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Colorado United States #285 Highway Guide

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0.0
0.0
8038 ft.
New Mexico State Line
Terminus of Colorado highway guide at New Mexico State Line.
4.8
7.8
7884 ft.
Bridge
Bridge over Los Pinos River.
5.3
8.5
7900 ft.
Junction of Colorado route 17
West through Rio Grand National Forest over La Manga Pass (10,230 feet)and ending at Chama, New Mexico.
6.1
9.8
7890 ft.
Antonito, Colorado
Community of Antonito, Colorado. Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad (Travels from Antonito, Colorado to Chama, New Mexico. 1-888-CUMBRES). Our Lady of Guadeloupe (Oldest church in Colorado. On Northeast edge of Antonito, Colorado). Cano's Castle (House made out of beer cans and other recovered items. Near E 10th Ave and State Street).
12.8
20.6
7733 ft.
Junction of Colorado route 142. Romeo
Community of Romeo, Colorado. No services. Two miles East is Manassa CO. (Jack Dempsey Birthplace Memorial Statue). East to San Luis, Colorado.
19.5
31.4
7608 ft.
Junction of Colorado route136 - Sanford
Community of Sanford, Colorado. East two miles. Limited services.
19.9
32.1
7605 ft.
La Jara, Colorado
Community of La Jara, Colorado. Limited services.
20.6
33.1
7605 ft.
Junction of Colorado route 15
West to Capulin, Colorado.
22.2
35.8
7589 ft.
Bridge
Bridge over a Colorado canal.
34.2
55.0
7543 ft.
Junction of Colorado highway US 160 - Alamosa,
Community of Alamosa, Colorado. Attractions: American National Bank Building. San Luis Valley Regional Medical Center. Adams State College. Rio Grande Scenic Railroad (Departs Alamosa daily. Weekend steam-powered excursions). East to Blanca, Colorado.

44.6
71.8
7608 ft.
Airport
Monte Viste Municipal Airport Southwest of highway.
46.2
74.4
7621 ft.
Bridge
Bridge over a Colorado Canal.
47.9
77.1
7635 ft.
Home Lake, Colorado
Community of Home Lake, Colorado. North on Soliders Home Road. and Sherman Lake.
51.3
82.5
7664 ft.
Junction of Colorado highway US 160. - Monte Vista
Community of Monte Vista, Colorado. Some services. Northwest to Del Norte, Colorado. highway 15 South to Capulin, Colorado.
53.3
85.7
7661 ft.
Bridge
Bridge over Rio Grande River, Colorado.
62.9
101.2
7671 ft.
Junction of Colorado route112 - Center
Community of Center, Colorado. West/Southwest twelve miles to Del Norte, Colorado (Patriot Bible University). East fifteen miles to Hooper, Colorado.
78.0
125.5
7598 ft.
Access to Lakes
Access a 1/4 mile to roads South to Davey Lake, Harrence Lake, Trites Lake, Johnson Lake, Harrence Lake, Island Lake. All are tiny lakes within a square mile area.
86.4
139.0
7707 ft.
Saguache, Colorado
Community of Saguache, Colorado. Means 'Water at the Blue Earth'. Saguache County Museum (pioneer museum). LaGarita Day (Community Fair. July). Crestone Music Festival (August)
100.2
161.3
7851 ft.
Junction of Colorado route 17
Southeast to Moffat, Colorado.
119.1
191.6
9032 ft.
Poncho Pass.
Poncha Pass.
120.1
193.2
8796 ft.
Boundary San Isabel National Forest
Boundary of the San Isabel National Forest
122.7
197.5
8228 ft.
Boundary San Isabel National Forest
Northern boundary of the San Isabel National Forest.
126.5
203.6
7474 ft.
Junction of Colorado highway US 50 - Poncha Springs
Community of Poncha Springs, Colorado. Called "Crossroads of the Rockies". Attractions: East three miles to Salida, Colorado. Salida Hot Springs Swimming Pool. Captain Zipline Adventure Tours (12325 Coyote Valley Road, Salida, CO. 719-539-7786). Whitewater rafting.

127.0
204.4
7516 ft.
Junction of Colorado US 50
West to Gunnison, Colorado.
128.0
206.0
7635 ft.
Airport
East is Harriet Alexander Field.
131.6
211.7
7211 ft.
View of Arkansas River
Arkansas River to the east of highway.
135.5
218.0
7520 ft.
Arkansas Headwaters State Park - Hecla Junction
Arkansas Headwaters State Park - Hecla Junction Campsite (2.5 miles on upwards to 12 percent grade busy dirt road. Located at the traditional take-out for the Browns Canyon run. 22 tent campsites. fire grill and table, vault toilets, changing areas.
143.0
230.1
7717 ft.
Nathrop, Colorado
Community of Nathrop, Colorado. No services.
148.1
238.3
7884 ft.
Junction US 24
North two miles to Buena Vista, Colorado. Johnson Village, Colorado. Central Colorado Regional Airport.
151.7
244.2
8258 ft.
Boundary San Isabel National Forest
Boundary of San Isabel National Forest.
161.6
260.0
9272 ft.
Boundary San Isabel National Forest
Boundary of San Isabel National Forest.
161.8
260.3
9229 ft.
Junction US 24
Northeast to Hartsel, Colorado and passing near Spiney Mountain Reservoir.

