Colorado State Highway 142

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State Highway 142 marker

State Highway 142
Los Caminos Antiguos
Map southern Colorado with SH 142 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by CDOT
Length33.5 mi[1] (53.9 km)
Major junctions
West end US 285 / SH 17 in Romeo
East end SH 159 inSan Luis
Location
CountiesConjeos, Costilla
Highway system
Colorado State Highways
SH 141SH 144

State Highway 142 (SH 142) is a 33.5-mile (53.913 km) long state highway in southern Colorado. SH 142's western terminus is at U.S. Route 285 (US 285) near Romeo, and the eastern terminus is at SH 159 in San Luis.

Route description[edit]

SH 142 begins in the west at its junction with US 285 mere feet outside the city limits of Romeo. The route heads east through the towns of Manassa and San Acacio before reaching its eastern terminus at San Luis where it meets SH 159.

The highway passes through the San Luis Hills and over the Rio Grande. The Manassa Dike is visible from the highway as it passes through the hills. Overall, the highway has very little traffic, especially the section that passes through the San Luis Hills. SH 142 connects the two river valleys (Conejos, Culebra Creek), passing through a high desert with little vegetation.

Scenic Byway[edit]

All of the highway is part of the Los Caminos Antiguos Scenic Byway[2]

Major intersections[edit]

CountyLocationmi[1]kmDestinationsNotes
ConejosRomeo0.000.00 US 285 (SH 17) – Antonito, La JaraWestern terminus
Rio Grande14.323.0Bridge
CostillaSan Luis33.553.9 SH 159Eastern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Overview of Colorado SH 142". Google Maps. Google, Inc. Retrieved September 6, 2019.
  2. ^ Colorado. Department of Transportation. Los Caminos Antiguos

External links[edit]

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