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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.

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.

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: Durango to Alamosa

Difficult to Moderate: Fort Collins 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: 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.


I would not hesitate to claim Colorado as the easiest state in America to hitchhike in and I have been to most of the states. Anywhere east of the front range is incredibly easy. If you are like me you will be wishing people wouldn't pick you up so fast so you could have more time to absorb the scenery. Buena Vista was a great place to hitch through, I got a ride within 10 minutes out of there after camping for the night. The longest I ever waited in Colorado (other than a 4.5 hour wait in Greeley and a 1.5 hour wait in Pueblo) was probably about 20 minutes. - Thewindandrain 0:17:26, 6 March 2012 (CET)