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Location: Southern Mountains
Alignment: Spur south from US 84 via Edith to the New Mexico border


Location: San Luis Valley
Length*: 12.32mi
NW End: Jct SH 370 southwest of Alamosa
SE End: Jct US 285 just north of Estrella

Counties: Rio Grande, Conejos, Alamosa

Milepost Guide:

  • 0.00: SH 370 (begin SH 368 in Rio Grande County)
  • 2.01: Enter Conejos County
  • 5.02: Begin Conejos/Alamosa County split
  • 6.02: SH 371, Enter Alamosa County
  • 12.32: US 285 (end SH 368)

Annual Average Daily Traffic (2008):

  • 190 at SH 370
  • 550 south of CR 13S
  • 270 at US 285

SH 368 follows the section lines in the San Luis Valley. From SH 370, it heads south along the Rio Grande CR 4E gridline, crosses into Conejos County, turns east on the CR EE gridline, goes to the Conejos-Alamosa County Line, turns south on that, then heads east along the Alamosa CR 14S gridline to US 285. The intersection at SH 368 and 371 requires a turn to continue on SH 368, with the east-west directon having the stop sign. Given that, and due to its general alingment, it seems like the segment northwest of the intersection would be better numbered as SH 371.

Photo Gallery:

  • SH 371 Intersection. The view sitting at the stop sign on eastbound SH 368 at SH 371. (August 2010)

SH 368 was brought into the state system in 1939. Originally it went from US 285 west, with one stair step north, west to SH 15 at the Conejos/Rio Grande County Line. Existed as now by 1954, and was paved by 1956.


Location: San Luis Valley
Alignment: Link from SH 156 southeast to SH 17 north of Alamosa


Location: San Luis Valley
Length*: 14.12mi
W End: Jct SH 15 north of the Rio Grande-Conejos County Line
E End: Jct US 285 southwest of Alamosa

Counties: Rio Grande, Alamosa

Milepost Guide:

  • 0.00: SH 15 (begin SH 370 in Rio Grande Couty)
  • 3.99: SH 368
  • 5.98: Enter Alamosa County
  • 14.12: US 285 (end SH 370)

Annual Average Daily Traffic (2008):

  • 330 at SH 15
  • 430 east of SH 368
  • 360 east of CR S100
  • 650 at US 285

SH 370 starts at SH 15 and heads due east along the Rio Grande CR 10S gridline, crosses into Alamosa County, and uses the CR 10S gridline east to US 285. Not much to note along its alignment, other than farmsteads here and there. Some maps show a place called Waverly east of SH 368, but there's nothing of note there.

Photo Gallery:

  • Post-SH 368 Distance Sign. Distance sign on westbound SH 370 after the SH 368 intersection. CDOT doesn't often seem to include route markers in distance signs but does here. (August 2010)

SH 370 was brought into the state system in 1939, and originally went from US 285 south of Alamosa west to the Rio Grande/Alamosa County Line. Extended west to SH 15 by 1954, and by then was paved west to the county line. Entirely paved by 1956.


Location: San Luis Valley
Length*: 6.07mi
S End: Jct SH 15 east of Capulin
N End: Jct SH 368 on the Alamosa-Conejos County Line

Counties: Alamosa, Conejos

Annual Average Daily Traffic (2008): 700

Milepost Guide:

  • 0.00: SH 15 (begin SH 371 in Conejos County)
  • 5.06: Begin Conejos/Alamosa County split
  • 6.07: SH 368 (end SH 371)

Uses the Conejos CR 12 gridline, from SH 15 due north to SH 368.

SH 371 became a state highway by 1939. Paved by 1958.


Location: San Luis Valley
Alignment: Link from US 285 south of Estrella east to SH 158


Location: San Luis Valley
Alignment: Loop from SH 17 at McGinty east then south to US 160 east of Alamosa


Location: San Luis Valley
Length*: 13.90mi
W End: Jct SH 112 north of Del Norte
E End: Became Alamosa CR 7N 1.0mi east of Sargents School

SH 374 was brought into the state system in 1939, and went from SH 112 just north of Del Norte east, across US 285, ending 3mi east of US 285. Paved by 1957 and turned back in 1990.


