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This page serves as the primary resource for editors of Colorado. Review all the sections to better understand how the guidelines for this state might deviate from the overall USA or worldwide guidelines. If you have any comments or questions about this page or state refer to the community links below.

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Colorado is a part of the Southwest region, which includes the states and/or territories of:

Arizona / California / Colorado / Hawaii / Nevada / New Mexico / Utah.

Mapping resources


Before editing the maps in Colorado, be sure to fully review and understand the editing manual.

The Waze user community follows the Waze etiquette guidelines discussed in the Wiki. Be sure to familiarize yourself with these guiding principals while editing the maps and this Wiki, as well as when communicating with other Waze users.

Current Construction Projects

See Colorado/Resources for guidance in Colorado that may not be universal to all other states and territories.



The Waze forum is a great place to find answers to previously asked questions and also a place to ask new ones. Below are links to the forums specific to Colorado.

Area Managers for Colorado can be found in the table below.

New editors should consider checking into the formal mentoring program available at no charge.

Cities and towns


One of the most common errors when editing the maps is when an editor creates a road and does not confirm the road by setting the city and road name (or stating it has none).

Duplicate cities can be caused by incorrectly named segments and should be corrected following the guidelines in the duplicate cities article.

Major roads

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Colorado follows the general road naming and road type guidelines of the USA.

Some states have a separate page to track and identify the major roads in the state, but at this time, this one does not have such a page.

Special roads

Drivable roads

Colorado follows the standard USA guidelines for all of the following special road types.

Non-drivable roads

Review the Wiki guidelines for non-drivable roads to ensure compliance with the general guidelines.

Special Roads for Colorado

Example of a "2 track road." This would be set as a dirt road

Colorado does not use the dirt road type unless it is for "2 track" unimproved roads. Any road that a highway vehicle could easily travel would not be considered a "Dirt Road/4x4 trail." See this Forest Service Roads section about Forest Service roads for some clarification.

If the road has been improved at all (meaning that it is a gravel road), we use the street road type. There may be special circumstances, so contact an Area Manager with any questions.

State Highway vs State Route

Colorado follows the state highway general guidelines, but for consistency throughout the state, Colorado uses State Highway (SH-xxx).


When managing a section of roadway under construction or being closed for a major event, follow the Wiki guidelines on construction zones and Real time closures.

The Colorado Department of Transportation keeps a running list of construction projects in the state. Note that this does not show lower level projects completed by city or county agencies.


Colorado follows the USA standard for Places. Do not deviate from the guidelines without first obtaining consensus to do so via the state forum linked on this page.

Colorado has Lock Standards for all places. All places MUST be locked to the highest rank you can set up to 4 so that we can personally see almost each and every place update. Contact the Colorado forum with concerns related to places in Colorado.

Colorado follows all other USA standards for Places. Do not deviate from the guidelines without first obtaining consensus via the state forum.


Not every camera-looking device at an intersection is a speed or red light camera. Generally speaking:

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    a speed camera takes a photograph of a vehicle when it passes by the camera at too high a speed.
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    a red light camera takes a photograph of a vehicle that enters an intersection after the light is red. In some areas, it takes the photograph when a vehicle is not clear of the intersection some period after the light turns red.

Be sure to know your cameras before accepting new camera reports.

Currently only the Waze client app can add cameras to the map. When adding a camera from the app, be sure to review the camera placement recommendations.

Laws regarding speed and red light cameras vary between the states and territories, so be sure to understand the details of camera legality in Colorado.

Based on information researched at the time this page was created, the limited legality of speed cameras in Colorado is described in this page, and red light cameras are permitted statewide in Colorado.

No other camera types should be mapped in Waze.

To do list

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Many states and territories keep an active list of pending or closed actions that need to be done in the state by the editors. All editors are welcome to contribute to the list of activities.

See Colorado/To do for the original list of areas and projects being managed by various editors in the state.

Area Managers

The table below identifies the editors also designated as Area Managers or higher who are editing in Colorado. If you have any questions, please consider contacting them directly as needed. If you are an Area Manager that covers Colorado, or a USA Country Manager that does a lot of work in Colorado, please add yourself to this list (alphabetical by username) in the correct rank section.

The editor who also serves as the Regional Coordinator for Colorado is automatically listed at the top of the table. That editor may not be highly active in this state and therefore may not be listed separately in the table.

Colorado — Area, State and Country Managers
Regional Coordinator(s): jemay (PM)
Username Area Managed Comments
Country Managers (Southwest region)
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bgodette(6) [PM] Countrywide Badge GlobalChamp.png
ply8808(6) [PM] Countrywide Badge LocalChamp.pngBadge MapRaider.pngBadge Mentor.png
Arizona state resident
Dmcrandall(5) [PM]
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Country Wide Badge Mentor.pngBadge CountryManager.pngBadge MapRaider.png
US Country Manager
tgfathergoose(5) [PM] Statewide Badge CountryManager.png
State Managers (Southwest region)
Troyv(5) [PM] . Badge StateManager.png
Area Managers
(Add to or edit this section)
Chris_CA(5) [PM] Eastern 2/3 of Colorado Badge AreaManager.png
Colorado resident
dougp01(3) [PM] AREA Badge AreaManager.png
JaredTheKing(3) [PM] Pueblo/Cañon City Badge AreaManager.png
Fighting for the underdogs
jroman7(3) [PM] La Junta & Rocky Ford Badge AreaManager.png
mrpete(3) [PM] Many rural and remote areas of the state, plus the I-25 corridor Badge AreaManager.png
Panther37(3) [PM] Colorado Springs Based, El Paso, Teller and West along US-24 Badge AreaManager.png
Your Ad Here
Puddles2475(3) [PM] Denver Metro & I-25 to Loveland Badge AreaManager.png
sack_sama(3) [PM] Colorado Springs Badge AreaManager.png

Other states and territories

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