7 crazy Colorado laws you don't want to be caught breaking

Posted at 11:37 AM, Oct 07, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-07 14:08:37-04

When it comes to breaking the law, the line is drawn clearly in the sand, right? Maybe not so much in Colorado, where there are a variety of laws on the books that most people haven’t even heard. 

1.) Horses are considered vehicles in the state of Colorado.

Authorities in Colorado may not need to enforce this law often, but the book says "don't drink and ride." Horses are considered vehicles equal to cars in regards to drinking and driving. 

2.) A permit is required when modifying the weather.

In order to modify the weather, we recommend getting this permit. Apparently, according to Colorado at least, it's quite possible.

3.) In Denver, it is illegal to lend a vacuum cleaner to your neighbor. 

It is illegal to lend a vacuum to a next-door neighbor, but it's perfectly okay to lend a vacuum to a friend down the street.

4.) In Aspen, catapults may not be fired at buildings.

Does that mean catapults can be fired, just not at buildings? It seems as though this law is loosely written but it's probably best to avoid catapults if possible. 

5.) Only 3.2% beer is permitted in city and state parks. 

Leave liquor and all 5% beer at home when picnicking in a state or city park. This includes camping as well.

6.) In the city of Alamosa, it is illegal to throw a missile at a car.

By definition, a missile can be considered any object thrown either mechanically or by hand. This includes rocks, sticks, or even a tennis ball. So in Alamosa it's best to not throw anything at all. 

7.) In Pueblo, it is unlawful to allow a dandelion to grow within the city limits.

Keep the dandelions plucked not only for the sanity of neighbors, but also to avoid breaking the law. 


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