Colorado State Highway 125

Last updated

Colorado 125.svg

State Highway 125
Colorado State Highway 125 Map.svg
Map of northern Colorado with SH 125 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by CDOT
Length75.41 mi [1] (121.36 km)
Major junctions
South endUS 40.svg US 40 west of Granby
 
North endWY-230.svg WYO 230 at the Wyoming border
Highway system
Colorado State Highways
Colorado 121.svg SH 121 SH 127 Colorado 127.svg

State Highway 125 (SH 125) is a state highway in the U.S. state of Colorado. The highway runs north–south through Jackson and Grand counties in north central Colorado. It furnishes the principal north–south link through North Park and a connection to Middle Park over Willow Creek Pass. It is two-lane along its entire route. SH 125's southern terminus is at U.S. Route 40 (US 40) west of Granby, and the northern terminus is at Wyoming Highway 230 (WYO 230) at the Wyoming border.

Contents

Route description

SH 125 at Willow Creek Pass in north central Colorado, looking toward Parkview Mountain DSCN1855 willowcreekpasssouthside e 600.jpg
SH 125 at Willow Creek Pass in north central Colorado, looking toward Parkview Mountain

At the northern end, the highway begins at the Wyoming state line, where it is contiguous with Wyoming Highway 230. It follows the North Platte River and Michigan River southward through Cowdrey and Walden, the county seat of Jackson County and the largest community along the road. At Walden it intersects State Highway 14. South of Walden, it crosses the southern end of North Park along the valley of the Illinois River, a tributary of the Michigan. It passes the unincorporated community of Rand, then ascends into the mountains and crosses the continental divide at Willow Creek Pass (elevation 9621 ft), one of the lowest crossings of the continental divide in Colorado. On the south side of the pass it descends the sparsely populated valley of Willow Creek into Middle Park. It terminates at its southern end at U.S. Highway 40 two miles (3.2 km) west of Granby.

Major intersections

CountyLocationmikmDestinationsNotes
Grand 0.0000.000US 40.svg US 40 Southern terminus
Jackson 52.02083.718Colorado 14.svg SH 14 South end of SH 14 overlap
Walden 53.28885.759Colorado 14.svg SH 14 (Sixth Street)North end of SH 14 overlap
66.558107.115Colorado 127.svg SH 127 northSouthern terminus of SH 127
75.406121.354WY-230.svg WYO 230 Continuation beyond Wyoming state line; Northern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Related Research Articles

U.S. Route 287 U.S. Highway in the United States

U.S. Route 287 (US 287) is a north–south United States highway that is 1,791 miles (2,882 km) long, and serves as the major truck route between Fort Worth and Amarillo, Texas, and between Fort Collins, Colorado, and Laramie, Wyoming. The highway is broken into two segments by Yellowstone National Park, where an unnumbered park road serves as a connector.

North Platte River major tributary of the Platte River

The North Platte River is a major tributary of the Platte River and is approximately 716 miles (1,152 km) long, counting its many curves. In a straight line, it travels about 550 miles (890 km), along its course through the U.S. states of Colorado, Wyoming, and Nebraska.

U.S. Route 34 Highway in the United States

U.S. Route 34 (US 34) is an east–west United States highway that runs for 1,122 miles (1,806 km) from north-central Colorado to the western suburbs of Chicago. Through Rocky Mountain National Park it is known as the Trail Ridge Road where it reaches elevation 12,183 feet (3,713 m), making it the third highest paved through highway in the United States. The highway's western terminus is Granby, Colorado at US 40. Its eastern terminus is in Berwyn, Illinois at Illinois Route 43 and Historic US 66.

Middle Park (Colorado basin) high basin in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, United States

Middle Park is a high basin in the Rocky Mountains of north-central Colorado in the United States. It is located in Grand County, on the southwest slope of Rocky Mountain National Park, approximately 50 miles (80 km) west of Boulder.

North Park (Colorado basin) geologic basin in north central Colorado, United States

North Park is a high, sparsely populated basin in the Rocky Mountains in north central Colorado in the United States. It encompasses a wide valley in Jackson County rimmed by mountain ranges at the headwaters of the North Platte River and several smaller tributaries, including the Michigan River, Illinois River, and Canadian River. The valley receives its name from being the northernmost of the three large mountain valleys in Colorado on the western side of the Front Range. The others are Middle Park and South Park respectively.

Colorado State Highway 14 highway in Colorado

State Highway 14 in the U.S. state of Colorado is an east–west state highway approximately 237 miles (381 km) long. One of the longest state highways in Colorado, it traverses four counties along the northern edge of the state, spanning a geography from the continental divide in the Rocky Mountains to the Great Plains, and including North Park, the Poudre Canyon, and the Pawnee National Grassland. It provides the most direct route from Fort Collins westward via Cameron Pass to Walden and Steamboat Springs, and eastward across the plains to Sterling.

Willow Creek Pass (Colorado)

Willow Creek Pass, elevation 9,659 ft (2,944 m), is a mountain pass that crosses the Continental Divide in the Rocky Mountains of north central Colorado.

Muddy Pass

Muddy Pass is a high mountain pass in the Rocky Mountains of northern Colorado in the United States.

Colorado State Highway 7 highway in Colorado

State Highway 7 is an 81.64 miles (131.39 km) long state highway in the U.S. state of Colorado. It is located in the north-central portion of the state, traversing the mountains on the east of the continental divide south of Estes Park as well as portions of the Colorado Piedmont north of Denver. The northwestern segment of the highway is part of the Peak-to-Peak Scenic Byway and furnishes an access route to Estes Park, Colorado and Rocky Mountain National Park. In its southeast portion it skirts the northern end of the Denver Metropolitan Area, providing an access route connecting Boulder, Lafayette and Brighton with Interstate 25 and Interstate 76.

U.S. Route 127 Highway in the United States

U.S. Route 127 (US 127) is a 758-mile-long (1,220 km) north–south U.S. Highway in the eastern half of the United States. The southern terminus of the route is at US 27 in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The northern terminus is at Interstate 75 (I-75) near Grayling, Michigan. Since 1987, it has been the core of the annual World's Longest Yard Sale, also known as the Highway 127 Corridor Sale, which now stretches 690 miles (1,110 km) from Addison, Michigan, to Gadsden, Alabama. The sale, held every August, was started to demonstrate that the older U.S. Highway System has something to offer that the Interstate Highway System does not.

Colorado State Highway 9 highway in Colorado

State Highway 9 (SH 9) in the U.S. state of Colorado is a 138-mile-long (222 km) state highway through central Colorado. SH 9's southern terminus is at U.S. Route 50 (US 50) near Cañon City, and the northern terminus is at US 40 in Kremmling. SH 9 is part of the Gold Belt Byway from US 50 to High Park Road and Colorado River Headwaters Byway from US 40 to Trough Rd.

Colorado State Highway 13 highway in Colorado

State Highway 13 (SH 13) in the U.S. state of Colorado is a north–south mountain route that travels from Rifle to the Wyoming border near Baggs, Wyoming, through the Rocky Mountains.

Colorado State Highway 67 highway in Colorado

State Highway 67 (SH 67) is a 71-mile-long (114 km) state highway encompassing five distinct segments in south-central Colorado. SH 67's southern terminus is at SH 96 in Wetmore, and the northern terminus is at U.S. Route 85 in Sedalia. It traverses the former route of the Florence and Cripple Creek Railroad through Phantom Canyon as a county road and carrying part of the Gold Belt Byway.

State Highway 103 in the U.S. state of Colorado runs from Interstate 70 (I-70), U.S. Route 6 and US 40 at Idaho Springs to county roads 151 and 103 at Squaw Pass. The 13 miles (19 km) from Idaho Springs to SH 5 forms about half of the Mount Evans Scenic Byway.

Colorado State Highway 141 highway in Colorado

State Highway 141 (SH 141) is a 162.297 mi (261.192 km) long state highway in far western Colorado. Though nominally oriented north–south, SH 141 winds around a considerable amount due to the rugged terrain and ultimately forms a giant S shape. SH 141's southern terminus is at U.S. Route 491 (US 491) near Dove Creek, and the northern terminus is at Interstate 70 Business in Grand Junction.

Colorado State Highway 149 highway in Colorado

State Highway 149 (SH 149) is a 117.522-mile-long (189.133 km) state highway in southwestern Colorado, United States. SH 149's southern terminus is at U.S. Highway 160 (US 160) in South Fork, and the northern terminus is at US 50 west of Gunnison.

Wyoming Highway 230 is a 78.74-mile-long (126.72 km) state highway in the U.S. State of Wyoming. It is known locally as Rivers Road and travels from WYO 130 approximately 8 miles (13 km) south of Saratoga south from there to intersect WYO 70 in Riverside and then heads southeast to the Colorado-Wyoming State Line. The Route continues southeast in Colorado as Colorado State Highway 125, then it turns northeast as Colorado State Highway 127. At the Wyoming-Colorado State Line, WYO 230 resumes. WYO 230 then heads northeast towards Laramie to end at Business Loop I-80/US 30/US 287 in Laramie. WYO 230 provides a scenic and less-traveled alternative for travelers who want to avoid Interstate 80 and US 30 but cannot take WYO 130 which is closed in the winter.

Wyoming Highway 70 is a 57.66-mile-long (92.79 km) state highway in southern Wyoming. The route travels from an intersection with WYO 789 in Baggs eastward to WYO 230 in Riverside. WYO 70 over Battle Pass is closed during winter. The section of the route within Medicine Bow National Forest is designated the Battle Pass Scenic Byway.

U.S. Route 34 in Colorado Highway in Colorado

U.S. Route 34 (US 34) is a part of the U.S. Highway System that travels from Granby, Colorado, to Berwyn, Illinois. In the U.S. state of Colorado, US 34 is a 260-mile-long (420 km) road that spans across northern Colorado. It begins at US 40 in Granby and ends at the Nebraska border, where it continues as US 34, east of Laird.

Colorado State Highway 318 state highway in Colorado, United States

State Highway 318 (SH 318) is a state highway in Moffat County, Colorado. SH 318's western terminus is at Brown's Park Road at the Utah state line, and the eastern terminus is at U.S. Route 40 (US 40) in Maybell,

References

  1. "Segment list for SH 125" . Retrieved 2007-05-12.[ permanent dead link ]
KML file (edithelp)
    KML is from Wikidata