Colorado State Highway 139

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State Highway 139

Map of western Colorado with SH 139 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by CDOT
Length72.065 mi[1] (115.977 km)
Major junctions
South end I-70 in Loma
Major intersections US 6 / US 50 in Loma
North end SH 64 in Rangely
CountryUnited States
CountiesMesa, Garfield, Rio Blanco
Highway system
  • Colorado State Highway System
SH 136 SH 140

State Highway 139 (SH 139) is a 72.065-mile-long (115.977 km) state highway in western Colorado, United States. SH 139's southern terminus is at Interstate 70 (I-70) in Loma, and the northern terminus is at SH 64 in Rangely.

Route description

SH 139 begins in the south at exit 15 of I-70 at Loma roughly fifteen miles west of Grand Junction. Just north of I-70 the road intersects U.S. Route 6/US 50. From there the road proceeds northward through very remote, very sparsely populated land to its northern end at SH 64 at Rangely. There are no significant settlements for the road's entire length. Near its midpoint, the road crosses the Book Cliffs at Douglas Pass at an elevation of 8,268 ft (2,520 m).


The route was established in the 1920s, when it began at US 6 in Loma and went north to SH 64. The route was completely deleted in 1954 and reestablished by 1964, where it ended at Douglas Pass. The route was paved from Loma to Douglas Pass in 1972, when the southern terminus was extended to I-70. The route was extended back to SH 64 in 1975.[2]

Major intersections

MesaLoma0.0000.000 I-70 – Richfield, Grand JunctionSouthern terminus; I-70 exit 15.
1.2532.017 US 6 / US 50 – Fruita
GarfieldNo major intersections
Rio BlancoRangely72.065115.977 SH 64 – Rangely, MeekerNorthern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also


  1. ^ a b "Online Transportation Information System". Colorado Department of Transportation. Archived from the original on 2012-09-10. Retrieved 2013-08-25.
  2. ^ Salek, Matthew E. "Colorado Routes 120-139". Retrieved 2010-05-29.

External links

Media related to Colorado State Highway 139 at Wikimedia Commons