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State Highway 71 (SH 71) is a 224-mile-long (360 km) state highway passing several other highways in northern and central Colorado. SH 71's southern terminus is at U.S. Route 350 (US 350) near La Junta, and the northern terminus is a continuation as Nebraska Highway 71 (N-71) at the Nebraska border.

State Highway 71 marker

State Highway 71
Map of eastern Colorado with SH 71 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by CDOT
Length224.65 mi[1] (361.54 km)
Major junctions
South end US 350 near La Junta
North end N-71 south of Kimball
CountiesOtero, Crowley, Lincoln, Washington, Morgan, Weld
Highway system
Colorado State Highways
SH 69SH 72

Route descriptionEdit

SH 71 as it enters Snyder

SH 71 begins at its southern terminus with US 330 in La Junta, Colorado. It proceeds north into Crowley County and the city of Ordway, where it is signed as Phantom Avenue. The highway continues northward to a junction with Interstate 70 (I-70) adjacent to US 24.

In La Junta, the highway continues north for several miles to Ordway, then it takes a northeast turn to Limon. It then goes back north and skirts the town of Brush. It then heads through rural country to Nebraska

In Stoneham, the state portion of the road overlaps County Road 142 and heads to the north. The route takes a northeast turn and continues in to Nebraska as N-71.

Major intersectionsEdit

Otero0.000.00  US 350 – Trinidad, La Junta, TimpasSouthern terminus
  SH 10 west – Walsenburgsouth end of SH 10 overlap
  SH 10 east – La Juntanorth end of SH 10 overlap
Rocky Ford   US 50 east / SH 266 east – Cheraw, La Juntasouth end of US 50 overlap; western terminus of SH 66
  SH 202 westEastern terminus of SH 202
  US 50 west – Pueblonorth end of US 50 overlap
CrowleyOrdway  SH 96 west – Pueblosouth end of SH 96 overlap
  SH 96 east – Eads, Ordway Business Districtnorth end of SH 96 overlap
LincolnPunkin Center  SH 94 – Colorado Springs, Kit Carson
Limon     US 24 west / US 40 west / US 287 north to I-70 – Denversouth end of US 24 / US 40 / US 287 overlap
     US 24 east / US 40 east / US 287 south to I-70 – Burlingtonnorth end of US 24 / US 40 / US 287 overlap
WashingtonLast Chance  US 36 – Denver, Anton
Morgan   US 34 east to I-76 – Sterling, Wraysouth end of US 34 overlap
Brush  US 34 westnorth end of US 34 overlap
  I-76 (US 6) – Denver, Fort Morgan, SterlingI-76 exit 90. (Denver is not explicitly signed for I-76 West at the intersection - only Fort Morgan)
Weld  SH 14 east – Sterlingsouth end of SH 14 overlap
  SH 14 west – Ault, Fort Collinsnorth end of SH 14 overlap
224.65361.54  N-71 north – KimballContinues north at Nebraska state line
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


  1. ^ "Segment list for SH 71". Retrieved 2007-05-12.

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