It seems like you can find rocks just about anywhere in Colorado, but are they really free for the taking?

The Fun of Collecting Rocks

Did you ever have a rock collection when you were growing up? I remember collecting rocks when I was a kid. Our family would go camping and fishing in the mountains and I'd look for pretty stones or unusual rocks on a hiking trail or along the water's edge.

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I didn't know much about rocks, but they were fun to collect. One of my favorite finds would be stumbling upon a piece of petrified wood. Those pieces always fascinated me because I knew they were extremely old.

Getting A Rock Tumbler For Christmas

At one point, I got a rock tumbler for Christmas which I thought would help me create beautiful shiny stones. It didn't. Rock tumblers are used to smooth and polish rocks but there's a little more to the process than just tumbling - and I didn't have the patience or the know-how - and my tumbler mostly sat unused in the back of my closet.

As we grow older, our ambitions and our mindset change. Many of us become rock collectors without really realizing it. We go camping or hiking, and we want to grab some large stones for the landscaping in our yard. But, is this legal in Colorado?

Is Collecting Rocks In Colorado Legal?

The short answer to the question of collecting rocks in Colorado is, yes, you can. However, there is a caveat. There are specific rules in place about collecting rocks in Colorado - how much, what type, and the places where they can be harvested.

How To Collect Rocks Legally In Colorado

Collecting rocks can be fun - whether you are looking for precious stones and unusual rocks, or if you want to pick up something for your yard. Here is a look at some facts about collecting rocks in Colorado - what every rockhound in Colorado should know.

It Is Illegal To Throw These Things Away In Colorado

There are 14 items that should never be thrown out with the trash in Colorado. Check out this helpful list of hazardous waste reminders that should never go in the garbage in Colorado. While some of these items can be turned in on local hazardous waste collection days, six items on this list can get you into big trouble if you are caught dumping them at a landfill.

20 Reasons You’ll Get A Parking Ticket in Grand Junction, Colorado

Here is a very long list of reasons you could get a parking ticket in Grand Junction, Colorado. If addressed quickly, a parking ticket can be a minor inconvenience. If forgotten, one mistake can turn into several more. Avoid these common mistakes and the annoying parking tickets that come with making them.