U.S. Route 34 in Colorado
|Maintained by CDOT|
|Length:||259.529 mi (417.671 km)|
|Existed:||1972 – present|
|West end:||US 40 in Granby|
| US 36 in Estes Park
US 287 in Loveland
I-25 / US 87 near Loveland
US 85 in Greeley
US 6 / I-76 in Fort Morgan
US 385 in Wray
|East end:||US-34 near Laird|
Granby to Rocky Mountain National Park
Trail Ridge Road
After entering Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado's Front Range, US 34 follows the North Fork Colorado River through Kawuneeche Valley. It passes over Milner Pass and reaches the Alpine Visitor Center. Then it continues east, passing its highest point at 12,183 feet near the Gore Range. It exits the park at US 36 at Deer Ridge Junction.
US 34 here is the highest continuous highway in the United States.
This section of US 34 requires a $20 national park entrance fee, making this segment into a toll road.
Estes Park to Loveland
Greeley to Nebraska border
At Greeley, it passes by U.S. Highway 85 in a complex interchange and U.S. 34 Business, and crosses the South Platte River. It also has an interchange with SH 257. From here, it is no longer an expressway. It intersects SH 144 and SH 39, then joins I-76 at Wiggins. It leaves, and follows the North Fork Republican River east into Nebraska, where it intersects SH 71, SH 52, SH 63, SH 61, SH 59, and U.S. Highway 385.
Parts of the route were originally designated as US 38. US 34 was extended into Colorado in 1939.
|Grand||Granby||0.000||US 40 – Granby, Denver, Hot Sulphur Springs, Steamboat Springs||West end of route|
|Grand Lake||14.683||West Portal Road - Grand Lake and Village||former SH 278|
|Larimer||Deer Ridge Junction (RMNP)||53.758||US 36 east – Moraine Park, Bear Lake, Estes Park|
|Rocky Mountain NP||55.546||Old Fall River Road - Endovalley|
|57.686||Fall River Entrance Station|
US 34 Bus. east (Elkhorn Avenue)
|62.081||MacGregor Avenue - Devils Gulch, Glen Haven||former SH 262|
US 36 / US 34 Bus. west (Elkhorn Avenue / St. Vrain Avenue) to SH 7 – Lyons
|Drake||75.584||CR 43 – Glen Haven||former SH 262|
|85.617||CR 27 – Masonville||former SH 186|
|Loveland||91.924||US 287 south (Cleveland Avenue) – Longmont, Central Business District|
|92.009||US 287 north (Lincoln Avenue) – Ft. Collins|
|96.250||I-25 (US 87) – Denver, Ft. Collins|
US 34 Bus. east (10th Street) – Greeley
|Eastbound exit and westbound entrance|
|102.804||SH 257 – Windsor, Milliken|
|111.233||23rd Avenue / 27th Street|
US 85 south / US 85 Bus. north (8th Avenue) – Denver, Greeley
|West end of US 85 overlap|
|113.136||US 85 north – Cheyenne||East end of US 85 overlap|
US 34 Bus. west
|117.251||CR 49 – Hudson, Keenesburg||former SH 37 south|
|Kersey||119.178||CR 53 / 1st Street – Kersey||former SH 37 north|
|Morgan||144.470||SH 144 – Orchard, Jackson Lake State Park|
|149.164||SH 39 / SH 52 – Goodrich, Wiggins|
|I-76 west (US 6 west) – Denver||Westbound exit and eastbound entrance; western end of I-76 overlap|
|73.130||Long Bridge Road||I-76 exit 73; former SH 144|
|I-76 east (US 6 east)||Eastern end of I-76 overlap|
|Fort Morgan||162.962||SH 52 north (Main Street) to I-76|
|Brush||172.414||SH 71 north (Colorado Avenue) to I-76||West end of SH 71 overlap|
|173.570||SH 71 south – Last Chance, Limon|
|173.852||To US 6 / I-76 – Sterling|
|Washington||Akron||196.336||SH 63 (Cedar Avenue) – Sterling, Anton|
|Otis||209.305||SH 61 north (Dade Street) – Sterling|
|Yuma||Yuma||223.345||SH 59 (Detroit Street) – Haxtun|
|Wray||249.931||US 385 (Dexter Street) – Holyoke|
|259.529||US-34 east||Nebraska state line|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
Estes Park business loop
|Length:||1.690 mi (2.720 km)|
U.S. Highway 34 Business serves Estes Park, Colorado. Both of its termini are at US 34. The business route splits from the main route east of the Rocky Mountain National Park Fall River Entrance Station, in the western city limits of Estes Park and enters town on West Elkhorn Avenue. The main route continues around the northern edge of Estes park on Wonderview Avenue, passing a large number of motels. At Moraine Avenue, It joins US 36 in downtown Estes Park. It returns to US 34 after about 1.7 miles (2.7 km) at an intersection with Wonderview Avenue, Big Thompson Avenue, and North St. Vrain Avenue. The business route was established in 1964.
The entire route is located in Larimer County.
|Estes Park||0.000||US 34||West end of bypass|
|1.306||US 36||Begin concurrency with US 36|
|1.690||US 34 with US 36||East end of bypass|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
- Salek, Matthew E. (January 30, 2010). "Colorado US 34". Retrieved March 17, 2010.
- "Segment Descriptions for Highway 34". Colorado Department of Transportation. Retrieved 2010-03-17.
- National Geographic (October 2006). The United States (Map).
- "Destinations: Trail Ridge Road, Colorado". Retrieved March 30, 2010.
- "Interchange Information for Highway 034". Retrieved March 30, 2010.
- Salek, Matthew E. (January 30, 2010). "Colo Hwys: US and SH Business Routes". Retrieved March 24, 2010.
- Sanderson, Dale (January 1, 2009). "Highway signs and endpoints in Estes Park". Retrieved March 25, 2010.
|U.S. Route 34|