Colorado State Highway 65
Map of western Colorado with SH 65 highlighted in red
|Maintained by CDOT|
|Length||61.377 mi (98.777 km)|
|South end||SH 92 near Delta|
|North end||I-70 / US 6 near Palisade|
State Highway 65 (SH 65) is a state highway in Colorado that crosses the Grand Mesa. The highway along with a road to Lands End Overlook were designated as the Grand Mesa Scenic and Historic Byway in 1996. SH 65's southern terminus is at SH 92 east of Delta, and its northern terminus is at Interstate 70 (I-70) and U.S. Route 6 (US 6) northeast of Palisade.
SH 65 runs 61.4 miles (98.8 km), starting at a junction with SH 92 east of Delta. The highway heads north, crossing the Gunnison River, through Orchard City and Cedaredge. The highway then enters Grand Mesa National Forest climbing to the top of Grand Mesa. It then drops down the north side of Grand Mesa, ending at a junction with I-70 northeast of Palisade.
|Delta||Saunders||0.000||0.000||SH 92||Southern terminus|
|Mesa||||51.203||82.403||SH 330 east||Western terminus of SH 330|
|||61.377||98.777||I-70 / US 6||Northern terminus|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi|