Colorado State Highway 134

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State Highway 134
Colorado State Highway 134 Map.svg
Map of northern Colorado with SH 134 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by CDOT
Length27.163 mi [1] (43.715 km)
Major junctions
West endColorado 131.svg SH 131 in Toponas
East endUS 40.svg US 40 north of Kremmling
Location
Counties Routt, Grand
Highway system
Colorado State Highways
Colorado 133.svg SH 133 SH 135 Colorado 135.svg

State Highway 134 (SH 134) is a 27.163 mi (43.715 km) long state highway in northern Colorado. SH 134's western terminus is at SH 131 in Toponas, and the eastern terminus is at U.S. Route 40 (US 40) north of Kremmling.

A state highway, state road, or state route is usually a road that is either numbered or maintained by a sub-national state or province. A road numbered by a state or province falls below numbered national highways in the hierarchy. Roads maintained by a state or province include both nationally numbered highways and un-numbered state highways. Depending on the state, "state highway" may be used for one meaning and "state road" or "state route" for the other.

Colorado State of the United States of America

Colorado is a state of the Western United States encompassing most of the southern Rocky Mountains as well as the northeastern portion of the Colorado Plateau and the western edge of the Great Plains. It is the 8th most extensive and 21st most populous U.S. state. The estimated population of Colorado was 5,695,564 on July 1, 2018, an increase of 13.25% since the 2010 United States Census.

Colorado State Highway 131 highway in Colorado

State Highway 131 (SH 131) is a 68.7 mi (110.6 km) long north–south state highway in the U.S. State of Colorado. SH 131's southern terminus is at Interstate 70 (I-70) in Wolcott, and the northern terminus is at U.S. Route 40 (US 40) 4 miles (6.4 km) east of Steamboat Springs. SH 131 travels through the towns of State Bridge, Bond, McCoy, Toponas, Yampa, and Oak Creek.

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Route description

SH 134 begins in the west at Toponas and proceeds eastward entering Routt National Forest after three miles (5 km). From there the road climbs gradually for roughly thirteen miles to an elevation of 9,527 ft (2,904 m) at Gore Pass. At Gore Pass the route moves into Arapaho National Forest through which it passes for roughly three miles before leaving National Forest Service land. SH 134 continues for approximately eight more miles to its eastern terminus at US 40 six miles (10 km) north of Kremmling.

Toponas, Colorado Unincorporated community in Colorado, United States

Toponas is an unincorporated rural village in Routt County, Colorado, United States. The community took its name from nearby Toponas Rock. The population in 2010 was 48; in 2017 it is estimated at 26, all in ages ranging from 55 years upwards.

Gore Pass is a high mountain pass in the Rocky Mountains of northwestern Colorado in the United States.

Arapaho National Forest

Arapaho National Forest is a National Forest located in north-central Colorado, United States. The facility is managed jointly with the Roosevelt National Forest and the Pawnee National Grassland from the United States Forest Service office in Fort Collins, Colorado. It has a wildlife refuge which manages a protection for all birds and mammals. The combined facility of 1,730,603 acres is denoted as ARP by the Forest Service. Separately, Arapaho National Forest consists of 723,744 acres.

History

The routing was originally part of the route SH 84. Then, after the U.S. Routes were established, to avoid confusion with US 84, the route was renumbered to SH 134 in 1968. There have been no major routing changes since SH 84 was established. [2]

Major intersections

CountyLocationmikmDestinationsNotes
Routt Toponas 0.0000.000Colorado 131.svg SH 131 Western terminus
Grand 27.16343.715US 40.svg US 40 Eastern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

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References

  1. "Segment Descriptions for Highway 134". Colorado Department of Transportation. Retrieved 2008-04-07.
  2. Salek, Matthew E. "Colorado Routes 120-139" . Retrieved 2010-05-29.
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