Colorado State Highway 142

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State Highway 142 marker

State Highway 142
Route information
Maintained by CDOT
Length: 33.8 mi[1] (54.4 km)
Major junctions
West end: US 285 outside Romeo
East end: SH 159 at San Luis
Location
Counties: Conjeos, Costilla
Highway system
Colorado State Highways
SH 141 SH 144

State Highway 142 (SH 142) is a 33.8 mi (54.4 km) long state highway in southern Colorado.

Route description[edit]

SH 142 begins in the west at its junction with U.S. Highway 285 mere feet outside the city limits of Romeo. The route heads east through the towns of Manassa and San Acacio before reaching its eastern terminus at San Luis where it meets State Highway 159.

The highway passes through the San Luis Hills and over the Rio Grande. The Manassa Dike is visible from the highway as it passes through the hills. Overall, the highway has very little traffic, especially the section that passes through the San Luis Hills. Highway 142 connects the two river valleys (Conejos, Culebra Creek), passing through a high desert with little vegetation.

Scenic Byway[edit]

All of the highway is part of the Los Caminos Antiguos Scenic Byway [2]

Major intersections[edit]

County Location Mile[1] km Destinations Notes
Conejos Romeo 0.000 0.000 US 285 West end of route
Costilla San Luis 33.840 54.460 SH 159 East end of route
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Segment Descriptions for Highway 142". Colorado Department of Transportation. Retrieved 2008-03-25. 
  2. ^ Colorado. Department of Transportation. Los Caminos Antiguos