Gas prices continue to climb nationwide as fuel prices reach a national average of $4.59 per gallon according to AAA. While the prices at the pumps in Colorado are hurting everyone's wallet, Colorado's average price for gas is still below the national average at $4.14.

AAA shows the overall average for regular unleaded fuel one short year ago was $3.10 per gallon. Colorado drivers are now paying $1.14 more per gallon than they were last year.

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How Much Are You Paying in Taxes for Gas in Colorado?

When it comes to the taxation of fuel, you will be taxed at two levels. Federal and State. The federal tax for fuel per gallon is 18.4 cents for gasoline and 24.4 cents for diesel according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

In the state of Colorado, you will also see additional state taxes depending on the type of fuel you purchase. Gasoline in Colorado is taxed at 22 cents per gallon and diesel is taxed at 20.5 cents per gallon.

Colorado is in the top 10 states for the lowest gas tax prices per gallon in the country ranking at 41st. California has the highest taxes at 63 cents per gallon and Alaska ranks the lowest at 14 cents per gallon.

The State of Colorado's revenue from motor fuels during the fiscal year of 2019-2020 brought in a total of $624.5 million. The highest tax revenue over the past two decades for the State of Colorado was brought in 2017-2018 and 2018-2019. Both fiscal years tied at $654.9 million.

Source: AAA, and

Photos: See What A Road Trip in Colorado Looked Like in the 1940s

See what a road trip through Idaho Springs, Colorado looked like in the 1940s. Scroll through these photos that include a trip to Bridal Veil Falls and an unnamed zoo in the area.

Dangerous Road: Colorado's Wolf Creek Pass

Wolf Creek Pass is a beautiful Colorado drive, but in the wintertime it is one of the most dangerous roads in Colorado. Here are 10 interesting facts about this fascinating road on the Continental Divide.

White Knuckle Your Way Down Colorado's Most Dangerous Roads

Slivers of asphalt cling to mountainsides with barely enough room for a subcompact car, let alone the monster RVs peppering the roadways. Blind corners leave even the most experienced drivers wondering what awaits around the bend. Let's not forget the thousand-foot drops with nothing between safety and impending doom but a thin slice of gravel -- talk about white knuckles.

If you're brave enough to "risk your life" for beautiful views, you won't be disappointed.

How many of these dangerous roads have you traveled in Colorado?

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