Colorado State Highway 65

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State Highway 65 marker

State Highway 65
Map of western Colorado with SH 65 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by CDOT
Length61.377 mi[1] (98.777 km)
Major junctions
South end SH 92 near Delta
North end I-70 / US 6 near Palisade
CountiesDelta, Mesa
Highway system
Colorado State Highways
SH 64SH 66

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.[2] 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.

Route description[edit]

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.

Major intersections[edit]

SH 65 near mile marker 58, about 3.5 miles (5.6 km) from Interstate 70
DeltaSaunders0.0000.000 SH 92Southern terminus
Mesa51.20382.403 SH 330 eastWestern terminus of SH 330
61.37798.777 I-70 / US 6Northern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


  1. ^ "Segment list for SH 65". Retrieved 2011-01-21.
  2. ^ "Grand Mesa Scenic and Historic Byway". America's Byways. Retrieved 2011-01-21.

External links[edit]

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