Colorado State Highway 62

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State Highway 62 marker

State Highway 62
Route information
Maintained by CDOT
Length: 23.41 mi[1] (37.67 km)
Major junctions
West end: SH 145 at Placerville
East end: US 550 at Ridgway
Highway system

Colorado State Highways

SH 61 SH 63
Mount Sneffels from SH 62.

State Highway 62 is a 23.41 mile (37.67 km) long state highway in the U.S. state of Colorado.

Route description[edit]

SH 62 starts at a junction with SH 145 just north of Placerville, Colorado in the San Miguel River valley and heads northeast up the Leopard Creek Canyon. The highway bends slowly to the east before crossing the Dallas Divide at an elevation of 8,983 feet (2,738 m). It then follows Cottonwood and Dallas creeks downstream to Ridgway, Colorado. The highway crosses the Uncompahgre River just before ending at a junction with US 550.[2]

State Highway 62 is part of the San Juan Skyway, designated as a National Scenic Byway in 1996.[3]

Major intersections[edit]

County Location Mile Destination Notes
San Miguel Placerville 0.000 SH 145
Ouray Ridgway 23.414 US 550
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Segment list for SH 62". Retrieved 2007-05-12. 
  2. ^ Colorado Atlas & Gazetteer (Third ed.). Yarmouth, Maine: DeLorme. 1997. p. 66. ISBN 0-89933-206-4. 
  3. ^ "San Juan Skyway". American's Byways. Retrieved 2011-02-06. 

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