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'''Colorado''' is a state of the [[United States of America|United States]]. It is generally regarded as welcoming towards hitchhikers.
== Free/Budget Public Transport Transportation==*The traveler passing through [[Denver ]] will be wise to note the presence of several Mexican bus companies. More affordable, more comfortable, more reliable, and with noteably nicer co-passengers than the Dirty Dog (greyhound), these companies can 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 out of suburban sprawl, head over the area between Welton and Champa between 19th and 22nd streets. Autobuses Los Paisanos, Los Limosines, Autobuses Americanos and others can get you to Mexico for 50-60 dollars. ==Free Transportation==
*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.
*There is a free bus that runs between [[Gunnison]] and [[Crested Butte]]. Ask the locals for detailed schedules.
== Colorado's Front Range ==[[Denver]] sucks and while it can be difficult there are ways out. West of Denver treated me pretty good though. [[Boulder]] is very easy to hitch into and out of. The easiest place I have ever hitched was Canyon Dr./119 between Boulder and Nederland. Used hitch hiking as a means of commuting *SummitStage runs free anywhere in the mountains west of Boulder.Summit County including Silverthorne, Dillon, Frisco, Other Major Cities on the Front Range include:[[Colorado Springs]] Breckenridge, and [[Fort Collins]]Keystone.
== Western Colorado ==*Denver has a free bus that runs along 16th street between union station and the capitol.
Very easy: US. 50 from Salida to Grand Junction (gets *Steamboat Springs has a little harder once you hit the [[Utah]] border, carry water)free bus running across town----
Very == Difficult Routes ==While Colorado is generally an easy: Rtstate to hitch, doing these routes may prove more difficult than others. 135 from Gunnison to Crested Butte
Easy *Difficult: CO133 [[Carbondale (Colorado)| Carbondale]] to Moderate: along 24 and 285 north of Salida [[Hotchkiss]]
*Difficult: 92 and 133 between Carbondale and CO92 [[Delta (Low TrafficColorado)|Delta]] to Blue Mesa Reservoir
Easy*Difficult: 550 Montrose CO115 [[Colorado Springs]] to Durango[[Penrose (Colorado)|Penrose]]
Very easy*Difficult to Moderate: Durango [[Fort Collins]] or [[Loveland]] to Alamosa[[Greeley]]
*Difficult to Moderate: Fort Collins US287 [[Lamar]] to Loveland to Greeley Very easy: US HGWY 6 over Loveland Pass for back-country skiers (Only in the winter, and only to the top of the mountain). Make sure to find a large pull-off area on a straight stretch of road. '''Note''': Buena Vista and Canon City are prison areas which tend to be more difficult to hitchhike around.[[Limon]]
== Law ==
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. If you are like me you will wish You might start wishing people would stop picking you up so fast so you could 'll have more time to absorb the scenery. I have been through most highways hitchhiked almost every US and State highway in Colorado and many of the longest I ever waited (other than a 4.5 hour wait in Greeley County Roads and a 1.5 hour wait in Pueblo) was probably times have averaged about 20 15 minutesdepending on traffic.'' - [[User:Thewindandrain|Thewindandrain]] 0([[User talk:17Thewindandrain|talk]]) 03:2650, 6 8 March 2012 2013 (CET)
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