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'''Colorado''' is a state of the [[United States of America|United States]]. It is generally regarded as welcoming towards hitchhikers.
== Colorado's Front Range Budget Transportation==*The traveler passing through [[Denver]] sucks will be wise to note the presence of several Mexican bus companies. More affordable, more comfortable, more reliable, and while it with noteably nicer co-passengers than the Dirty Dog (greyhound), these companies can be difficult there are ways take you to Kansas City, New Mexico, Texas, Arizona, Southern California, and of course, Mexico. If you've got a few bucks and you don't feel like thumbing your way outof suburban sprawl, head over the area between Welton and Champa between 19th and 22nd streets. West of Denver treated me pretty good thoughAutobuses Los Paisanos, Los Limosines, Autobuses Americanos and others can get you to Mexico for 50-60 dollars.
Other Major Cities on the Front Range include:[[Colorado Springs]],[[Boulder]],and [[Fort Collins]]==Free Transportation==
== Western Colorado ==*There is a bus that runs between [[Fort Collins]] and [[Loveland]] with a policy which allows you to ride free if you claim to be 17 or younger.
Very easy: US. 50 from Salida to Grand Junction (gets *There is a little harder once you hit the free bus that runs between [[Gunnison]] and [[UtahCrested Butte]] border, carry water). Ask the locals for detailed schedules.
Very easy: Rt*SummitStage runs free anywhere in Summit County including Silverthorne, Dillon, Frisco, Breckenridge, and Keystone. 135 from Gunnison to Crested Butte
Easy to Moderate: *Denver has a free bus that runs along 24 16th street between union station and 285 north of Salida the capitol.
Difficult: 92 and 133 between Carbondale and Delta (Low Traffic)*Steamboat Springs has a free bus running across town----
Easy: 550 Montrose == Difficult Routes ==While Colorado is generally an easy state to Durangohitch, doing these routes may prove more difficult than others.
Very easy*Difficult: US HGWY 6 over Loveland Pass for back-country skiers CO133 [[Carbondale (Only in the winter, and only to the top of the mountainColorado). Make sure | Carbondale]] to find a large pull-off area on a straight stretch of road.[[Hotchkiss]]
'''Note'''*Difficult: When hitchiking in Western CO92 [[Delta (Colorado dont get dropped off around Bunea Vista or Canon City. There are prisons in the area and you are likely )|Delta]] to be stranded for long periods.Blue Mesa Reservoir
*Difficult: CO115 [[Colorado Springs]] to [[Penrose (Colorado)|Penrose]]
*Difficult to Moderate: [[Fort Collins]] or [[Loveland]] to [[Greeley]]
*Difficult to Moderate: US287 [[Lamar]] to [[Limon]]
== Law ==
42-4-805. Pedestrians walking or traveling in a wheelchair on highways.
(2) No person shall stand in a roadway for the purpose of soliciting a ride from the driver of any private vehicle. For the purpose of subsection (2) "roadway" means that portion of the road normally used by moving motor vehicle traffic.
(5) Any town or city may, by ordinance, regulate the use by pedestrians of streets and highways under its jurisdiction to the extent authorized under subsection (6) of this section and sections 42-4-110 and 42-4-111, but no ordinance regulating such use of streets and highways in a manner differing from this section shall be effective until official signs or devices giving notice thereof have been placed as required by section 42-4-111 (2).
(6) No person shall solicit a ride on any highway included in the interstate system, as defined in section 43-2-101 (2), C.R.S., except at an entrance to or exit from such highway or at places specifically designated by the department of transportation; or, in an emergency affecting a vehicle or its operation, a driver or passenger of a disabled vehicle may solicit a ride on any highway.
(7) Pedestrians shall only be picked up where there is adequate road space for vehicles to pull off and not endanger and impede the flow of traffic.
Basically, hitch all you want in Colorado from off the traveled portion of the road and not on the interstate and you will be fine. There are some municipalities in Colorado that prohibit hitchhiking, but they are required to post official notices.
=== Federal Districts ===
'''Note''':All land regulated by the National Park service prohibits hitchhiking under the Code of Federal Regulations
Title 36 section 4.31: Hitchhiking or soliciting transportation is prohibited
''except in designated areas and under conditions established by the superintendent.''
*Rocky Mountain National Park
Hitchhiking in the park is allowed and restricted to the road shoulder.
== Experiences ==
:''I would not hesitate to claim Colorado as the easiest state in America to hitchhike in. Anywhere west of the front range is incredibly easy. You might start wishing people would stop picking you up so fast so you'll have more time to absorb the scenery. I have hitchhiked almost every US and State highway in Colorado and many of the County Roads and wait times have averaged about 15 minutes depending on traffic.'' [[User:Thewindandrain|Thewindandrain]] ([[User talk:Thewindandrain|talk]]) 03:50, 8 March 2013 (CET)
== Cities ==
* [[Colorado Springs]]
* [[Fort Collins]]
* [[Limon]]
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