U.S. Route 160 in New Mexico

U.S. Route 160 (US 160) is a U.S. Highway in the extreme northwestern corner of New Mexico near the Four Corners area.

U.S. Route 160 marker

U.S. Route 160
US 160 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by NMDOT
Length0.891 mi[1] (1.434 km)
Existed1970–present
Major junctions
West end US 160 at the Arizona state line
East end US 160 at the Colorado state line
Location
CountiesSan Juan
Highway system
  • State Roads in New Mexico
NM 159NM 161

Route descriptionEdit

 
US 160 north of the road to Four Corners

US 160 enters New Mexico from Arizona on a two-lane highway that heads northeast through the arid, rolling plains of the Navajo section of the Colorado Plateau. Approximately 0.3 miles (480 m) into the state is an intersection with New Mexico State Road 597 (NM 597), a short highway that leads to the Four Corners Monument, which lies on the quadripoint of Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, and Utah.[2] US 160 continues to the northeast and descends into the San Juan River valley, but the highway crosses into Colorado before reaching the river.[3]

HistoryEdit

 

U.S. Highway 164
LocationFlagstaff, AZCortez, CO
Existed1964–1970

US 160 was originally US 164 in 1964, but was realigned as part of a reconstruction project in 1970.[4]

Major intersectionsEdit

The entire route is in San Juan County.

Locationmi[1]kmDestinationsNotes
0.0000.000  US 160 west – Teec Nos Pos, FlagstaffContinuation into Arizona
0.2900.467  NM 597 north – Four Corners MonumentSouthern terminus of NM 597
0.8911.434  US 160 east – DurangoContinuation into Colorado
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "TIMS road segments by posted route/point with AADT info" (PDF). New Mexico Department of Transportation. June 8, 2016. p. 29. Retrieved June 25, 2016.
  2. ^ Navajo Parks & Recreation (n.d.). "Four Corners Monument". Navajo Parks & Recreation. Archived from the original on April 27, 2009. Retrieved May 28, 2016.
  3. ^ Google (May 27, 2016). "Overview map of US 160 in New Mexico" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved May 27, 2016.
  4. ^ Sanderson, Dale (July 11, 2009). "End of US Highway 164[II]". U.S. Highway Ends. Retrieved May 28, 2016.[self-published source?]

External linksEdit

Route map:

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