Colorado State Highway 133

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State Highway 133 marker

State Highway 133
Map of western Colorado with SH 133 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by CDOT
Length71.4 mi[1] (114.9 km)
Major junctions
South end SH 92 in Hotchkiss
North end SH 82 at Carbondale
Location
CountiesDelta, Gunnison, Pitkin, Garfield
Highway system
Colorado State Highways
SH 131SH 134

State Highway 133 (SH 133) is a 71.4 mi (114.9 km) long north–south byway connecting SH 92 to the south and SH 82 to the north, and travels through the towns of Hotchkiss, Somerset, Redstone, and Carbondale. Highway 133 travels over a significant mountain pass on the northern end, called McClure Pass, which is 8,755 ft (2,669 m) above sea level. A scenic drive indeed, the road travels right next to the famed Crystal River, known for thrilling whitewater river running.

History[edit]

SH 133 looking north from the summit of McClure Pass near Marble

The route was established in the 1920s, when SH 133 began at SH 135 in Bardine and ended at Carbondale. SH 133 was then reroutes from SH 135 at Crested Butte to Carbondale by 1936. The route's south terminus was adjusted back to Bardine in 1939, and a small gap at McClure pass was opened. By 1954, a large section of the route was deleted, leaving only a four-mile (6 km) road near Carbondale. The route was gradually expanded through the late 1950s and early 1960s. The route was entirely paved by 1978.[2]

Major intersections[edit]

CountyLocationmikmDestinationsNotes
DeltaHotchkiss0.000.00 SH 92Southern terminus
Paonia8.8514.24Grand AvenueNorthern terminus of former SH 187
Gunnison
No major junctions
Pitkin
No major junctions
GarfieldCarbondale68.82110.76 SH 82Northern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Segment Descriptions for Highway 133". Colorado Department of Transportation. Retrieved 2008-04-26.
  2. ^ Salek, Matthew E. "Colorado Routes 120-139". Retrieved 2010-05-27.

External links[edit]

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