US 6 highlighted in red
|Maintained by CDOT|
|Length||467.284 mi (752.021 km)|
|West end||I-70 / US 6 / US 50 at the Utah state line|
|East end||US 6 at the Nebraska state line|
|Counties||Mesa, Garfield, Eagle, Summit, Clear Creek, Jefferson, Denver, Adams, Weld, Morgan, Washington, Logan, Phillips|
U.S. Route 6 (US 6) is a part of the U.S. Highway System that travels from Bishop, California, to Provincetown, Massachusetts. In the U.S. state of Colorado, US 6 is an east–west highway stretching from Utah to Nebraska. Much of the route overlaps other highways in Colorado, and as a result, much of US 6 is unsigned.
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US 6 is concurrent with Interstate 70 for a significant portion of its length from the Utah state line to Denver. When the highway enters the western Denver suburbs, US 6 coincidentally aligns with 6th Avenue in the grid system, where it is known as 6th Avenue Freeway. Once it reaches Interstate 25, US 6 travels north briefly, then follows Interstate 76 for most of its length east of Denver. It is unsigned while it is overlapped.
The highest altitude along US 6 is 11,990 feet (3,650 m) at Loveland Pass, where it crosses the Continental Divide. It continues down Clear Creek Valley until it reaches I-70, where it is briefly overlapped until I-70 leaves Clear Creek Valley. US 6 continues down Clear Creek and into Denver, where it turns into a freeway with 6 lanes. East of Denver, it continues east while joined with I-76 until it reaches Sterling, where it diverges from the interstate. The last town in Colorado it passes is Holyoke.
|Mesa||||0.000||0.000||I-70 west ( US 6 / US 50 west) – Salina||Continuation into Utah|
|||1.814||2.919||2||Rabbit Valley||Exit number follows I-70|
|Mack||11.106||17.873||I-70 east ( US 50 east)||Eastern end of I-70/US 50 overlap; I-70 exit 11|
|Loma||15.132||24.353||SH 139 to I-70 – Loma, Rangely||To I-70 via SH 139 south|
|Fruita||19.955||32.114||SH 340 east (Coulson Street) to I-70||Western terminus of SH 340|
|Grand Junction||26.080||41.972||I-70 BL begins / US 50 west / I-70 – Denver, Utah||Western end of I-70 BL/US 50 overlap; I-70 exit 26; diverging diamond interchange|
|28.244||45.454||Patterson Road / 24 Road|
Redlands Parkway south
|30.447||49.000||I-70 BL / US 50 east – Montrose||Eastern end of I-70 BL/US 50 overlap; no westbound exit|
|34.859||56.100||I-70 BL west||Western end of I-70 BL overlap|
|Clifton||37.267||59.975||SH 141 south||Northern terminus of SH 141|
|37.726||60.714||I-70 BL east to I-70 – Utah, Denver||Eastern end of I-70 BL overlap|
|I-70 west||Western end of I-70 overlap; I-70 exit 44; westbound left exit and eastbound left entrance; mileposts change to reflect I-70 mileage|
|||45.332||72.955||46||Cameo||Exit numbers follow I-70|
|||46.867||75.425||47||James M. Robb – Colorado River State Park, Island Acres||Former port of entry|
|||49.015||78.882||49||SH 65 south to SH 330 east – Grand Mesa, Collbran|
|I-70 east||Eastern end of I-70 overlap; I-70 exit 62; mileposts change to reflect US 6 mileage|
|I-70 / Frontage Road||Dumbbell interchange; I-70 exit 72|
|Rifle||88.895||143.063||I-70||I-70 exit 87|
|91.240||146.837||SH 13 north – Meeker, Craig||East end of state maintenance; west end of SH 13 overlap|
|SH 13 south to I-70||East end of SH 13 overlap; westbound access via Whiteriver Avenue|
|I-70 west||West end of state maintenance; western end of I-70 overlap; I-70 exit 109; mileposts change to reflect I-70 mileage|
|||111.328||179.165||111||South Canyon||Exit number follows I-70|
|I-70 east / Gilstrap Court / Midland Avenue / Mel Ray Road / Highway 6 west – Glenwood Springs Mall||Dumbbell interchange; east end of state maintenance; Highway 6 west is former US 6/ US 24 west; I-70 exit 114; mileposts change to reflect US 6 mileage|
|118.645||190.941||Devereaux Road||West end of state maintenance|
|SH 82 east (Grand Avenue) / I-70 west / E. 6th Street / Laurel Street – Aspen||Partial dumbbell interchange with I-70; western end of I-70 overlap; I-70 exit 116; western terminus of SH 82; mileposts change to reflect I-70 mileage|
|||118.640||190.933||119||No Name||Exit numbers follow I-70|
|||120.954||194.657||121||Grizzly Creek to Hanging Lake||Hanging Lake appears only on westbound signage|
