Colorado State Highway 94
State Highway 94 (SH 94) is an 85.5-mile-long (137.6 km) east–west Colorado state highway that goes east beginning from US 24 just east of Colorado Springs and ending at U.S. Highway 40/U.S. Highway 287 in rural Cheyenne County west of Wild Horse. The highway serves Schriever Air Force Base and the towns of Ellicott, Yoder, and Rush, where it then crosses through rural country. It also serves the Punkin Center area where it comes to a junction with SH 71. It then passes through more very rural country until it reaches a stop at US 40/287 west of the unincorporated town of Wild Horse.
Map of eastern Colorado with SH 94 highlighted in red
|Maintained by CDOT|
|Length||85.57 mi (137.71 km)|
|West end||US 24 near Colorado Springs|
|SH 71 at Punkin Center|
|East end||US 40 / US 287 near Wild Horse|
|Counties||El Paso, Lincoln, Cheyenne|
"Garbage Hill" gets its name from the Colorado Springs landfill located north of the highway. Originally, the entrance to the landfill was partway up the hill, but currently the entrance is from Blaney Road at the top of the hill. At the bottom of the hill, which is the eastern side of Jimmy Camp Creek valley, there are wrecking yards and two motocross tracks. This hill is one of the most severe hills on Highway 94, having a climbing lane.
The route was established in the 1920s, with the eastern end swerving north then east, ending at Boyero. By 1954, the eastern end no longer swerved north, and by 1970 the eastern end was extended to US 40/287 near Aroya with the entire highway paved.
|El Paso||Colorado Springs||0||0.0||US 24 – Colorado Springs, Falcon||Western terminus|
|Lincoln||Punkin Center||54.5||87.7||SH 71 – Limon, Ordway|
|Cheyenne||||86||138||US 40 / US 287 – Limon, Kit Carson, Hugo, Wild Horse||Eastern terminus|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi|