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 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] Destinations Notes
Eagle Minturn 0.000 I‑70 / US 6 – Denver, Grand Junction Western terminus of US 24
Lake Leadville 31 SH 91 north
47 SH 82 west – Aspen
Chaffee Johnson Village 68.5 US 285 south – Poncha Springs Southern end of US 285 overlap
Park 82 US 285 north – Fairplay Northern end of US 285 overlap
Hartsel 94 SH 9 north – Fairplay
Teller Divide 132 SH 67 south – Cripple Creek, Victor Western end of SH 67 overlap
Woodland Park 139.5 SH 67 north – Deckers Eastern end of SH 67 overlap
145 Pikes Peak Highway
El Paso Manitou Springs 150
US 24 Bus. east / Manitou Avenue
153
US 24 Bus. west / Manitou Avenue
Colorado Springs 158 I‑25 north – Denver Northern end of I-25 overlap
159 SH 115 south / Nevada Avenue, Tejon Street I-25 exit 140
160 I‑25 south – Pueblo Southern end of I-25 overlap
161.5 Union Boulevard
163 SH 29 / Circle Drive Western end of Fountain Blvd overlap
164.5 SH 83 / Academy Boulevard – Security-Widefield, Black Forest
167 SH 21 south / Powers Boulevard – Airport Sign.svg Colorado Springs Municipal Airport Eastern end of Fountain Blvd overlap
Southern end of SH 21/Powers Blvd overlap
168 Airport Road east – Peterson Air Force Base
169 SH 21 north / Powers Boulevard Northern end of SH 21/Powers Blvd overlap
169 Platte Avenue west – Downtown Colorado Springs
169.5 Peterson Road south – Peterson Air Force Base
169.5 To SH 94 east / Space Village Avenue
170.5 SH 94 east – Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado Springs East Airport, Punkin Center
Falcon 178 Woodmen Road
180 Judge Orr Road east – Meadow Lake Airport
183 To SH 86/Elbert RoadElbert, Kiowa
Peyton 188 Peyton Highway
192 Ellicott Highway
Calhan 198 Calhan Highway
Elbert Simla 211 County Road 125 Connect to SH 86
Matheson 218 County Road 149
Lincoln Limon 230 US 40.svgUS 287.svgColorado 71.svg US 40/US 287 north – Denver, SH 71 south – Punkin Center Western end of US 40/287/SH 71 overlap
232 SH 71 north – Last Chance Eastern end of SH 71 overlap
233 I‑70 – Denver, Burlington
234 I-70.svgUS 40.svgUS 287.svg I-70 east – Burlington, US 40/US 287 south – Kit Carson Eastern end of US 40/287 overlap, western end of I-70 overlap
Kit Carson Seibert 277 I‑70 east – Burlington Eastern overlap of I-70
277.5 SH 59 – Yuma, Kit Carson
Stratton 293 SH 57 north
Burlington 309 US 385 south (Lincoln Street) – Cheyenne Wells Western end of US 385 overlap
310 US 385 north – Wray Eastern end of US 385 overlap
310.5 I‑70 west – Limon Western end of I-70 overlap
318 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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Terminus
Colorado Next state:
Kansas