|||122.660||197.402||123||Shoshone||Eastbound exit and westbound entrance|
|||125.061||201.266||125||Hanging Lake||Eastbound exit and westbound entrance|
|||125.269||201.601||Hanging Lake Tunnel|
|||128.317||206.506||129||Bair Ranch Road|
|I-70 east – Denver||Eastern end of I-70 overlap; I-70 exit 140; mileposts change to reflect US 6 mileage|
|141.993||228.516||Frontage Road / Trail Gulch Road||Roundabout; east end of state maintenance; Frontage Rd. is former US 6 west|
|Eagle||149.718||240.948||Church Street / Eby Creek Road ( I-70 BS north) to I-70||Roundabout; west end of state maintenance; southern terminus of I-70 BS|
|Wolcott||159.500||256.690||SH 131 north – Steamboat Springs||Western end of SH 131 overlap|
|||159.889||257.316||SH 131 south to I-70||Eastern end of SH 131 overlap|
|Eagle-Vail||172.185||277.105||I-70 east||I-70 east exit 169; no access to I-70 west|
| I-70 west – Aspen |
US 24 east – Minturn, Leadville
|Western end of I-70 overlap; I-70 exit 171; western terminus of US 24; mileposts change to reflect I-70 mileage|
|Vail||173.319||278.930||173||West Vail||Exit numbers follow I-70|
|176.057||283.336||176||Vail Ski Area – Vail Museum|
|Vail Pass||189.981||305.745||Elevation 10,662 feet (3,250 m)|
|Summit||||190.095||305.928||190||Shrine Pass Road – Vail Pass rest area|
|||195.298||314.302||195||SH 91 south – Copper Mountain, Leadville||Northern terminus of SH 91|
|202.352||325.654||203||SH 9 south – Frisco, Breckenridge||Western end of SH 9 overlap|
|SH 9 north (Blue River Parkway) / I-70 east – Silverthorne||Eastern end of I-70/SH 9 overlap; I-70 exit 205; mileposts change to reflect US 6 mileage|
|Loveland Pass||225.552||362.991||Elevation 11,990 feet (3,650 m)|
|I-70 west – Grand Junction||Western end of I-70 overlap; mileposts change to reflect I-70 mileage|
|||218.346||351.394||218||Herman Gulch Road||Exit numbers follow I-70|
|Silver Plume||225.719||363.260||226||Silver Plume|
|||231.889||373.189||232||US 40 west – Empire, Granby||Western end of US 40 overlap|
|||223.047||358.959||223||Lawson||Eastbound exit only|
|||235.005||378.204||235||Dumont||Westbound exit and eastbound entrance|
|||237.680||382.509||238||Fall River Road|
|Idaho Springs||238.885||384.448||239||I-70 BL east – Idaho Springs|
|239.652||385.683||240||SH 103 south / Mount Evans Scenic Byway – Mount Evans||Northern terminus of SH 103|
|241.125||388.053||241||I-70 BL west / County Road 314|
|||242.980||391.038||243||Hidden Valley, Central City|
|I-70 – Denver||Interchange; eastern end of I-70 overlap; I-70 exit 244; no westbound exit; mileposts change to reflect US 6 mileage|
|||257.296||414.078||US 40 east to I-70 east||Eastern end of US 40 overlap|
|||257.751||414.810||SH 119 north – Black Hawk, Central City||Southern terminus of SH 119|
|Jefferson||Golden||271.600||437.098||SH 58 east / SH 93 north – Golden, Boulder||Western terminus of SH 58|
|273.397||439.990||SH 470 east – Colorado Springs||SH 470 exits 0A-B northbound|
|275.120||442.763||US 40 (Colfax Avenue)|
|276.003||444.184||—||I-70 west – Grand Junction||West end of 6th Avenue freeway; westbound exit and eastbound entrance; I-70 exit 261 eastbound|
|277.002||445.792||—||Union Boulevard / Simms Street|
|277.310||446.287||—||SH 391 (Kipling Street)|
|280.830||451.952||—||SH 121 (Wadsworth Blvd)|
|281.984||453.809||—||SH 95 (Sheridan Blvd)|
|City and County of Denver||283.86||456.83||—||SH 88 (Federal Blvd) / Bryant Street|
|—||6th Avenue east||No westbound exit; I-25 exit 209A; 6th Avenue freeway continues east|
|—||I-25 south ( US 85 / US 87 south) – Colorado Springs||West end of I-25/US 85/US 87 overlap; I-25 exit 209B; mileposts change to reflect I-25 mileage|
|209.479||337.124||209C||8th Avenue||Exit numbers follow I-25|
|210.310||338.461||210A||US 40 / US 287 (Colfax Avenue) – Downtown Denver|
|210.415||338.630||210B||Auraria Parkway||Eastbound exit and westbound entrance|
|210.532||338.818||210C||17th Avenue||Eastbound exit and entrance; westbound access is via exit 211|
|211.109||339.747||211||23rd Avenue / 20th Avenue||20th Ave. not signed eastbound|
|211.464||340.318||212A-B||Speer Boulevard – Downtown Denver||Signed as exits 212A (south) and 212B (north)|
