Just when you thought gas prices might be taking a turn for the better... they're not - not on a state level, not on a national level, nowhere. 

Over the last 24 hours alone, gas prices in Colorado have risen ten cents (yeah, you read that correctly); according to AAAthe average price for gas in the state stood at about $4.27 (for regular grade gas) as of Tuesday, May 31.

On Wednesday, June 1, the average price for gas in Colorado rose to $4.37 - the highest recorded unleaded gas price in state history.

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Nationally, gas prices are currently sitting at an average of $4.67 for a gallon of regular fuel.

Despite Rising Gas Prices, People Are Still Hitting The Road

You'd think that the insane rise in gas prices would keep people off the roads (or, at least, you might hope), however, that's not the case... so far.

“So far, the pent-up urge to travel caused by the pandemic outweighs high pump prices for many consumers,” said Andrew Gross, a AAA spokesperson.

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Denver Post via Getty Images

“But 67% of drivers recently surveyed told us they would change their driving habits if gas hit $4.50 a gallon. That number rises to 75% at $5 a gallon. If pump prices keep rising, will people alter their summer travel plans? That remains to be seen.”

Where To Find The Cheapest Gas In Colorado

According to GasBuddy, the cheapest gas in the state (which, by no means, is cheap at all) can be found at the following ten Colorado gas stations:

  1. Sam’s Club– Thornton: $3.95
  2. Costco– Sheridan: $3.95
  3. Murphy Express– Littleton: $3.97
  4. Sam’s Club- Castle Rock: $3.99
  5. Costco– Littleton: $3.99
  6. Costco– Arvada: $3.99
  7. Circle K– Highlands Ranch: $3.99
  8. Eagles Nest– Walsh: $3.99
  9. Costco– Thornton- $4.00
  10. Conoco– Divide: $4.00

The Cheapest Gas In Northern Colorado

Fort Collins/Timnath: 

  1. Murphy USA- $4.06 
  2. Costco-$4.06
  3. Safeway-$4.09
  4. Loaf 'N Jug- $4.09
  5. Circle K- $4.09


  1. Diamond Shamrock-$4.07
  2. U Pump It-$4.16
  3. Murphy Express-$4.19
  4. Mini Food Mart-$4.19
  5. King Soopers- $4.19


  1. Sam's Club- $4.06
  2. Sinclair- $4.06
  3. Sinclair- $4.06
  4. Murphy Express- $4.06
  5. U Pump It- $4.07

7 Things To Appreciate About Fort Collins After Going To Denver

Northern Colorado isn't perfect, no place is perfect but we have it pretty good here and after spending a lot of time down in Denver over the past several weeks, here are a few things that I appreciate that much more about living here in NoCo.


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