Colorado State Highway 159
Map of Costilla County in southern Colorado with SH 159 highlighted in red
|Maintained by CDOT|
|Length:||33.6 mi (54.1 km)|
|South end:||NM 522 at New Mexico state line|
|SH 142 San Luis|
|North end:||US 160 near Fort Garland|
SH 159 starts in the south at the New Mexico state line where the road becomes New Mexico State Road 522 which heads south towards Taos, NM. From the state line the road heads north to meet U.S. Highway 160 at its north end just outside Fort Garland. There is only one town along the route, San Luis, which is at the road's midpoint. San Luis is also the site of SH 159's junction with State Highway 142, the only significant junction along the route.
The route was established in the 1920s and paved by 1938. The route remains as it was when established.
The entire route is in Costilla County.
|||0.000||0.000||NM 522||Continuation beyond New Mexico state line; South end of route|
|San Luis||17.929||28.854||SH 142|
|||33.661||54.172||US 160||North end of route|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi