It Is Illegal to Take Photos at These Colorado Locations
Living in Colorado can cause you to get hooked on some expensive habits. After a couple of adventures in some of our state's National Parks, and suddenly your sinking a large portion of your paycheck into cameras and equipment.
Taking photos for Insta-moments or personal reasons is a great past-time in the Centennial State. Just remember there are a few locations where no photography is allowed. Scroll on to learn about Colorado's 'No Photo Zones'.
No Photos are Allowed on Railroad Tracks in Colorado
A state like Colorado has a history that was largely dependent on the Railroad industry. We've got thousands of miles of railroad tracks throughout the state, and all of them are considered private property. Therefore, standing on railroad tracks for a personal photo is trespassing and against the law.
What Does Colorado Law Say About Photos on Railroad Tracks?
While Colorado does not have a specific statute on the books about trespassing on railroad property you can be arrested for carrying a loaded weapon on board a train or into a public transportation facility. This is a Class 6 felony in Colorado (Col. Rev. Stat. § 18-9-118 (1999).
Popular 'No Photos Allowed' Attractions
Some popular attractions around the world are pretty rigid about their photo policy as well. The following locations are all places you are not allowed to take photos.
- Polling Stations
- Mecca in Saudi Arabia
- Westminster Abbey in London
- The Sistine Chapel in Vatican City
- The Alamo in San Antonio
- The Pentagon in Washington D.C.
- The Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam
- Buckingham Palace in London
Check out some of the best rail lines in Colorado below aboard the Durango Silverton Railroad.