Colorado is known for its naturally beautiful landscapes, from the Rocky Mountains to its sand dunes and green natural forests. However, if you think that your own "natural landscape" is just as beautiful and should be as openly displayed, you may find yourself at odds with the law.
Colorado law prohibits public nudity and indecently exposing oneself in a sexual manner to alarm or offend others. These crimes are called public indecency and indecent exposure and can result in jail time and even registration in the state's sex offender registry.
Overview of Colorado Indecent Exposure Laws
The indecent exposure laws in Colorado are further explained in the table below:
Colorado Revised Statutes Section 18-7-301 (public indecency)
Colorado Revised Statutes Section 18-7-302 (indecent exposure)
What Is Prohibited?
Public Indecency: When a person, in a public place in view of others, does any of the following:
Indecent Exposure: When a person does any of the following: