Colorado State Highway 9

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State Highway 9 marker

State Highway 9
Map of central Colorado with SH 9 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by CDOT
Length: 138.92 mi[1] (223.57 km)
Major junctions
South end: US 50 near Cañon City
North end: US 40 in Kremmling
Counties: Fremont, Park, Summit, Grand
Highway system
Colorado State Highways
SH 8 SH 10

State Highway 9 (SH 9) in the U.S. state of Colorado is a 138-mile-long (222 km) state highway through central Colorado.

Route description[edit]

SH 9 near Hoosier Pass

State Highway 9 starts at a junction with US 50 west of Cañon City. It heads northwest, following Currant Creek most of the way to Currant Creek Pass where it enters an open area known as South Park. The south fork of the South Platte is crossed as the highway enters Hartsel and a junction with US 24. SH 9 follows US 24 west for 0.5 mi (0.80 km), then splits off to head northwest again. Just south of Fairplay, it joins northbound US 285. At Fairplay SH 9 leaves US 285 to head northwest, following the middle fork of the South Platte most of the way to Hoosier Pass where it crosses the Continental Divide 11,532 ft (3,515 m) above sea level. Switchbacks drop the highway to the Blue River which it follows north through Breckenridge to Dillon Reservoir. The highway goes around the west side of the reservoir, through Frisco and joins I 70 as it heads northeast. At Silverthorne, SH 9 leaves I 70 to continue northwest alongside the Blue River. SH 9 crosses the Colorado River just before its termination at a junction with US 40 in Kremmling.[2]

Major intersections[edit]

County Location mi km Destinations Notes
Fremont 0.000 0.000 US 50 Southern terminus
Park Hartsel 46.980 75.607 US 24 South end of US 24 overlap
47.582 76.576 US 24 North end of US 24 overlap
63.732 102.567 US 285 South end of US 285 overlap
Fairplay 64.673 104.081 US 285 North end of US 285 overlap
Summit Frisco 96.998 156.103 I-70 South end of I-70 overlap
Silverthorne 101.562 163.448 I-70 North end of I-70 overlap
Grand Kremmling 138.920 223.570 US 40
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


  1. ^ "Segment list for SH 9". Retrieved 2007-05-12. 
  2. ^ Colorado Atlas & Gazetteer (3rd ed.). Yarmouth, Maine: DeLorme. 1997. pp. 27, 37, 38, 61. ISBN 0-89933-206-4. 

External links[edit]

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