Location: San Luis Valley
Alignment: Went from La Garita west of US 285 east across US 285, then turned due south, went through Center, then ended at SH 374 at Sargents School


Location: San Luis Valley
Alignment: Spur west from SH 159 south of Fort Garland

Became a state highway in 1947 and turned back by 1954.


Location: San Luis Valley
Alignment: Went from US 285 ~9mi north of SH 112 west, then south, crossed SH 375, then 2mi north of SH 112, turned east, crossed over US 285, crossed over SH 375 again, then ended as a spur east of that


Location: San Luis Valley
Alignment: Spur from US 285 at Bountiful northeast to Sanford

Thanks to Thomas Zieber for pointing this one out to me.


Location: North Front Range
Alignment: Loop that went from US 287 just south of SH 66, west to Hygiene, then north to SH 66

Became a state highway in 1947 and was turned back by 1954.


Location: Northeast Metro Denver
Alignment: 46th Ave. from Vasquez to Colorado

According to Jim Adolphson a 1951 Gousha map in one of the drawers at the Denver Library shows the "46th Ave. Parkway stub" from Colorado west to Vasquez as SH 380. I have yet to do more research to find out anything more about SH 380.


Location: South Front Range
Alignment: Spur southwest from US 85-87 south of Colorado Springs, but north of Fort Carson

Became a state highway in 1947 and was turned back by 1954.


Location: North Metro Denver

SH 382 became a state highway about 1945 and at first was 74th Avenue (or maybe 70th or 68th) from Sheridan Blvd. (SH 95) east to Washington Street (SH 185-US 87). In 1952 the Denver-Boulder Turnpike opened, and that started at Federal Blvd. and headed northwest. SH 382 was given to the new expressway connection between 70th/Broadway (SH 185-US 87) and the start of the Turnpike at Federal. By 1956 the Valley Highway had been built northward from 58th so SH 382 started at that. SH 382 was converted from an expressway to a freeway by 1964. It was renumbered as SH 49/US 36 when the Turnpike became free in 1967.


Location: Pueblo
S End: Jct SH 76 at Prairie Ave./Northern Ave.
N End: Jct SH 96 at Prairie Ave./4th St.

SH 383 became a state highway about 1945 and went from SH 76 (current SH 78) north along Prairie Avenue to SH 96. Paved by 1947 and turned back by 1954.


Location: Central Metro Denver
Alignment: Larimer St. in downtown Denver, from Colfax northeast to 23rd St. Concurrent with US 6.

Became a state highway about 1945. Turned back by 1954.


Location: Western Slope
Alignment: Spur from US 6 at Grand Junction north to Walker Airport via 12th St.

Became a state highway about 1947. Turned back by 1954.


Location: Arkansas Valley > Eastern Plains
Length*: 317.63mi
S End: Oklahoma border concurrent with US 287 south of Campo (link to Eric Stuve's site)
N End: Nebraska border northwest of Julesburg (link to Chris Geelhart' site)
Nationally: S End: Big Bend National Park in Brewster County, Texas; N End: Jct US 85 near Deadwood, S.D. (1206mi)

Counties: Baca, Prowers, Kiowa, Cheyenne, Kit Carson, Yuma, Phillips, Sedgwick
Campo, Springfield, Lamar, Granada, Bristol, Sheridan Lake, Cheyenne Wells, Burlington, Wray, Holyoke, Julesburg

NHS: While concurrent with US 287 and US 50.

Expressway: A short chunk (concurrent with US 287) south of Lamar.

