Colorado State Highway 145

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State Highway 145

Map of southwestern Colorado with SH 145 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by CDOT
Length116.879 mi[1] (188.099 km)
Major junctions
South end US 160 at Cortez
Major intersections SH 184 near Dolores
SH 62 at Placerville
North end SH 141 near Naturita
CountryUnited States
CountiesMontezuma, Dolores, San Miguel, Montrose
Highway system
  • Colorado State Highway System
SH 144 SH 149

State Highway 145 (SH 145) is a state highway in western Colorado. It runs for 116.879 miles (188.1 km) between U.S. Route 160 (US 160) in Cortez and SH 141 near Naturita.

Route description

Southbound 145 view of Sunshine Mountain and Wilson Peak
Lizard Head Peak along SH 145

The route begins in the south at its intersection with US 160 in the eastern portion of the city of Cortez. The route winds northward through the towns of Dolores, Rico, Sawpit, Placerville, Norwood, and Redvale before terminating at the junction with SH 141 about four miles (6.4 km) east of Naturita. Just north of its midpoint between Rico and Sawpit, the road also passes very near and provides access to the town of Telluride as well as Trout Lake.


On May 24, 2019, a large boulder fell onto a section of SH-145 near Dolores and covered the roadway. It was deemed too impractical to move or destroy, and the highway was instead realigned in July, and the rock, named Memorial Rock, was dubbed a landmark.[2][3]

Major intersections

MontezumaCortez0.0000.000 US 160 – Durango, CortezSouthern terminus
SH 184 west – Dove Creek
Southern end of SH 184 overlap
SH 184 east – Mancos
Northern end of SH 184 overlap
DoloresNo major intersections
San MiguelPlacerville84.289135.650
SH 62 east – Montrose, Ridgway
Western terminus of SH 62
Montrose116.879188.099 SH 141 – Dove CreekNorthern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


  1. ^ a b "Segment Descriptions for Highway 145". Colorado Department of Transportation. Retrieved 2008-03-25.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "Repairs begin on Colorado road pummeled by 2 large boulders". The Denver Post. Associated Press. June 16, 2019. Retrieved August 5, 2019.
  3. ^ Mimiaga, Jim (July 26, 2019). "Memorial Rock damage repaired on Colorado 145". The Journal. Retrieved August 5, 2019.

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