14 Crazy Laws in Colorado

Maroon Bells and Maroon Lake – autumn colors at sunrise, near Aspen, Colorado, in the Elk Mountains.

Here is a list of 14 odd laws in Colorado. Most of these laws were made a long time ago with specific people in mind. Some of these laws may no longer be enforced, but they are apparently still on the books – at least according to municode.com and dumblaws.com.

1. Saddle Up Sober

14 Crazy Laws in Colorado

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In Colorado, it is illegal to ride a horse while under the influence. It’s also illegal to fish from the back of a horse.

2. Leash Up The Llamas

14 Crazy Laws in Colorado

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In Boulder, it is illegal to permit one’s llama to graze on city property. Click here for the full text of the law.

3. Just Don’t Wipe Out

14 Crazy Laws in Colorado

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Careful! You don’t want to break a bone — or the law In Vail, it is illegal to crash into obstacles on a ski slope. Click here for the full text of the law.

4. Forget Launching Missiles

In Alamosa, throwing missiles at cars is illegal. Click here for the full text of the law.

5. Add Lights To Your Cat’s Tail

14 Crazy Laws in Colorado

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Taillights… for your cat? In Sterling, cats may not run loose without having been fit with a taillight

6. Rock Mutilation: Not Even Once.

In Colorado, one may not “mutilate” a rock or range stone. Click here for the full text of the law.

7.  Medieval Warfare Illegal in Aspen

In Aspen, catapults may not be fired at buildings. Click here for the full text of the law.

8. Black Cars Illegal on Sundays

14 Crazy Laws in Colorado

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In Denver, you may not drive a black car on Sundays. Read more about this law here.

9. No Front Porch Couches

14 Crazy Laws in Colorado

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In Boulder, couches may not be placed on outside porches. Click here for the full text of the law.

10. No chickens in Louisville

14 Crazy Laws in Colorado

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In Louisville, residents may not own chickens, but may own up to three turkeys. Click here for the full text of the law.

11. No Boulder Rolling in Boulder

14 Crazy Laws in Colorado

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In Boulder, boulders may not be rolled on city property. Click here for the full text of the law.

12. Vacuum Lending Prohibited

In Denver, it is unlawful to lend your vacuum cleaner to your next-door neighbor

13. Dandelion Growing is Illegal

14 Crazy Laws in Colorado

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In Pueblo, it is illegal to let a dandelion grow within the city limits. Click here for the full text of the law.

14. No sleepy kisses in Logan County

In Logan County, it is illegal for a man to kiss a woman while she is asleep.

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published in April 2016 by The Gazette. Updates or changes to some laws may apply. 

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