Roadway Names: US 385 is the High Plains Highway from Cheyenne Wells to the Nebraska border

Scenic & Historic Byways:

  • Santa Fe Trail (Lamar to Granada) America's Byways
  • South Platte River Trail (I-76 to US 138)

Milepost Guide:

  • Begin US 385 at the Oklahoma border; Uses US 287 mileposts to Lamar, US 50 mileposts to Granada
  • 95.00: US 50-400, Granada (Prowers County)
  • 98.62: SH 196 south of Bristol
  • 109.24: Enter Kiowa County
  • 122.87: West jct SH 96
  • 123.68: East Jct SH 96, Sheridan Lake
  • 135.41: Enter Cheyenne County
  • 149.70: East jct US 40, Cheyenne Wells
  • 150.25: West jct US 40
  • 170.29: Enter Kit Carson County
  • 187.41: I-70 Exit 347 interchange south of Burlington
  • 187.89: West jct US 24/Lincoln St./Rose Ave., Burlington
  • 188.86: East jct US 24/BL I-70/Rose/8th St.
  • 207.51: Enter Yuma County
  • 216.86: South jct US 36 east of Idalia
  • 219.45: North jct US 36
  • 243.34: US 34/3rd St., Wray
  • 269.32: Enter Phillips County
  • 279.42: US 6/Denver St., Holyoke
  • 279.89: SH 23
  • 290.90: Enter Sedgwick County
  • 309.16: I-76 Exit 180 interchange southeast of Julesburg
  • 311.00: East jct US 138 interchange, Julesburg
  • 313.85: West jct US 138 west of Julesburg
  • 317.63: Nebraska border (end US 385)

Annual Average Daily Traffic (2008):

  • 2700 on US 287-385 at Oklahoma border
  • 2600 on US 287-385 south of US 160
  • 7500 on US 287-385 at 9h Ave., Springfield
  • 2300 on US 287-385 north of SH 116
  • 3300 on US 287-385 north of CR F
  • 14,200 on US 287-385 south of US 50, Lamar
  • 6000 on US 50-385 east of US 287
  • 2400 on US 50-385 east of CR 22.5
  • 1400 north of US 50, Granada
  • 690 north of SH 196
  • 380 south of SH 96, Sheridan Lake
  • 970 on US 385/SH 96
  • 760 north of SH 96
  • 490 south of CR AA
  • 750 north of CR G
  • 1300 on US 40-385, Cheyenne Wells
  • 1800 north of US 40
  • 720 north of CR R
  • 1100 north of CR G
  • 1300 north of CR U
  • 4600 north of I-70, Burlington
  • 6000 on US 24-385/BL 70 east of Lincoln St.
  • 1800 north of US 24/BL 70
  • 910 north of CR BB
  • 920 on US 385-36
  • 630 north of US 36
  • 2100 north of CR 33
  • 4000 north of US 34, Wray
  • 1900 north of CR HH.5
  • 1100 north of CR 54
  • 2400 south of US 6, Holyoke
  • 870 north of SH 23
  • 550 north of CR 38
  • 1100 north of CR 26
  • 2500 north of I-76
  • 3500 on US 138-385  at Oak St., Julesburg
  • 470 at Nebraska border

US 385 shares the first 77mi of its life in Colorado with US 287.

In Lamar, US 385 breaks off of US 287, only to go onto US 50. This occurs at the intersection of Main and Olive Sts., with US 50-385 heading east on Olive. Together they go east through Carlton, then head into Granada, using Goff Ave. US 385 then turns off US 50 north on Main St. US 385 then takes a bee line pretty much all the way north to Nebraska, with only a few  major twists or curves.

It goes through the crossroads town of Bristol and continues north through corn country eventually meeting SH 96 just west of Sheridan Lake. It turns east on SH 96, and in central Sheridan Lake turns north on Colorado Ave. It takes that to the north side of town, turns west, then north, so that it is on the same line as it had coming north to SH 96. It then heads north to Cheyenne Wells, and hits US 40 just east of town. It turns west on US 40, and turns north on East 5th St, west on South 2nd St., then north on West 1st St and continues north out of town.

US 385 then heads north to Burlington. It goes through I-70 Exit 437, and heads north on Lincoln Ave. US 385 hits US 24 at Rose Ave., and there turns east, overlapping with US 24 as they head east through downtown. US 385 then turns north off US 24 on 8th St., and out of town. North of Burlington to Wray US 385 features level terrain with deep drops down to the various creek/river crossings. At the South Fork of the Republican River crossing near Bonny Reservoir, US 385 crosses a river valley that is over a mile wide. The crossing features a flash-flood warning system with a gauging station and flashing lights.

East of Idalia US 385 has a short overlap with US 36. The two intersections are aligned so US 36 is the through route with a 90-degree curve, meaning continuing on US 385 requires a turn. From US 36, US 385 continues north, entering Wray. It heads north through town on Dexter St., and crosses US 34 at 3rd Street. From Wray to Holyoke US 385 features rolling terrain and not much in the way of farmsteads or settlement. US 385 then comes north into Holyoke, going through town on Interocean Avenue. I'm not sure what to make of that street name, as US 385 doesn't ever get near any oceans and water tends to be at a premium on the plains. At a signal in downtown US 385 crosses US 6 at Denver St.

Next stop north for US 385 is Julesburg. First it goes through I-76 Exit 180, then it heads northwest to town. US 385 crosses over a UPRR mainline then has a diamond interchange with US 138 on the northeast edge of town. The interchange has US 138 as the through route, so US 385 turns down the ramp and merges onto US 138 and they head southwest through town on 1st St. US 385 breaks off of US 138 west of town, and follows the UPRR mainline a few short miles northwest to Nebraska.

Photo Gallery:

  • US 287-385 at US 50. Northbound on Main Street in Lamar, there aren't any overhead signs like the other two directions, just this marker assembly on an extra tall pole. (May 2011)
  • US 50-385, Lamar Intersection Eastbound. Eastbound Olive Street in Lamar at Main, with the nice, shiny overhead sign approaching the intersection. (May 2011)
  • Southbound at US 24, Burlington. Marker assembly on southbound on US 385 at the intersection with US 24 on the east side of Burlington. Photo by Dale Sanderson. (December 2003)
  • South Fork of the Republican River Floodplain. Here southbound US 385 crosses the South Fork of the Republican River north of Burlington. From here all the way to the start of the hill in the distance is the floodplain for the river, prompting CDOT to install a flash-flood warning system. (May 2006)
  • Black Wolf Creek. A picture on southbound US 385 south of Wray where it crosses the valley for Black Wolf Creek. Atop the hill in the distance is the prevailing elevation for the land in the area. (May 2006)
  • Purple-ish Pavement North of Wray. Crossing the prairie north of Wray, US 385 features this segment with pavement that is faintly purple. (May 2011)
  • High Plains Highway. US 385 from Cheyenne Wells to Julesburg is the High Plains Highway. This marker is on the US 385 post as you leave Holyoke. (May 2011)
  • Holyoke Northbound. US 385 south of US 6 in Holyoke has this four-lane tree-lined section. (May 2011)
  • Interocean Avenue. This sign on the signal at the US 6 intersection in Holyoke advertises US 385's curious street name through town. (May 2011)
  • Frenchman Creek Bridge. As US 385 comes south into the north side of Holyoke it crosses this old bridge over Frenchman Creek. (May 2011)
  • Northbound US 385 Left Turn at US 138 Interchange. US 385 has a diamond interchange at US 138 in Julesburg. Here northbound US 385 reaches the ramps on the north side of the diamond and turns left down the ramp westbound in Julesburg. (May 2007)
  • Exit to US 385 South: Exit Sign and Right Turn.On eastbound US 138-385 leaving Julesburg, southbound US 385 exits to its diamond interchange and then turns right at the top of the ramp to head south. (May 2007)
  • Julesburg Eastbound. US 138-385 heading eastbound through Julesburg. (May 2007)
  • Julesburg Westbound, Heading to Chappell. Right in the middle of Julesburg heading west is this group of signs, with the distance to Chappell curiously given. (May 2007)

US 385 appeared in Colorado in 1959. At first, however, from Lamar it continued north with US 287 to Kit Carson, then east on US 40 to Cheyenne wells, then north as now. US 385 was rerouted via Granada and Sheridan Lake by 1964. The route from Granada north to Julesburg had been SH 51.

The diamond interchange in Julesburg was built in 1988. Previously US 385 used Cedar Street northward into town and met US 138 at 1st Street.


Location: Western Slope
Alignment: Link from US 6-50 northwest of Grand Junction east to SH 385

Became a state highway about 1947. Turned back by 1954.


Location: South Front Range
Alignment: Link from the US 85-87/SH 76 intersection (Lake and Northern) in south Pueblo east via Northern to US 50

Became a state highway about 1947. Renumbered as SH 388 by 1949.


Location: Northern Western Slope
Alignment: Link from US 40 east of Artesia south to SH 64 west of Rangely

Became a state highway about 1949. Back then Artesia was what Dinosaur was called. Turned back by 1954.


Location: South Front Range
Alignment: Link from the US 85-87/SH 76 intersection (Lake and Northern) in south Pueblo east via Northern to US 50

Routing became a state highway about 1947, but at first was numbered SH 387. Renumbered as SH 388 by 1949. Turned back by 1954.


Location: South Arkansas Valley
Length*: 12.80mi
S End: New Mexico border south of Branson, connecting with NM 551 (link to Steve Riner's site)
N End: Jct US 160 north of Branson at Watts Corner

Counties: Las Animas
Places: Branson

Annual Average Daily Traffic (2008): 140

From the New Mexico border, SH 389 follows a BNSF rail line northeast then northwest into Branson, where it goes north through town on Main St. SH 389 then takes a bee line due north to US 160.

Originally part of SH 100 and US 160. By 1949, US 160 was moved to its new alignment, and old US 160 south to Branson was numbered SH 389. By 1954 the section south of Branson had been turned back so SH 389 didn't get to the border. Extended back to the border by 1964, and entirely paved by 1965.


Location: Northeast Metro Denver
Alignment: 144th Ave. from Sable Blvd. (SH 70) east to US 6, then a spur east

Became a state highway about 1949, and was turned back by 1954.


Location: West Metro Denver
Length*: 9.64mi
S End: South frontage road at US 285 at Kipling Pkwy./Hampden Ave. in Lakewood
N End: 49th Ave at I-70 Exit 267 at Kipling St. in Wheat Ridge

Counties: Jefferson
Places: Lakewood, Wheat Ridge

Expressway: Multilane divided south of Alameda, multilane undivided north of Alameda.

Roadway Names:

  • Kipling Parkway south of Alameda
  • Kipling Street north of Alameda

Milepost Guide:

  • 0.00: US 285 south frontage road (begin SH 391 in Jefferson County)
  • 0.04: US 285 interchange
  • 0.98: SH 8/Morrison Rd.
  • 5.24: US 6/6th Ave. interchange
  • 6.26: US 40/BL I-70/Colfax Ave.
  • 9.52: I-70 Exit 267 interchange
  • 9.64: 49th Ave/Kipling St (end SH 391)

Annual Average Daily Traffic (2008):

  • 45,600 at US 285, Lakewood
  • 35,300 north of Jewell Ave.
  • 47,800 north of Alameda Ave.
  • 32,700 south of US 40/Colfax Ave.
  • 38,000 at I-70, Wheat Ridge

SH 391 starts at a diamond interchange at US 285. It then heads north through Lakewood via Kipling Parkway, which is a four-lane divided, limited access, 45mph expressway. Signals are at a minimum, so one can make pretty good time. Kipling curves around the west side of Smith Reservoir, and at Alameda warps down to an urban arterial street. It passes along the east side of the Denver Federal Center. Kipling has a cloverleaf interchange at 6th Ave. (US 6), then it continues north. At 26th Ave. it crosses into Wheat Ridge, and ends at a diamond interchange at I-70.

Photo Gallery:

SH 391 was brought into the state system in 1955, and went from Colfax Ave. south via Kipling to Alameda Ave. (no highway to end at). By 1967 it had been extended north to 44th Ave. (SH 58), and was extended to I-70 by 1968, making making SH 391 *5.05mi long.

In 1984, SH 391 changed as part of the whole I-470 saga. The state and the City of Lakewood did a route swap, where Lakewood took over Alameda Ave. (former SH 26) between Kipling and Sheridan Blvd., and the state took over, built, and expanded Kipling from Alameda south to Hampden, making it an extension of SH 391. The money for Kipling Parkway construction was one of the substitute projects I-470 funds were put into when I-470 was killed.


