U.S. Route 6 in Colorado

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from U.S. Highway 6 (Colorado))
Jump to: navigation, search

U.S. Route 6 marker

U.S. Route 6
Route information
Maintained by CDOT
Length: 467.284 mi[1] (752.021 km)
Major junctions
West end: I-70 / US-6 / US-50 at Utah state line
 

US 50 in Grand Junction
US 24 in Minturn
US 40 near Empire
SH 470 near Golden
I-25 / US 85 / US 87 / US 287 in Denver
I-270 in Commerce City
I-76 from Commerce City to Fort Morgan
US 34 in Fort Morgan

US 385 in Holyoke
East end: US 6 at Nebraska state line
Highway system
Colorado State Highways
SH 5 SH 7

In the U.S. state of Colorado, U.S. Route 6 (US 6) is an east–west highway stretching from Utah to Nebraska. Much of the route overlaps other highways in Colorado, and as a result, much of US 6 is unsigned.

Route description[edit]

The 6th Avenue Freeway in Denver, Colorado, looking east from Knox Court.

US 6 is concurrent with Interstate 70 for a significant portion of its length from the Utah state line to Denver. When the highway enters the western Denver suburbs, US 6 coincidentally aligns with 6th Avenue in the grid system, where it is known as 6th Avenue Freeway. Once it reaches Interstate 25, US 6 travels north briefly, then follows Interstate 76 for most of its length east of Denver, it is unsigned while it is overlapped. The highest altitude along US 6 is 11,990 feet (3,650 m) at Loveland Pass, where it crosses the Continental Divide. It continues down Clear Creek Valley until it reaches I-70, where it is briefly overlapped until I-70 leaves Clear Creek Valley. US 6 continues down Clear Creek and into Denver, where it turns into a freeway with 6 lanes. East of Denver, it continues east while joined with I-76 until it reaches Sterling, where it diverges from the interstate, the last town in Colorado it passes is Holyoke.

U.S. 6 in Lakewood Colorado


Major intersections[edit]

