Colorado State Highway 71

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State Highway 71 marker

State Highway 71
Map of eastern Colorado with SH 71 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by CDOT
Length224.65 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
CountiesOtero, Crowley, Lincoln, Washington, Morgan, Weld
Highway system
Colorado State Highways
SH 69SH 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]

Otero US 350 – Trinidad, La Junta, Timpas
SH 10 west – Walsenburgsouth end of SH 10 overlap
SH 10 east – La Juntanorth end of SH 10 overlap
Rocky Ford US 50 east / SH 266 east – Cheraw, La Juntasouth end of US 50 overlap
SH 202 west
US 50 west – Pueblonorth end of US 50 overlap
CrowleyOrdway SH 96 west – Pueblosouth end of SH 96 overlap
SH 96 east – Eads, Ordway Business Districtnorth end of SH 96 overlap
LincolnPunkin Center SH 94 – Colorado Springs, Kit Carson
Limon US 24 west / US 40 west / US 287 north to I-70 – Denversouth end of US 24 / US 40 / US 287 overlap
US 24 east / US 40 east / US 287 south to I-70 – Burlingtonnorth end of US 24 / US 40 / US 287 overlap
WashingtonLast Chance US 36 – Denver, Anton
Morgan US 34 east to I-76south end of US 34 overlap
Brush US 34 westnorth end of US 34 overlap
I-76 (US 6) – DenverI-76 exit 90
Weld SH 14 east – Sterlingsouth end of SH 14 overlap
SH 14 west – Ault, Fort Collinsnorth end of SH 14 overlap
N-71 north – Kimball
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


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

External links[edit]

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