Colorado State Highway 141

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State Highway 141 marker

State Highway 141
Map of western Colorado with SH 141 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by CDOT
Length159.7 mi[1] (257.0 km)
Major junctions
South end US 491 near Dove Creek
North end I-70 Bus. at Grand Junction
Highway system
Colorado State Highways
SH 140SH 142

State Highway 141 is a 159.7 mi (257.0 km) long state highway in far western Colorado. Though nominally oriented north–south, SH 141 winds around a considerable amount due to the rugged terrain and ultimately forms a giant S shape.

Route description[edit]

Beginning west of Dove Creek, the highway runs north, then swings east to drop into a canyon and cross the Dolores River at Slick Rock. SH 141 follows the Dolores for a short while, then continues east through Gypsum Gap, then north through Broad Canyon. At a junction with SH 145 the highway turns west through Naturita, then northwest following the San Miguel River to the Dolores River. It continues a winding path northwest along the Dolores to Gateway. There it turns northeast, running through the Unaweep Canyon to the Gunnison River valley where it joins US 50 at Whitewater. The highway heads northwest alongside the Gunnison River, splitting off from US 50 as it nears Grand Junction. It heads north across the Colorado River and ends at a junction with I-70 Bus. east of Grand Junction.[2]

SH 141 between Naturita and Whitewater is part of the Colorado designated Unaweep Tabeguache Scenic Byway.[3]

Major intersections[edit]

Dolores0.0000.000 US 491South end of route
San Miguel
No major junctions
Montrose56.70591.258 SH 145
Naturita60.45297.288 SH 97
62.436100.481 SH 90
MesaWhitewater154.109248.014 US 50South end of US 50 overlap
156.746252.258 US 50North end of US 50 overlap
Grand Junction162.297261.192 I-70 Bus.North end of route
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


  1. ^ a b "Segment Descriptions for Highway 141". Colorado Department of Transportation. Retrieved 2008-03-25.
  2. ^ Colorado Atlas & Gazetteer (Third ed.). Yarmouth, Maine: DeLorme. 1997. pp. 43, 54, 55, 64, 65, 74. ISBN 0-89933-206-4.
  3. ^ "Unaweep Tabeguache". Colorado Department of Transportation. Retrieved 2011-02-05.

External links[edit]

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