The Utah state flag is based on an 1860 design by the Daughters of the American Revolution. The DAR design had the arms of the state seal in white on a blue field. In 1913, the seal was changed to a full color design in a thin gold circle.

The coat of arms shows a shield with a beehive between Sego Lilies, the state flower, with the state motto “Industry” above and the state name below. An eagle with war arrows in its talons is above the shield, and U.S. flags flank both sides.