US Highway 350 is commonly thought to continue on into Trinidad sharing highway designation with US Highway 160 from where it officially begins, five miles northeast of Trinidad. It is US Highway 160 that carries travelers from Trinidad to the 350/160 junction. At the junction, if you continue forward (northeast) without any turning movement the highway becomes US 350. Going southeast at this junction where vehicles have to make a turning movement, US 160 continues onward to Kim, CO and Springfield, CO and beyond. The creation of the US 160 bypass known as Kit Carson Trail in the mid 1990s, however, on Trinidad's eastern outskirts links US HWY 160 to I-25, and has helped to more properly define US 350's true commencement at the junction five miles northeast of town.