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I-70

Quick question for whoever can help me out with this. Cuorosity really. Are you allowed to park off the edge of I-70 and just go hunting from there or will you get ticketed? or must I find an exit and park off the edge of a smaller road and can I even do that or do I need a parking area or trailhead?

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That's a good question I'll

That's a good question I'll have to ask my neighbor when I see him, he just retired from the CHP a couple of years ago and his area was from the top of Vail Pass to Glenwood Canyon.

I do know that there are quite a few hunter that do just park off of the freeway and head up the hill, weather it is legal or not I'll find out. I don't think that you will get a ticket but you vehicle may be subject to get towed.

Like I said I see if I can find out.

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I-70

Thanks, that would be great. I kinda of hope not because then it makes a easily accessable area dificult to access which equals better hunting.

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I-70

Quick answer, No. All Interstate Highways are limited access and only emergency parking is allowed.

A couple of winters ago, I had a Wyoming highway patrolman threaten me with a ticket because I parked off the pavement behind a storm closed gate.

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Here in Colorado you have 48

Here in Colorado you have 48 hours after your vehicle is tagged to have it moved off of the freeway right of way. According to my neighbor they understand and know what is going on during the hunting seasons and give a little leeway where the vehicles are being parked, which is usually over next to the right of way fence on both sides of Vail Pass. That doesn't mean that you may find a officer that has had a bad day and tags and tows your vehicle but like I said you have 48 hours. Usually the ones that I have seen parked off of the freeway are day hunters so the vehicles are moved each night.

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If they are allowing people

If they are allowing people to park like that on an interstate, then the police are violating the law just like the people parking there.

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In Colorado you have 48 hours

In Colorado you have 48 hours to move your vehicle or else it is subject to be towed. Most of the hunters that I have seen that park along the right of way are just doing it for the day, so unless a patrolman sees the hunter park his truck and go hunting who is to say what is going on.

Quite possibly the most that you would notice is the red card flag that they will place on a vehicle that is parked on the right of way with the date and time informing you that you need to move your vehicle or it will be towed.

For the rest of Striker's question if you want to pull off on a exit and park on the side of the frontage road it is no problems unless it is posted NO Parking. You just want to make sure that where you park that your vehicle is out of the road.

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not the east coast

Topgun 30-06 wrote:
If they are allowing people to park like that on an interstate, then the police are violating the law just like the people parking there.

So what!they know whats goin on and thats important revenue generated for Colorado.Its about interperting rules with common sense for the better.

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huntin fool wrote:
Topgun 30-06 wrote:
If they are allowing people to park like that on an interstate, then the police are violating the law just like the people parking there.

So what!they know whats goin on and thats important revenue generated for Colorado.Its about interperting rules with common sense for the better.

***What do you mean "So What!"? The law is on the books to prevent accidents and if there is one that is caused by your mounties violating the law by letting motorists violate the law the state stands a big chance of getting their butt sued. That's what, and it would be a lot more than they'll make by letting people violate a law that is on the books and required for a highway to be an interstate elligible for Federal funds!!! "Common sense for the better" LMFAO!!! Incidentally, MI isn't on the east coast either, LOL!!!

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Thanks

Thanks for all the advice on this. It's good to know.

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You can park off the highway.

You can park off the highway. There are a lot of people who do it and it's not illegal. Just pull as far off as you can. I wouldn't suggest it if it is icy out but an early season with no snow shouldn't be a problem. Drive I-70 during the archery season and you can bet that 90% of those people off the highway are hunting. It tends to give easy access and a lot of people in one spot which makes for quiet animals and poor success.