Location: North Front Range > North Eastern Plains
Length*: 46.27mi
W End: Jct US 287 south of Fort Collins
E End: Jct SH 14 at Briggsdale

Counties: Larimer, Weld
Places: Fort Collins, Windsor, Lucerne, Briggsdale

Milepost Guide:

  • 95.31: US 287 in south Fort Collins (begin SH 392 in Larimer County)
  • 100.00: I-25 Exit 262 west of Windsor
  • 102.53: Enter Weld County
  • 104.45: West jct SH 257/7th St, Windsor
  • 105.43: East jct SH 257
  • 115.40: US 85, Lucerne
  • 141.58: SH 14, Briggsdale
Note: SH 392's mileposts are goofy the way they are because milepost 0 used to be I-25. When SH 392 was extended westward, you can't go into negative mileposts so CDOT reset I-25 as milepost 100 in order to count backward to US 287. This made the conversion eastward simple, too; they just had to add 100 to everything. Thanks to Dale Sanderson and the Loveland Reporter-Herald for clarifying this for me.

    Annual Average Daily Traffic (2008):

    • 17,400 at US 287
    • 15,100 east of CR 13
    • ? on SH 257-392 at 4th St., Windsor
    • 7700 east of SH 257
    • 5800 east of CR 31
    • 4100 east of US 85, Lucerne
    • 3200 east of CR 43
    • 1800 east of CR 51
    SH 392 starts south of Fort Collins at US 287 and Carpenter Road. It then heads east along Carpenter through Fort Collins' southern reaches, skimming around the north shore of Duck Lake. SH 392 then comes to I-25 Exit 262, a sprawling diamond interchange west of Windsor. From I-25, SH 392 heads due east through a rapidly expanding commercial corridor toward Windsor. It is three-lane undivided, with the center lane for lefts turns. It comes east into Windsor on Main St., and has a multiplex with SH 257 between 7th St. and the east side of town.

    East of Windsor, SH 392 continues due east with a 55mph limit toward Lucerne. Lucerne is a small cluster of buildings which consists mainly of a signal light at US 85/SH 392, a rail siding, and a grain elevator. East of Lucerne, SH 392 continues east with a 65mph speed limit. Just before getting to Barnesville it takes a left curve and travels northeast along a historic railroad corridor. After crossing Crow Creek it turns due north, ending at SH 14 at the crossroads town of Briggsdale.

    Photo Gallery:

    • Westbound from I-25. The view on westbound SH 392 from I-25. The "end' sign shown was on borrowed time, as this was only about a month before SH 392 was extended westward to US 287. (March 2007)
    • Westbound from Former SH 37. Signs on westbound SH 392 from the old SH 37 intersection east of Lucerne. (March 2007)
    • Eastbound Approaching Former SH 37. The signs eastbound approaching SH 392's former end at old SH 37. Photo by Dale Sanderson. (March 2007)
    • Briggsdale Reassurance Marker. This is the westbound sign headed south from SH 14 at Briggsdale. Photo by Robert Halonen. (October 2008)
    • SH 14 Text Sign. When signs for SH 392 finally appeared in Briggsdale, the ones on SH 14 were text style instead of the usual state highway marker. No idea why. Photo by Robert Halonen. (October 2008)

    SH 392 became a state highway about 1949, and went from Windsor east via Lucerne, ending at Barnesville. By 1954 it had been paved from Windsor east ~3mi, and from Lucerne east to SH 37. It was entirely paved by 1958. It was extended west from Windsor to SH 185/US 87 (later I-25) by 1960.

    In 1974, SH 392 was extended from Barnesville northeast for 5mi via a gravel county road to Cornish, and that was paved by 1977. By 1978 it was extended further north to SH 14 at Briggsdale, and was gravel from Cornish to Fosston. Section northeast of SH 37 was turned back about 1994, leaving *23.59mi of SH 392 from I-25 to SH 37. From 1994 to 2007 SH 392 and SH 37 ended at each other.

    In spring 2007 as part of the North Front Range route swap, two sections were added to SH 392. The first was Carpenter Road between US 287 and I-25, and the other Weld CR 392 from SH 37 to Briggsdale. So, just 13 years after CDOT had gotten rid of it, it again brought back SH 392 to Briggsdale. Even though the transfer took place in spring 2007, no 392 signs appeared east of SH 37 until October 2008, a year and half later.

    A major project upgrading the I-25 & SH 392 interchange was completed in fall 2012. The project relocated the west frontage road, widened SH 392 to four lanes and added turn lanes onto a new bridge where previously there had been just a narrow two-lane bridge over I-25.

    It's going to have to be done eventually: Four-lane SH 392 from I-25 to Windsor.


    Location: South Front Range
    Alignment: Old US 85-87 from Monument through Palmer Lake to Larkspur

    The new US 85-87 alignment bypassing to the east of Larkspur and Palmer Lake was opened about 1950. The old alignment, present-day Spruce Mountain Road, was renumbered SH 393. Turned back by 1954. Thanks to Thomas Zieber for pointing this one out to me.


    In 2003, when New Mexico began the push to renumber US 666, the three states involved, New Mexico, Colorado and Utah, first proposed US 393 to AASHTO as the new number. The formal submittal was made in March 2003, but at a May 31, 2003 meeting, AASHTO adopted US 491 as the new number instead. 491 was probably used because it fits better into the numbering grid than 393.


    Location: Craig (Northwest Mountains)
    Length*: 9.37mi
    NW End: Jct US 40/SH 13 at Ranney St./Victory Way in Craig
    SE End: Moffat-Routt County Line (becomes Routt CR 65)

    Counties: Moffat
    Places: Craig

    Annual Average Daily Traffic (2008):

    • 4800 at US 40/SH 13
    • 1400 east of CR 107
    • 790 east of Golf Course Rd
    • 230 at east end

    SH 394 starts at US 40/SH 13 in the central part of Craig, and heads south on Ranney St. US 40/SH 13 uses two one-way streets, so SH 394 intersects it twice. South of town it turns east, going past Craig-Moffat County Airport. East of the airport the pavement ends, becoming a gravel road. SH 394 makes a couple more turns, passing a farm or two, making its way southeast to the county line where it ends. I'm not sure why it ends where it does, because there isn't anything of any mention there at the county line. No towns, no reservoirs, no wildlife areas, no nothing. It's a particularly odd end point considering it's gravel for the last 3 miles leading up to it.

    Photo Gallery:

    • End of Pavement. The start of the gravel section of SH 394. Ignore the raindrops on the windshield. (May 2008)
    • End SH 394. The county line where SH 394 becomes CR 65. It's unusual to see the county marker before the end sign. (May 2008)

    SH 394 was brought into the state system about 1949. SH 13 used to come north into Craig further east, so SH 394 ended at SH 13 on the south side of town. The east end of SH 394 used to be at the airport, but was extended to the county line in 1955. SH 394 was paved to the airport by 1960. In 1974 SH 13 was shifted to a new alignment west of town, and so SH 394 was extended up the former route of SH 13 to US 40.

    Not worthy of being a state highway.


    Location: Western Slope
    Alignment: Spur north from US 6-50 west of Mack

    Became a state highway about 1950. Turned back by 1954.


    Location: Western Slope
    Alignment: Link from SH 340 southeast to US 50 south of downtown Grand Junction

    Became a state highway about 1950. Turned back by 1954.


    Location: Western Slope
    Alignment: Spur north from US 6-50 west of SH 399

    Became a state highway about 1950. Turned back by 1954.


    Location: Northwest Metro Denver
    Length*: 2.80mi
    E End:
    Jct SH 93-170 at Marshall
    W End: Eldorado Springs

    SH 398 was brought into the state system in the about 1950. It had the current route of SH 170 from Marshall up to Eldorado Springs. Paved by 1954. SH 398 was renumbered as an extension of SH 170 in 1977. Probably changed for route continuity.


    Location: Western Slope
    Alignment: Spur north from the US 6-50/SH 386 intersection northwest of Grand Junction

    Became a state highway about 1950. Turned back by 1954.


    Last updated 9 March 2014