Colorado November 21, 2017
Here Are The 11 Most Dangerous Things About A Colorado Winter
While Colorado is overall one of the safest places to live, there are still things to be cautious and leery of when it comes to living in or visiting the Centennial State. Are you not sure what to be looking out for? No problem; just check out our list of the 11 most dangerous things about a Colorado winter:
1. Let's get the most obvious out of the way: Snow...
While every place east of the mountains is somewhat mild (in terms of snow fall), it is still best to stay prepared during a snow storm, as blizzards can cause electric outages, slick roads, etc.
As per the Colorado Avalanche Information Center, an average 27 people lose their lives to an avalanche every year in America.
3. ...and idiots who do not know how to drive in the snow.
Trust me; there are A LOT of these people in Colorado (except for me, of course), so drive careful!
4. Dry skin
Okay, this one isn't really exclusive to winter (as Colorado has virtually no humidity year round), but nevertheless, it can be painful, so consider investing in some lotion and chapstick that stay in your car at all times.
Winter is one of the most beautiful times to hike in Colorado, but it is also one of the most dangerous, so make sure to use designated trails and try to only go during the daylight.
6. Broncos football...
Watch out... they WILL break your heart. (Especially this season... wtf is happening?!)
7. ...and/or being a Kansas City Chiefs fan
Look, the Broncos may suck, but you best not be cheering on ANY other team!
8. Marijuana edibles
Contrary to popular belief, marijuana CAN kill, as evidenced by the deaths of several Coloradans who consumed too much in a short period of time and then died at their own hands (in the most tragic of ways).
Bears may be sleeping peacefully through the winter, but other animals like elk, moose, and mountain goats are still out and about, so make sure to give them their space and they will give you yours.
A pretty good rule-of-thumb when it comes to hitchhiking? DO NOT GET INTO A CAR WITH SOMEONE YOU DON'T KNOW! (Seriously; why do I still see so many people around the state trying to hitch a ride?!)
'Tis the season, Colorado.
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