Colorado State Highway 150

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State Highway 150 marker

State Highway 150
Map of Alamosa County in southern Colorado with SH 150 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by CDOT
Length16.114 mi[1] (25.933 km)
Major junctions
South end US 160 west of Blanca
North endUS-NationalParkService-Logo.svg Great Sand Dunes National Park
Location
CountiesAlamosa
Highway system
Colorado State Highways
SH 149SH 151

State Highway 150 (SH 150) is a 16.114 mi-long (25.933 km) long state highway in southern Colorado. SH 150's southern terminus is at U.S. Route 160 (US 160) west of Blanca, and the northern terminus is at Great Sand Dunes National Park.

Route description[edit]

Great Sand Dunes viewed from SH 150

SH 150 begins in the south at its junction with US 160 roughly fifteen miles east of Alamosa and about six miles (10 km) east of Blanca. For much of its length the road heads arrow straight due north across the eastern margin of the broad, flat, nearly featureless San Luis Valley between the Sangre de Christo Mountains in the east and the San Juan Mountains to the west. The road eventually deviates from its due north heading as it approaches its northern endpoint at Great Sand Dunes National Park.

History[edit]

The first route to use the number 150 was established in the 1920s, when it connected SH 17 at Mosca to SH 69 at Gardner over Mosca Pass which is no longer maintained for automobile travel. The route was deleted by 1954 and resurrected in 1960, when it connected Mosca with the Great Sand Dunes National Park. This routing was deleted in 1973 and resurrected again to its current routing today the following year.[2]

Major intersections[edit]

The entire route is in Alamosa County.

Locationmi[1]kmDestinationsNotes
0.0000.000 US 160South end of route
16.11425.933US-NationalParkService-Logo.svg Great Sand Dunes National ParkNorth end of route
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Segment Descriptions for Highway 150". Colorado Department of Transportation. Retrieved 2008-03-25.
  2. ^ Salek, Matthew E. "Colorado Routes 140-159". Retrieved 2010-04-08.

External links[edit]

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