Colorado State Highway 141

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State Highway 141

Map of western Colorado with SH 141 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by CDOT
Length162.297 mi[1] (261.192 km)
Major junctions
South end US 491 near Dove Creek
Major intersections
North end I-70 BL at Clifton
CountryUnited States
CountiesDolores, San Miguel, Montrose, Mesa
Highway system
  • Colorado State Highway System
SH 140 SH 142

State Highway 141 (SH 141) is a 162.297 mi (261.192 km) long state highway in far western Colorado, United States. Though nominally oriented north–south, SH 141 winds around a considerable amount due to the rugged terrain and ultimately forms a giant S shape. SH 141's southern terminus is at U.S. Route 491 (US 491) near Dove Creek, and the northern terminus is at Interstate 70 Business (I-70 Bus.) in Grand Junction. SH 141 is the longest three-digit state highway in Colorado.

Route description

Beginning west of Dove Creek, the highway runs north, then swings east to drop into a canyon and cross the Dolores River at Slick Rock. SH 141 follows the Dolores for a short while, then continues east through Gypsum Gap, then north through Broad Canyon. At a junction with SH 145 the highway turns west through Naturita, then northwest following the San Miguel River to the Dolores River. It continues a winding path northwest along the Dolores to Gateway. There it turns northeast, running through the Unaweep Canyon to the Gunnison River valley where it joins US 50 at Whitewater. The highway heads northwest alongside the Gunnison River, splitting off from US 50 as it nears Grand Junction. It heads north across the Colorado River and ends at a junction with I-70 Bus. east of Grand Junction.[2]

SH 141 between Naturita and Whitewater is part of the Colorado designated Unaweep Tabeguache Scenic Byway.[3]

View north at the Hanging Flume overlook on SH 141

Major intersections

Dolores0.0000.000 US 491 – Dove Creek, MonticelloSouthern terminus
San MiguelNo major intersections
SH 145 south – Norwood
Northern terminus of SH 145
SH 97 north – Nucla
Southern terminus of SH 97
SH 90 west – Paradox, Moab
Eastern terminus of western segment of SH 90
US 50 east – Delta
South end of US 50 overlap
US 50 west – Grand Junction
North end of US 50 overlap
Clifton162.297261.192 I-70 BL / US 6 – Grand Junction, PalisadeNorthern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


  1. ^ a b "Segment Descriptions for Highway 141". Colorado Department of Transportation. Retrieved 2008-03-25.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ Colorado Atlas & Gazetteer (Third ed.). Yarmouth, Maine: DeLorme. 1997. pp. 43, 54, 55, 64, 65, 74. ISBN 0-89933-206-4.
  3. ^ "Unaweep Tabeguache". Colorado Department of Transportation. Retrieved 2011-02-05.

External links

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