Most Searched Mascots In Colorado

Most Searched Mascots In Colorado
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There aren’t a lot of elements of American sports culture that bond together fans and non-partisans alike quite like a good team mascot, which is something that the Centennial State has in droves.  

Between the state’s premier college mascots like Cam the Ram at Colorado State and Colorado’s Ralphie the Buffalo and pro teams like Dinger from the Colorado Rockies and Rocky the Mountain Lion of the Denver Nuggets, the state’s mascot scene is second-to-none nationally.  

When people are watching games, sometimes they are curious what the mascot of the team is. With National Mascot Day coming up on June 17, we wondered what mascots Coloradoans are looking up.  

Utilizing Google Trends, took a break from Colorado betting apps and looked at the search volume of the term “Mascot” over the last 12 months (June 2023 to June 2024) to find the most searched mascots in Colorado.  

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Most Searched Mascots In Colorado



Search Interest (vs. Other Topics in Past 12 Months) 

Rocky the Mountain Lion 

Denver Nuggets 


Dinger (Dinosaur) 

Colorado Rockies 

Thunder (Horse) 

Denver Broncos 

Ralphie the Buffalo  

Colorado Buffaloes 

Bernie the St. Bernard 

Colorado Avalanche 

Which CO Mascot Is The Most Popular?

Based on search interest online, it appears that the Denver Nuggets’ mascot, Rocky the Mountain Lion, is Colorado’s favorite sports team mascot, with a score of 15 to beat out Dinger of the Colorado Rockies.  

The Rockies’ beloved dinosaur mascot scored a search interest total of nine to beat out Thunder the horse of the Denver Broncos, who finished with a score of six, while Ralphie finished with a score of six and Bernie the St. Bernard of the Colorado Avalanche had a score of four.  

While many Coloradans would argue over which of the state’s pro and college sports teams are the “best,” we now know for sure which mascot is the state’s favorite, with Rocky taking home the top spot in the Centennial State in 2024. 

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Christopher Boan has been covering sports and sports betting for more than seven years, including stops at, the Tucson Weekly and the Green Valley News.

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