LIST: The most dangerous highways in Colorado

February 21, 2011

Dangerous highways

The Colorado State Patrol warns that these stretches of highway are among the most dangerous in the state. The Patrol has targeted them for extra enforcement in its drive to cut the number of deaths on state highways to zero by 2025.

Road description


I-25: North of I-70 to 84th Avenue


I-25: From Woodmen Road to the El-Paso/Douglas County line

El Paso

I-25: From County Road 6 to Hwy 14 in Fort Collins


I-70: From the Grand Junction Business Route to the Mesa/Garfield county line


I-70: A 25-mile section from the Eagle Business Route to the junction of Hwy 6 and Hwy 24 at Minturn


I-70: From four miles west of the Summit/Clear Creek county line at the Eisenhower Tunnel to four miles west of Silver Plume

Clear Creek/Summit

Hwy 172: A 14-mile section between Ignacio and the New Mexico border

La Plata

Hwy 285: From Hwy 17 to Hwy 160 in Alamosa


Hwy 285: A 56-mile stretch from Hwy 112 to the Saguache/Chaffee county line


Hwy 160: From Hwy 159 in Ft. Garland to the Costilla/Huerfano county line


Hwy 160: North of Pagosa Springs toward South Fork for 25 miles

Rio Grande

Hwy 92: From north of Hwy 50 to Hwy 133


Area bounded by U.S. 285, C-470, Wadsworth and Sheridan Boulevards


Hwy 40: South of Steamboat Springs for 30 miles


Hwy 50: A 10-mile stretch near Pueblo West


Hwy 550: From Hwy 62 to just east of Montrose




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