U.S. Route 24 in Colorado

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U.S. Highway 24 marker

U.S. Highway 24
Route information
Maintained by CDOT
Length323.24 mi[2] (520.21 km)
Existed1936[1]–present
Major junctions
West end I-70 / US 6 in Minturn
  US 285 in Buena Vista
I-25 / US 85 / US 87 in Colorado Springs
I-70 / US 40 / US 287 in Limon
US 385 in Burlington
I-70 from Burlington to Kansas state line
East end I-70 / US-24 near Burlington
Location
CountiesEagle, Lake, Chaffee, Park, Teller, El Paso, Elbert, Lincoln, Kit Carson
Highway system
Colorado State Highways
SH 23I-25

U.S. Route 24 (US 24) is a part of the U.S. Highway System that travels from Minturn, Colorado, to Clarkston, Michigan. In the U.S. state of Colorado US 24 extends from Interstate 70 (I-70) and US 6 in Minturn east to the Kansas state line where it continues as US 24 concurrent with I-70.

U.S. Highway 24 at Cascade, Colorado, viewed from Pike's Peak Highway

Route description[edit]

U.S. Highway 24 at Trout Creek Pass in central Colorado, looking eastward over South Park

US 24 traverses the Rocky Mountains, starting near Minturn. It then continues east for about 30 miles to Leadville, where it turns south and goes to Buena Vista where it becomes concurrent with US 285. It continues with Highway 285 to the small community of Antero Junction. After that, it spends its time as a mountainous two-lane highway until it gets to the town of Divide, where it meets SH 67 and becomes a 4 lane highway. These highways overlap to Woodland Park. From there it passes through Crystola, Green Mountain Falls, and Cascade. Through Manitou Springs and Colorado Springs, where the road is known as Midland Expressway. Just east of Interstate 25, it is known as the Martin Luther King Jr Bypass. From Colorado Springs it continues northeast through several towns such as Falcon, Peyton, the city of Calhan, Ramah, Simla, and Matheson. When US 24 reaches Limon, it junctions with I-70/US 40/US 287/SH 71. It continues east (parallel to I-70) to Burlington where it joins I-70 to the Kansas state line.

Junction list[edit]

CountyLocationmi[3]kmDestinationsNotes
EagleMinturn00.0 I-70 / US 6 – Denver, Grand JunctionWestern terminus of US 24; I-70 exit 171
LakeLeadville3150 SH 91 north
4776 SH 82 west – Aspen
ChaffeeJohnson Village68.5110.2 US 285 south – Poncha SpringsSouth end of US 285 overlap
Park82132 US 285 north – FairplayNorth end of US 285 overlap
Hartsel94151 SH 9 north – Fairplay
TellerDivide132212 SH 67 south – Cripple Creek, VictorWest end of SH 67 overlap
Woodland Park139.5224.5 SH 67 north – DeckersEast end of SH 67 overlap
145233Pikes Peak Highway
El PasoManitou Springs150240
US 24 Bus. east (Manitou Avenue)
153246
US 24 Bus. west (Manitou Avenue)
Colorado Springs158254 I-25 north – DenverWest end of I-25 overlap; I-25 exit 141
159256 SH 115 south (Nevada Avenue) / Tejon StreetNorthern Terminus of SH-115; I-25 exit 140
160260 I-25 south – PuebloEast end of I-25 overlap; I-25 exit 139
161.5259.9Union Boulevard
163262 SH 29 / Circle DriveWest end of Fountain Blvd overlap
164.5264.7 SH 83 (Academy Boulevard) – Security-Widefield, Black Forest
167269 SH 21 south (Powers Boulevard) – Colorado Springs Municipal AirportEast end of Fountain Blvd overlap
West end of SH 21/Powers Blvd overlap
168270Airport Road east – Peterson Air Force Base
168270Stewart AvenueInterchange; eastbound entrance only
169272 SH 21 north (Powers Boulevard)East end of SH 21/Powers Blvd overlap; SH 21 Exit 141
169272Platte Avenue west – Downtown Colorado Springs
169.5272.8Peterson Road south – Peterson Air Force Base
Cimarron Hills169.5272.8 To SH 94 east / Space Village Avenue
170.5274.4 SH 94 east – Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado Springs East Airport, Punkin CenterWestern Terminus of SH-94
Falcon178286Woodmen Road
180290Judge Orr Road east – Meadow Lake Airport
183295 To SH 86 / Elbert Road – Elbert, Kiowa
Peyton188303Peyton Highway
192309Ellicott Highway
Calhan198319Calhan Highway
ElbertSimla211340 CR 125Connects to SH 86
Matheson218351 CR 149Connects to SH 86
LincolnLimon230370 US 40 west / US 287 north to I-70 west – DenverWest end of US 40/US 287 overlap
231372 SH 71 south – Punkin CenterWest end of SH 71 overlap
232373 SH 71 north – Last ChanceEast end of SH 71 overlap
233375 I-70 – Denver, Burlington
234377 I-70 west / US 40 east / US 287 south – Denver, Kit CarsonEast end of US 40/US 287 overlap; West end of I-70 overlap; I-70 exit 363
Kit CarsonSeibert277446 I-70 east – BurlingtonEast end of overlap of I-70; I-70 exit 405
277.5446.6 SH 59 – Yuma, Kit Carson
Stratton293472 SH 57 north
Burlington309497 US 385 south (Lincoln Street) – Cheyenne WellsWest end of US 385 overlap
310500 US 385 north – WrayEast end of US 385 overlap
310.5499.7 I-70 west – LimonWest end of I-70 overlap; I-70 exit 438
318512 I-70 east / US-24 – Goodland, Kansas CityKansas state line; Eastern terminus of US 24 in Colorado
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

Route map:

KML is from Wikidata
  1. ^ Salek, Matthew E. "Colorado Routes 20-39". Retrieved 2010-12-31.
  2. ^ Colorado Department of Transportation, Highway Data Archived 2007-10-08 at the Wayback Machine, accessed July 2008
  3. ^ Colorado Department of Transportation, Highway Data Archived 2007-10-08 at the Wayback Machine, accessed October 2007: note that not every interval between mileposts is exactly a mile, explaining why more exits than expected are at the exact milepost


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