Colorado State Highway 114

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State Highway 114

Map of south central Colorado with SH 114 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by CDOT
Length61.7 mi[1] (99.3 km)
Major junctions
West end US 50 east of Gunnison
East end US 285 in Saguache
CountryUnited States
CountiesGunnison, Saguache
Highway system
  • Colorado State Highway System
SH 113 SH 115

State Highway 114 (SH 114) is a 61.7 mi (99.3 km) long state highway in southern central Colorado. SH 114's western terminus is at U.S. Route 50 (US 50) east of Gunnison, and the eastern terminus is at US 285 in Saguache.

Route description

SH 114 begins in the west at its junction with US 50 approximately eight miles east of Gunnison. From there the route initially proceeds southward for more than twenty miles (32 km) before turning more nearly eastward and entering Gunnison National Forest and climbing up to cross the Continental Divide at North Pass at an elevation of 10,149 ft (3,093 m). At North Pass the road crosses into Rio Grande National Forest through which it passes generally eastward for roughly four and a half miles before leaving National Forest Service land and continuing for a further twenty-six miles before reaching Saguache at the northern edge of the San Luis Valley. There the road finds its eastern terminus at US 285.


The route was defined in the 1920s, using a routing over Cochetopa Pass. By 1954, the route was paved for about 12 miles (19 km) and was paved for another 8 miles (13 km) two years later. In 1963, the section over Cochetopa Pass was deleted and North Pass was used instead, paved by 1964.[2]

Major intersections

Gunnison0.0000.000 US 50 – Gunnison, SalidaWestern terminus
SaguacheSaguache61.69799.292 US 285 – Monte Vista, SalidaEastern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


See also


  1. ^ "Segment Descriptions for Highway 114". Colorado Department of Transportation. Retrieved 2008-04-07.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ Salek, Matthew E. "Colorado Routes 100-119". Retrieved 2010-04-12.

External links

Media related to Colorado State Highway 114 at Wikimedia Commons