County Location mi[1] km Exit Destinations Notes
Mesa 0.000 0.000 I-70 / US-6 / US-50 west – Salina Continuation into Utah
2.194 3.531 2 Rabbit Valley Road
Mack 11.106 17.873 11 I-70 east – Grand Junction Eastern end of I-70 overlap
Loma 15.132 24.353 SH 139 north – Loma, Rangely
Fruita 19.955 32.114 To SH 340 (S. Coulson Street)
Grand Junction 26.080 41.972 I-70 / I-70 Bus. begins – Denver Western end of I-70 Bus. overlap
28.244 45.454 24 Road north, Redlands Parkway south Interchange
30.447 49.000 I-70 Bus. east / US 50 – Montrose Eastern end of I-70 Bus. and US 50 overlaps
34.859 56.100 I-70 Bus. west Western end of I-70 Bus. overlap
Clifton 37.267 59.975 SH 141 south
37.726 60.714 I-70 Bus. east Eastern end of I-70 Bus. overlap
46.510 74.851 44 I-70 west – Grand Junction Western end of I-70 overlap; eastbound exit and westbound entrance only
47.933 77.141 46 Cameo
49.468 79.611 47 James M. Robb – Colorado River State Park, Island Acres Former port of entry
51.616 83.068 49 SH 65 south to SH 330 east – Grand Mesa, Collbran
64.249 103.399 62 De Beque
Garfield Parachute 77.262 124.341 75 Parachute, Battlement Mesa
83.837 134.923 81 Rulison
89.451 143.957 87 I-70 east – Denver Eastern end of I-70 overlap
Rifle 91.796 147.731 SH 13 north – Rifle, Meeker
110.603 177.998 109 I-70 west – Grand Junction Western end of I-70 overlap
113.931 183.354 111 South Canyon Creek Road
Glenwood Springs 116.898 188.129 114 West Glenwood
118.983 191.485 116 SH 82 – Glenwood Springs, Aspen
121.241 195.118 119 No Name
123.743 199.145 121 Grizzly Creek – Hanging Lake
125.263 201.591 123 Shoshone Access Road Eastbound exit and westbound entrance only
127.664 205.455 125 Hanging Lake Eastbound exit and westbound entrance only
127.870–
128.457
205.787–
206.732
Hanging Lake Tunnel
130.918 210.692 129 Bair Ranch Road
Eagle 135.985 218.847 133 Dotsero
142.134 228.743 140 I-70 east – Denver Eastern end of I-70 overlap
159.500 256.690 SH 131 north – Wolcott Western end of SH 131 overlap
159.889 257.316 SH 131 south to I-70 Eastern end of SH 131 overlap
174.857 281.405 171 I-70 west / US 24 east – Minturn, Leadville Western end of I-70 overlap
Vail 177.071 284.968 173 West Vail
179.809 289.375 176 Vail Ski Area – Vail Museum
183.618 295.505 180 East Vail
EagleSummit
county line
193.733 311.783 Vail Pass summit — elevation 10,662 feet (3,250 m)
Summit 193.847 311.967 190 Shrine Pass Road – Vail Pass rest area
199.050 320.340 195 SH 91 south – Copper Mountain, Leadville
201.606 324.453 198 Officers Gulch
Frisco 204.747 329.508 201 Main Street
206.104 331.692 203 SH 9 south – Frisco, Breckenridge Western end of SH 9 overlap
Silverthorne 209.175 336.635 205 I-70 east / SH 9 north – Dillon, Silverthorne Eastern end of I-70 and SH 9 overlaps
SummitClear Creek
county line
225.552 362.991 Loveland Pass summit — elevation 11,990 feet (3,650 m)
Clear Creek 229.325 369.063 I-70 west – Grand Junction Western end of I-70 overlap
218.346 351.394 218 Herman Gulch Road
221.297 356.143 221 Bakerville
Silver Plume 225.719 363.260 226 Silver Plume
Georgetown 227.910 366.786 228 Georgetown
231.889 373.189 232 US 40 west – Empire, Granby Western end of US 40 overlap
223.047 358.959 223 Lawson Eastbound exit only
234.209 376.923 234 Downieville, Lawson
235.005 378.204 235 Dumont Westbound exit and eastbound entrance only
237.680 382.509 238 Fall River Road
Idaho Springs 238.885 384.448 239 I-70 Bus. east – Idaho Springs
239.652 385.683 240 SH 103 south – Mount Evans
241.125 388.053 241 I-70 Bus. west / County Road 314
242.980 391.038 243 Hidden Valley, Central City
251.001 403.947 244 I-70 east / US 40 east – Denver Eastern end of I-70 / US 40 overlap
257.296 414.078 SH 119 north – Black Hawk, Central City
Jefferson Golden 271.600 437.098 SH 58 east / SH 93 north – Golden, Boulder
273.397 439.990 SH 470 east – Colorado Springs
275.120 442.763 US 40 (Colfax Avenue)
275.656 443.625 SH 470 – Colorado Springs Western end of 6th Avenue freeway
