U.S. Route 24 in Colorado

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

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 Pikes Peak5.jpg
U.S. Highway 24 at Cascade, Colorado, viewed from Pike's Peak Highway

Route description

U.S. Highway 24 at Trout Creek Pass in central Colorado, looking eastward over South Park DSCN3703 troutcreekpass e 600.jpg
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 southeast 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

NOTE: The mile reference column values are NOT mile markers. Current (Jan. 2021) mile information can be found here: CDOT OTIS data

CountyLocationmi [3] kmDestinationsNotes
Eagle Minturn 00.0I-70.svgUS 6.svg I-70 / US 6  Denver, Grand Junction (MM 143) Western terminus of US 24; I-70 exit 171
Lake Leadville 3150Colorado 91.svg SH 91 north(MM 176)
4776Colorado 82.svg SH 82 west Aspen
Chaffee Johnson Village 68.5110.2US 285.svg US 285 south Poncha Springs (MM 213) South end of US 285 overlap
Park 82132US 285.svg US 285 north Fairplay North end of US 285 overlap
Hartsel 94151Colorado 9.svg SH 9 north Fairplay (MM 239)
Teller Divide 132212Colorado 67.svg SH 67 south Cripple Creek, Victor (MM 278) West end of SH 67 overlap
Woodland Park 139.5224.5Colorado 67.svg SH 67 north Deckers East end of SH 67 overlap
145233 Pikes Peak Highway
El Paso Manitou Springs 150240Business plate.svg
US 24.svg US 24 Bus. east (Manitou Avenue)
153246Business plate.svg
US 24.svg US 24 Bus. west (Manitou Avenue)
Colorado Springs 158254I-25.svg I-25 north Denver (MM 304) West end of I-25 overlap; I-25 exit 141
159256Colorado 115.svg SH 115 south (Nevada Avenue) / Tejon StreetNorthern Terminus of SH-115; I-25 exit 140
160260I-25.svg I-25 south Pueblo East end of I-25 overlap; I-25 exit 139
161.5259.9Union BoulevardInterchange;
163262Colorado 29.svg SH 29 / Circle DriveInterchange; Westbound exit, Eastbound entrance; West end of Fountain Blvd overlap
164.5264.7Colorado 83.svg SH 83 (Academy Boulevard) Security-Widefield, Black Forest
167269Colorado 21.svgAirport Sign.svg SH 21 south (Powers Boulevard) Colorado Springs Municipal Airport East 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
169272Colorado 21.svg SH 21 north (Powers Boulevard)East end of SH 21/Powers Blvd overlap; SH 21 Exit 141
169272 Platte Avenue west – Downtown Colorado Springs
169.5272.8Colorado 94.svg To SH 94 east / Peterson Blvd/Space Village Avenue – Peterson Air Force Base Interchange;
170.5274.4Colorado 94.svg SH 94 east Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado Springs East Airport, Punkin Center Western Terminus of SH-94
Falcon 178286Woodmen Road
180290Judge Orr Road east – Meadow Lake Airport
183295Colorado 86.svg To SH 86 / Elbert Road  Elbert, Kiowa
Peyton 188303Peyton Highway
192309Ellicott Highway
Calhan 198319Calhan Highway(MM 340)
Elbert Simla 211340CR 125 jct.svg CR 125Connects to SH 86
Matheson 218351CR 149 jct.svg CR 149Connects to SH 86
Lincoln Limon 230370US 40.svgUS 287.svgI-70.svg US 40 west / US 287 north to I-70 west Denver (MM 377) West end of US 40/US 287 overlap
231372Colorado 71.svg SH 71 south Punkin Center West end of SH 71 overlap
232373Colorado 71.svg SH 71 north Last Chance East end of SH 71 overlap
233375I-70.svg I-70  Denver, Burlington I-70 exit 361
234377I-70.svgUS 40.svgUS 287.svg I-70 west / US 40 east / US 287 south Denver, Kit Carson East end of US 40/US 287 overlap; West end of I-70 overlap; I-70 exit 363
See I-70
Kit Carson Seibert 277446I-70.svg I-70 east Burlington East end of overlap of I-70; I-70 exit 405
277.5446.6Colorado 59.svg SH 59  Yuma, Kit Carson
Stratton 293472Colorado 57.svg SH 57 north
Burlington 309497US 385.svg US 385 south (Lincoln Street) Cheyenne Wells West end of US 385 overlap
310500US 385.svg US 385 north Wray East end of US 385 overlap
310.5499.7I-70.svg I-70 west Limon West end of I-70 overlap; I-70 exit 438
318512I-70.svgUS 24.svg I-70 east / US-24  Goodland, Kansas City Kansas state line; Eastern terminus of US 24 in Colorado
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

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    1. Colorado Department of Transportation, Highway Data Archived 2007-10-08 at the Wayback Machine , accessed July 2008
    2. Salek, Matthew E. "Colorado Routes 20-39" . Retrieved 2010-12-31.
    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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