Difference between revisions of "Colorado"

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Colorado is a state of the United States.

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 in the mountains west of Boulder.

Other Major Cities on the Front Range include: Colorado Springs and Fort Collins

Public transport

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.

Western Colorado

Very easy: US. 50 from Salida to Grand Junction (gets a little harder once you hit the Utah border, carry water)

Very easy: Rt. 135 from Gunnison to Crested Butte

Easy to Moderate: along 24 and 285 north of Salida

Difficult: 92 and 133 between Carbondale and Delta (Low Traffic)

Easy: 550 Montrose to Durango

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: When hitchiking in Western Colorado don't get dropped off around Buena Vista or Canon City. There are prisons in the area and you are likely to be stranded for long periods.