Colorado State Highway 139

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State Highway 139 marker

State Highway 139
Map of western Colorado with SH 139 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by CDOT
Length72.065 mi[1] (115.977 km)
Major junctions
South end I-70 in Loma
  US 6 in Loma
North end SH 64 near Rangely
Location
CountiesMesa, Garfield, Rio Blanco
Highway system
Colorado State Highways
SH 136SH 140

State Highway 139 (SH 139) is a 72.065-mile-long (115.977 km) state highway in western Colorado.

Route description[edit]

SH 139 begins in the south at exit 15 of Interstate 70 at Loma roughly fifteen miles west of Grand Junction. From there the road proceeds northward through very remote, very sparsely populated land to its northern end at State Highway 64 at Rangely. There are no significant settlements for the road's entire length. Near its midpoint, the road crosses Bookcliff Mountains at Douglas Pass at an elevation of 8,268 ft (2,520 m).

History[edit]

The route was established in the 1920s, when it began at U.S. Highway 6 in Loma and went north to SH 64. The route was completely deleted in 1954 and reestablished by 1964, where it ended at Douglas Pass. The route was paved from Loma to Douglas Pass in 1972, when the southern terminus was extended to Interstate 70. The route was extended back to SH 64 in 1975.[2]

Major intersections[edit]

CountyLocationmi[1]kmDestinationsNotes
MesaLoma0.0000.000 I-70 – Richfield, Grand JunctionI-70 exit 15.
1.2532.017 US 6
Garfield
No major junctions
Rio BlancoRangely72.065115.977 SH 64
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Online Transportation Information System". Colorado Department of Transportation. Retrieved 2013-08-25.
  2. ^ Salek, Matthew E. "Colorado Routes 120-139". Retrieved 2010-05-29.

External links[edit]

Route map:

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