Colorado State Highway 71

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State Highway 71 marker

State Highway 71
Route information
Maintained by CDOT
Length: 224.65 mi[1] (361.54 km)
Major junctions
South end: US 350 near La Junta
  US 50 near Rocky Ford
I‑70 in Limon
US 24 / US 40 / US 287 in Limon
US 36 at Last Chance
I‑76 near Brush
North end: N-71 south of Kimball
Location
Counties: Otero, Crowley, Lincoln, Washington, Morgan, Weld
Highway system
Colorado State Highways
SH 69 SH 72

State Highway 71 is a 224-mile-long (360 km) state highway passing several other highways in northern and central Colorado. The route runs south from the Nebraska border to La Junta.

Route description[edit]

SH 71 begins at its southern terminus with U.S. Highway 350 in La Junta, Colorado. It proceeds north into Crowley County and the city of Ordway, where it is signed as Phantom Avenue. The highway continues northward to a junction with Interstate 70 adjacent to U.S. Highway 24.

In La Junta, the highway continues north for several miles to Ordway, then it takes a northeast turn to Limon. It then goes back north and skirts the town of Brush. It then heads through rural country to Nebraska

In Stoneham, the state portion of the road overlaps County Road 142 and heads to the north. The route takes a northeast turn and continues in to Nebraska as Nebraska Highway 71.

Major intersections[edit]

County Location mi km Destinations Notes
Otero   US 350 – Trinidad, La Junta, Timpas
  SH 10 west – Walsenburg south end of SH 10 overlap
  SH 10 east – La Junta north end of SH 10 overlap
Rocky Ford US 50 east / SH 266 east – Cheraw, La Junta south end of US 50 overlap
SH 202 west
  US 50 west – Pueblo north end of US 50 overlap
Crowley Ordway SH 96 west – Pueblo south end of SH 96 overlap
SH 96 east – Eads, Ordway Business District north end of SH 96 overlap
Lincoln Punkin Center SH 94 – Colorado Springs, Kit Carson
Limon US 24 west / US 40 west / US 287 north to I‑70 – Denver south end of US 24 / US 40 / US 287 overlap
US 24 east / US 40 east / US 287 south to I‑70 – Burlington north end of US 24 / US 40 / US 287 overlap
Washington Last Chance US 36 – Denver, Anton
Morgan   US 34 east to I‑76 south end of US 34 overlap
Brush US 34 west north end of US 34 overlap
I‑76 (US 6) – Denver I-76 exit 90
Weld   SH 14 east – Sterling south end of SH 14 overlap
  SH 14 west – Ault, Fort Collins north end of SH 14 overlap
  N-71 north – Kimball
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Segment list for SH 71". Retrieved 2007-05-12. 

External links[edit]