U.S. Route 24 in Colorado

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This article is about the section of U.S. Route 24 in Colorado. For the entire length of the highway, see U.S. Route 24.

U.S. Route 24 marker

U.S. Route 24
Route information
Maintained by CDOT
Length: 323.24 mi[2] (520.21 km)
Existed: 1936[1] – present
Major junctions
West end: I‑70 / US 6 in Minturn
  US 285 in Buena Vista
I‑25 / US 85 / US 87 in Colorado Springs
I‑70 / US 40 / US 287 in Limon
US 385 in Burlington
I‑70 from Burlington to Kansas state line
East end: I‑70 / US-24 near Burlington
Highway system
Colorado State Highways
SH 23 I‑25

U.S. Route 24 (US 24) is a major east–west route in the U.S. state of Colorado.

U.S. Highway 24 near Woodland Park, Colorado, viewed from Pike's Peak

Route description[edit]

It traverses the Rocky Mountains, starting near Minturn. It then continues east for about 30 miles Leadville where it turns south and goes to Buena Vista where it becomes concurrent with US 285. It continues with Highway 285 to the small community of Antero Junction. After that, it spends its time as a mountainous two-lane highway until it gets to the town of Divide, where it meets SH 67 and becomes a 4 lane highway. These highways overlap to Woodland Park. From there it passes through Crystola, Green Mountain Falls, and Cascade. Through Manitou Springs and Colorado Springs, where the road is known as Midland Expressway. Just east of Interstate 25, it is known as the Martin Luther King Jr Bypass. From Colorado Springs it continues northeast through several towns such as Falcon, Peyton, the city of Calhan, Ramah, Simla, and Matheson. When US 24 reaches Limon, it junctions with I-70/US 40/US 287/SH 71. It continues east (parallel to I-70) to Burlington where it joins I-70 to the Kansas state line.

Junction list[edit]

County Location Mile[2] km Destinations Notes
Eagle Minturn 0.000 0.000 I‑70 / US 6 – Denver, Grand Junction
Lake Leadville 31 50 SH 91 north
  47 76 SH 82 west – Aspen
Chaffee Johnson Village 68.5 110.2 US 285 south – Poncha Springs South end of US 285 overlap
Park   82 132 US 285 north – Fairplay North end of US 285 overlap
Hartsel 94 151 SH 9 north – Fairplay
Teller Divide 132 212 SH 67 south – Cripple Creek, Victor West end of SH 67 overlap
Woodland Park 139.5 224.5 SH 67 north – Deckers East end of SH 67 overlap
  145 233 Pikes Peak Highway
El Paso Manitou Springs 150 241
US 24 Bus. east (Manitou Avenue)
153 246
US 24 Bus. west (Manitou Avenue)
Colorado Springs 158 254 I‑25 north – Denver West end of I-25 overlap; I-25 exit 141
159 256 SH 115 south (Nevada Avenue) / Tejon Street I-25 exit 140
160 257 I‑25 south – Pueblo East end of I-25 overlap; I-25 exit 139
161.5 259.9 Union Boulevard
163 262 SH 29 / Circle Drive West end of Fountain Blvd overlap
164.5 264.7 SH 83 (Academy Boulevard) – Security-Widefield, Black Forest
167 269 SH 21 south (Powers Boulevard) – Colorado Springs Municipal Airport East end of Fountain Blvd overlap
West end of SH 21/Powers Blvd overlap
168 270 Airport Road east – Peterson Air Force Base
169 272 SH 21 north (Powers Boulevard) East end of SH 21/Powers Blvd overlap
169 272 Platte Avenue west – Downtown Colorado Springs
169.5 272.8 Peterson Road south – Peterson Air Force Base
169.5 272.8 To SH 94 east / Space Village Avenue
  170.5 274.4 SH 94 east – Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado Springs East Airport, Punkin Center
Falcon 178 286 Woodmen Road
  180 290 Judge Orr Road east – Meadow Lake Airport
  183 295 To SH 86 / Elbert Road – Elbert, Kiowa
Peyton 188 303 Peyton Highway
  192 309 Ellicott Highway
Calhan 198 319 Calhan Highway
Elbert Simla 211 340 County Road 125 Connects to SH 86
Matheson 218 351 County Road 149 Connects to SH 86
Lincoln Limon 230 370 US 40 west / US 287 north to I‑70 west – Denver West end of US 40/US 287 overlap
231 372 SH 71 south – Punkin Center West end of SH 71 overlap
232 373 SH 71 north – Last Chance East end of SH 71 overlap
233 375 I‑70 – Denver, Burlington
  234 377 I‑70 west / US 40 east / US 287 south – Denver, Kit Carson East end of US 40/US 287 overlap; West end of I-70 overlap; I-70 exit 363
Kit Carson Seibert 277 446 I‑70 east – Burlington East end of overlap of I-70; I-70 exit 405
277.5 446.6 SH 59 – Yuma, Kit Carson
Stratton 293 472 SH 57 north
Burlington 309 497 US 385 south (Lincoln Street) – Cheyenne Wells West end of US 385 overlap
310 499 US 385 north – Wray East end of US 385 overlap
310.5 499.7 I‑70 west – Limon West end of I-70 overlap; I-70 exit 438
  318 512 I‑70 east / US-24 – Goodland Kansas state line; Eastern terminus of US 24 in Colorado
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

Route map: Google / Bing

  1. ^ Salek, Matthew E. "Colorado Routes 20-39". Retrieved 2010-12-31. 
  2. ^ a b Colorado Department of Transportation, Highway Data, accessed July 2008


U.S. Route 24
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