|—||I-25 HOV/toll lanes||South end of I-25 reversible HOV/toll lanes; eastbound exit and westbound entrance|
|212.769||342.419||213||Park Avenue / W. 38th Avenue|
|—||I-25 north ( US 87 north) – Thornton, Ft. Collins||East end of I-25/US 87 overlap; I-25 exit 214A|
|—||I-70 west – Grand Junction||Western end of I-70 overlap; I-70 exit 274; mileposts change to reflect I-70 mileage|
|274.607||441.937||275A||Washington Street||No exit number eastbound; exit numbers follow I-70|
|275.252||442.975||275B||SH 265 north (Brighton Boulevard)|
|275.545||443.447||275C||York Street/Josephine Street||Eastbound exit and westbound entrance|
|I-70 east||Eastern end of I-70 overlap; I-70 exit 276A; mileposts change to reflect US 6 mileage|
|Adams||Commerce City||292.145||470.162||SH 2 south (Colorado Blvd) to I-70 east||Interchange; western end of SH 2 overlap; westbound exit and eastbound entrance|
|292.743||471.124||I-270 ( US 36 ) – Boulder, Limon||Partial cloverleaf interchange; no eastbound exit to I-270 east; I-270 exits 2A-B|
|293.42||472.21||SH 2 east (Old)||Interchange; no westbound exit; eastern end of SH 2 overlap; no CDOT maintenance on this stretch of SR 2|
|SH 265 south|
|295.000||474.756||SH 224 west (74th Avenue) to I-76 west|
|I-76 west – Arvada||Interchange; western end of I-76 overlap; westbound left exit and eastbound left entrance; I-76 exit 9; mileposts change to reflect I-76 mileage|
|||10.466||16.843||10||88th Avenue||Exit numbers follow I-76|
|||12.502||20.120||12||US 85 north – Greeley, Brighton||Eastern end of US 85 overlap; no eastbound entrance|
|Brighton||16.477||26.517||16||SH 2 (Sable Boulevard) / 120th Avenue – Denver International Airport|
|18.079||29.095||18||E-470 south to I-70 east – Limon, Denver International Airport||Westbound exit and eastbound entrance; E-470 exit 35|
|Lochbuie||25.145||40.467||25||SH 7 west – Lochbuie, Brighton|
|Weld||Hudson||31.480||50.662||31||SH 52 – Hudson, Fort Lupton|
|||38.925||62.644||39||Keenesburg ( I-76 BS )|
|||49.236||79.238||49||Painter Road||Westbound exit and eastbound entrance|
|||57.219||92.085||57||County Road 91|
|||59.799||96.237||60||SH 144 east – Orchard|
|I-76 east||Eastern end of I-76 overlap; no westbound access to I-76 east; I-76 exit 64; mileposts change to reflect US 6 mileage|
|||345.928||556.717||SH 52 west / SH 39 north to I-76 west – Goodrich, Hoyt||Western end of SH 52 overlap; southern terminus of SH 39|
|66B|| I-76 west|
US 34 west – Greeley, Estes Park
|Exit number is for US 34; exit numbers follow I-76; western end of I-76/US 34 overlap; I-76 exit 66A; mileposts change to reflect I-76 mileage|
|||73.130||117.691||73||Long Bridge Road|
|||75.280||121.151||75||I-76 BL / US 34 east ( SH 52 east) – Fort Morgan||Eastern end of US 34/SH 52 overlap; western terminus of I-76 BL|
|||78.852||126.900||79||SH 144 – Weldona|
|Fort Morgan||80.139||128.971||80||SH 52 – Raymer, Fort Morgan|
|81.648||131.400||82||Barlow Road – Fort Morgan|
|||85.713||137.942||86||Dodd Bridge Road|
|Brush||89.643||144.266||90||SH 71 to US 34 ( I-76 BL ) – Brush, Akron, Limon, Snyder|
|I-76 east / I-76 BL west (US 34 Spur south) to US 34 / SH 71 – Brush||Eastern end of I-76 overlap; western end of I-76 BL overlap; I-76 exit 92; mileposts change to reflect US 6 mileage; US 34 Spur unsigned|
|Washington||||383.254||616.788||County Road Q to I-76|
|Logan||Atwood||397.955||640.446||SH 63 south – Akron||Northern terminus of SH 63|
|Sterling||404.644||651.211||US 138 east (3rd Street north) / SH 14 west (Chestnut Street west) – Julesburg, Fort Collins||SH 14 is former US 6 west; western terminus of SH 138; eastern terminus of SH 14|
|404.734||651.356||Front Street||Interchange; no westbound entrance|
|406.568||654.308||I-76 BL ends / I-76 – Fort Morgan, Julesburg||Eastern terminus of I-76 BL; eastern end of I-76 BL overlap; I-76 exit 125|
|||406.794||654.671||SH 61 south – Otis||Northern terminus of SH 61|
|Fleming||424.964||683.913||SH 55 north (Logan Avenue)||Southern terminus of SH 55|
|Phillips||Haxtun||436.496||702.472||SH 59 – Yuma, Sedgwick|
|Holyoke||454.06||730.74||US 385 (Interocean Avenue)|
|||467.284||752.021||US 6 east – Imperial||Continuation into Nebraska|
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