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'.

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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.

LOOK: 60 Stunning Photos Riding on the Durango Silverton Railroad

Take a ride on Colorado's famous Durango-Silverton Railroad and enjoy these amazing photographs.

LOOK: A Pictorial History of Trains in Western Colorado

For close to 50 years, Grand Junction photographer Robert Grant captured images of life on the Western Slope. As you very well know, Western Colorado and railroads go hand in hand. These are a handful of images lifted from negatives from Robert Grant's personal collection.

Gallery Credit: Waylon Jordan

MORE: 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.

Gallery Credit: Wes Adams