Colorado State Highway 159

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State Highway 159 marker

State Highway 159
Route information
Maintained by CDOT
Length: 33.6 mi[1] (54.1 km)
Major junctions
South end: NM 522 at New Mexico state line
  SH 142 San Luis
North end: US 160 near Fort Garland
Location
Counties: Costilla
Highway system
Colorado State Highways
SH 157 US 160

State Highway 159 (SH 159) is a 33.6 miles (54.1 km) state highway in far southern Colorado.

Route description[edit]

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.

History[edit]

The route was established in the 1920s and paved by 1938. The route remains as it was when established.[2]

Major intersections[edit]

The entire route is in Costilla County.

Location mi[1] km Destinations Notes
  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

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Segment Descriptions for Highway 159". Colorado Department of Transportation. Retrieved 2008-03-26. 
  2. ^ Salek, Matthew E. "Colorado Routes 140-159". Retrieved 2010-04-09.