Colorado State Highway 9

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State Highway 9 marker

State Highway 9
Route information
Maintained by CDOT
Length: 138.92 mi[1] (223.57 km)
Major junctions
South end: US 50.svg US 50 near Cañon City
North end: US 40.svg US 40 in Kremmling
Location
Counties: Fremont, Park, Summit, Grand
Highway system

Colorado State Highways

SH 8 SH 10

State Highway 9 in the U.S. state of Colorado is a 138-mile-long (222 km) state highway through central Colorado.

Route description[edit]

State Highway 9 starts at a junction with US 50 west of Cañon City. It heads northwest, following Currant Creek most of the way to Currant Creek Pass where it enters an open area known as South Park. The south fork of the South Platte is crossed as the highway enters Hartsel and a junction with US 24. SH 9 follows US 24 west for 0.5 mi (0.80 km), then splits off to head northwest again. Just south of Fairplay, it joins northbound US 285. At Fairplay SH 9 leaves US 285 to head northwest, following the middle fork of the South Platte most of the way to Hoosier Pass where it crosses the Continental Divide 11,532 ft (3,515 m) above sea level. Switchbacks drop the highway to the Blue River which it follows north through Breckenridge to Dillon Reservoir. The highway goes around the west side of the reservoir, through Frisco and joins I 70 as it heads northeast. At Silverthorne, SH 9 leaves I 70 to continue northwest alongside the Blue River. SH 9 crosses the Colorado River just before its termination at a junction with US 40 in Kremmling.[2]

Major intersections[edit]

County Location Mile Destination Notes
Fremont 0.000 US 50
Park Hartsel 46.980 US 24 Begin concurrency
47.582 US 24 End concurrency
63.732 US 285 Begin concurrency
Fairplay 64.673 US 285 End concurrency
Summit Frisco 96.998 I‑70 Begin concurrency
Silverthorne 101.562 I‑70 End concurrency
Grand Kremmling 138.920 US 40
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Segment list for SH 9". Retrieved 2007-05-12. 
  2. ^ Colorado Atlas & Gazetteer (3rd ed.). Yarmouth, Maine: DeLorme. 1997. pp. 27, 37, 38, 61. ISBN 0-89933-206-4.