One look indicates why this flag is so beloved. The big "C" that boldly claims an entire letter of the alphabet for Colorado and shines like the sun at its center. The classically American color scheme. A design that's as simple as it is striking. What's not to love?

Number 11: Hawaii

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As for the question of what's there to love about the Hawaiian flag, the answer is, "Not much." The British symbol in the upper left-hand corner, where U.S. citizens are accustomed to seeing stars, seems downright treasonous, and the two blue stripes tossed into that stacks of red and white appears random, as if someone facing a deadline to differentiate the lion's share of the banner from the American flag slapped them on at the last minute.

Continue to see more of the eleven state flags that are supposed to be better than Colorado's.



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208 comments
Trevor Marshall-Skarda
Trevor Marshall-Skarda

Maryland's flag gave me a headache to look at. Mess was the correct word for it.

Dustin L Eddy
Dustin L Eddy

If you're from Colorado you don't care what any other state thinks. So. This a stupid question or the person who asked this is not from Colorado.

Elia Tabello
Elia Tabello

California has the best one, but I'm biased!

Dawn Lopez
Dawn Lopez

My Grandma and your Grandma were sitting by the fire...

Lee Williams
Lee Williams

It's a crescent not a moon on the South Carolina flag, but being from Charleston I also know most people who live there think it's a moon too.

Drea Lane
Drea Lane

I am not sure how to answer that since you need to hire a new social media account rep to proofread before they post. I could help you with that...

Adam Smith
Adam Smith

I am a really good social media post editor...

Jenn Kennedy
Jenn Kennedy

Not likely that anything is cooler then the one we already have!

Jeremy Coss
Jeremy Coss

Do I these? Isn't this recycled from two years ago?

David Elrod
David Elrod

Yes, some of the state flags are better than Colorado's, especially Wyoming's flag is tops, plus Alaska, Hawaii, New Mexico and Texas are better too. Not so much the rest.

Nancy Valdez
Nancy Valdez

I liked the New Mexico, Texas, and Alaska flags the best. Maryland was the worst! Does anyone know the meaning of its colors and symbolism?

Genna Gallegos
Genna Gallegos

12 hours later and your post still has errors..... Come on guys.

Cory Hynes
Cory Hynes

The Texas flag is pretty sick but the rest suck!!!

Tony Diaz
Tony Diaz

The Arizona flag looks like a 70s Wonder Woman reject

Steve Stevenson
Steve Stevenson

Colorados state flag has become the new North Face. The logo of the complete douchebag.

Dan Scott
Dan Scott

When did Denver become such an insecure teenage girl? "Do you think Denver is prettier than the other cities?" "Is our flag good enough?" Haha give it a rest!!

Jose Jose Miguel
Jose Jose Miguel

Denver Westword just trys to stir the pot. Their most recent posts are testing how narcissistic Colorado natives are, or perhaps its them thinking Colorado has the best everything They need to cut this shit out. Who the fuck writes for them? They're just sell outs to advertising.

George White
George White

Maryland DOES have the best flag. The state itself sucks ass, but the flag is cool.

Traci Marsh
Traci Marsh

Arizona's flag is pretty cool, too bad Arizona sucks... Lol Colorado is still the best!

Kevin Markis
Kevin Markis

I think NY has the shittiest flag. It's like a jumbled mess that a child farted out.

Chad Nelan
Chad Nelan

Can I be your editor? I see mistakes in almost everything you publish!

Michelle Garcia
Michelle Garcia

Another Westword fail! Clearly, college degrees are no longer needed in journalism. Calling the Westword journalism might be stretching it.

Cole Whitaker
Cole Whitaker

I'd look at this if I didn't have to go through 6 pages to do so.

Ted Nordheimer
Ted Nordheimer

Pis Poor Writing+ Yawn Fest Subject= Keep Scrolling

Brad Kinney
Brad Kinney

Hahaha really westword ??? What is the purpose ?? Are you attempting to cause some kind of reaction here ?? Over flags ,??? Hahahaha

Joseph Shepherd
Joseph Shepherd

It's all a matter of opinion Colorado has the best flag in the whole dam world

Josh Bolte
Josh Bolte

More coffee you must drink. -Yoda

DanDanFoFan
DanDanFoFan

It's ugly, but if you look closely you will see Lady Liberty stepping on the British crown, which I always thought was cool.

DanDanFoFan
DanDanFoFan

Speak for yourself, this was interesting.

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