164.6
264.9
9032 ft.
Antero Reservoir
East of highway is Antero Reservoir.
183.1
294.6
9885 ft.
Fairplay, Colorado
Community of Fairplay, Colorado. Burro Days (Last weekend of July. Celebrates mining heritage. Fair. World Championships of Burro Racing). South Park City Museum.
201.0
323.4
9551 ft.
Boundary Pike National Forest
Boundary of Pike National Forest.
203.4
327.4
9990 ft.
Kenosha Pass
Kenosha Pass. Rocky Mountains.
204.9
329.8
9701 ft.
Lininger Lake
Lininger Lake. Follow road Northwest 3/4 mile and follow as it turns North. Take the next left and then another left in about a 1/4 mile. Lininger Lake has some cabins on it.
210.8
339.3
8593 ft.
Grant, Colorado
Community of Grant, Colorado, No services.
217.6
350.1
8091 ft.
Shawnee, Colorado
Community of Shawnee, Colorado. No services.
220.7
355.1
7844 ft.
Glen Isle Resort - Historic Building
Glen Isle Resort (Circ 1900. Register of Historic Places).
221.2
355.9
7795 ft.
Hot Dog Shaped Diner
Coney Island Hot Dog Stand. Popular stop along US 285.
222.2
357.6
7749 ft.
Bailey, Colorado
Community of Bailey, Colorado. No services.
222.5
358.0
7808 ft.
Boundary Pike National Forest
Boundary of Pike National Forest.
229.0
368.5
8445 ft.
Pine Junction, Colorado
Community of Pine Junction, Colorado. No services.
237.3
381.9
8123 ft.
Aspen Park, Colorado
Community of Aspen Park, Colorado. No services.
237.9
382.8
8041 ft.
View of Berrian Mountain
To the north of this highway is Berrian Mountain.
248.2
399.5
6122 ft.
Junction of Colorado route 8
North to Morrison, Colorado (Red Rocks Park - known for its very large red sandstone boulders. Morrison Natural History Museum with fossil and dinosaur exhibits. Dinosaur Park. Bear Creek Canyon Park - trails).
249.9
402.2
5735 ft.
Junction of Colorado route 470.
For five miles North there are parks on both sides of the highway. Bear Creek Lake Regional Park, Mount Glennon Park, Iron Spring Park, Matthews Winters Park, William F. Hayden Green Mountain Park. Highway 470 heards South about ten miles to Chatfield Lake and Chatfield State Park: (Four campgrounds: 197 electrical, full hookup, picnic tables, grills, flush toilets, showers, laundry, water, fire ring, dump station, 303-791-7275).
251.9
405.4
5682 ft.
Bear Creek Lake Regional Park and Harriman Lake
North is Bear Creek Lake Regional Park. South on South Simms Street then East on West Quincy Avenue to Harriman Lake Park (Lake and walking trails, natural areas.
256.4
412.6
5354 ft.
Junction of Colorado route 95
Fort Logan National Cemetery South on S. Sherifan Blvd. North through Denver, Co.
257.0
413.6
5331 ft.
Bear Creek Park
Bear Creek Park South of highway.
258.9
416.7
5259 ft.
Bridge
Bridge over the South Platte River, CO.
259.2
417.1
5285 ft.
Junction of Colorado highway US 85 (South Santa Fe Drive)
North to downtown Denver, CO. South through suburbs, passing Chatfield Reservoir and heading South out of Denver to Castle Rock, Colorado.
260.0
418.4
5318 ft.
Englewood, Colorado
Community of Englewood, Colorado. Pass odd shaped bank building. Is it a squashed marshmallow or an alien spaceship!
262.2
421.9
5486 ft.
Golf
Wellshire Municipal Golf Course. 18 holes.
263.2
423.5
5541 ft.
Shopping
Happy Canyon Shopping Center.
263.7
424.3
5574 ft.
Junction of Colorado highways Interstate 25 and US 87.
North into the city of Denver, Colorado. Attractions: - 16th Street Mall (Pedestrian Mall. 16th & California. 303-534-6161). Abend Gallery Fine Art, Arvada Center for the Arts & Humanities (Museums. 6901 Wadsworth Blvd. 720-898-7201). Black American West Museum (3091 California Street. 303-482-2242). Buffalo Bill's Museum & Grave (987 1/2 Lookout Mountain, Golden, CO. 303-526-0744). Byers-Evans House Museum (1310 Bannock Street. 303-620-4933). Children's Museum of Denver (2121 Children's Museum Drive. 303-433-7444). Colorado History Museum (1300 Broadway. 303-866-3682). Colorado Sports Hall of Fame (INVESCO Field at Mile High 1701 Bryant St. #500. 720-258-3888). Denver Art Museum ( 100 W. 14th Ave. Parkway, Tel. 720-865-5000). Denver Firefighters Museum (1326 Tremont Pl. 303-892-1436). Denver Museum of Miniatures, Dolls & Toys (1880 Gaylord Street. 303-322-1053). Downtown Aquarium (700 Water Street. 303-561-4450). Elitch Gardens (Amusement Park. 2000 Elitch Circle. 303-595-4386). Molly Brown House Museum (1340 Pennsylvania Street. 303-832-4092). Vintage Motos Museum (2762 Walnut Street. 303-993-7693).