276.003 444.184 I-70 – Grand Junction, Denver I-70 east exit 261
Lakewood 276.998 445.785 Indiana Street
277.002 445.792 Union Boulevard, Simms Street
277.310 446.287 SH 391 (Kipling Street)
278.795 448.677 Garrison Street
280.830 451.952 SH 121 (Wadsworth Blvd)
281.984 453.809 SH 95 (Sheridan Blvd)
282.330 454.366 Knox Court
City and County of Denver 283.86 456.83 SH 88 (Federal Blvd)
284.470 457.810 I-25 – Colorado Springs Eastern end of 6th Avenue freeway/South end of I-25 overlap, I-25 exits 209A-B
286.272 460.710 209C 8th Avenue
287.310 462.381 210A US 40 (Colfax Avenue, I-70 Bus./US 287) – Downtown Denver
287.661 462.946 210C Auraria Parkway Northbound exit and southbound entrance
288.008 463.504 210B 17th Avenue Southbound exit (to 20th Avenue) is via exit 211
289.167 465.369 211 23rd Avenue
289.985 466.686 212 Speer Boulevard – Downtown Denver Signed as exits 212A (south) and 212B (north)
290.425 467.394 212C 20th Street
291.479 469.090 213 Park Avenue, West 38th Avenue
290.090 466.855 214A I-25 north / I-70 west – Fort Collins, Grand Junction North end of I-25 overlap/Western end of I-70 overlap
292.815 471.240 275A Washington Street Eastbound signed exit 274
293.226 471.902 275B SH 265 north (Brighton Boulevard)
292.661 470.992 275C York Street / Josephine Street Eastbound exit and westbound entrance
293.194 471.850 276A I-70 east / US 85 north Eastern end of I-70 overlap (final)
Adams Commerce City 294 473 I-270 – Boulder, Limon I-270 exits 2A-B.
294.550 474.032 SH 2 east Eastbound exit and westbound entrance.
295.995 476.358 I-76 west – Arvada Western end of I-76 overlap, exit 9 westbound.
296.466 477.116 10 88th Avenue
297.114 478.159 11 96th Avenue
298.345 480.140 12 US 85 north – Greeley, Brighton Eastern end of US 85 overlap; no eastbound entrance
Commerce City 302.285 486.481 16 SH 2 (Sable Boulevard) / 120th Avenue – Denver International Airport
304.661 490.304 18 E-470 south – Limon, Denver International Airport Westbound exit and eastbound entrance
Brighton 305.219 491.202 20 136th Avenue
307.828 495.401 21 144th Avenue
308.626 496.685 22 Bromley Lane
310.994 500.496 25 SH 7 west – Lochbuie, Brighton
Weld Hudson 316.269 508.986 31 SH 52 – Hudson, Fort Lupton
319.220 513.735 34 Kersey Road
324.160 521.685 39 Keenesburg (I-76 Bus. south)
333.302 536.398 48 Roggen
334.007 537.532 49 Painter Road Westbound exit and eastbound entrance
342.652 551.445 57 County Road 91
345.225 555.586 60 SH 144 east – Orchard
Morgan 348.226 560.415 64 Wiggins Eastbound exit and westbound entrance
350.314 563.776 66A SH 39 / SH 52 – Goodrich, Wiggins
350.535 564.131 66B US 34 west – Greeley, Estes Park Western end of US 34 overlap; westbound exit and eastbound entrance
357.219 574.888 73 Long Bridge Road
359.789 579.024 75 US 34 east / I-76 Bus. east – Fort Morgan Eastern end of US 34 overlap
364.054 585.888 79 SH 144 – Weldona
Fort Morgan 365.243 587.802 80 SH 52 – Raymer, Fort Morgan
366.993 590.618 82 Barlow Road – Fort Morgan
370.076 595.580 86 Dodd Bridge Road
373.368 600.878 89 Hospital Road
375.042 603.572 90 SH 71 to US 34 – Brush, Akron, Limon, Snyder Signed as exits 90A (south) and 90B (north)
379.192 610.250 I-76 east – Sterling Eastern end of I-76 overlap, exit 92.
Logan Atwood 405.187 652.085 SH 63 south – Akron
Sterling 412.061 663.148 SH 14 west – Fort Collins
412.689 664.159 US 138 east – Julesburg
414.116 666.455 I-76 west – Fort Morgan, Julesburg I-76 exit 125.
414.317 666.779 SH 61 south – Otis
Fleming 431.121 693.822 SH 55 north
Phillips Haxtun 444.295 715.023 SH 59 – Yuma, Sedgwick
Holyoke 457.213 735.813 US 385 – Wray, Julesburg
467.284 752.021 US 6 east – Imperial Nebraska state line; eastern terminus of US 6 in Colorado
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

Route map: Google

KML is from Wikidata

Colorado Highways: US 6


U.S. Route 6
Previous state:
Utah
Colorado Next state:
Nebraska