Colorado State Highway 165

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State Highway 165

Map of south central Colorado with SH 165 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by CDOT
Length36.894 mi[1] (59.375 km)
Major junctions
West end SH 96 east of Silver Cliff
Major intersections SH 78 near San Isabel
East end I-25 / US 85 / US 87 near Colorado City
CountryUnited States
CountiesCuster, Pueblo
Highway system
  • Colorado State Highway System
US 160 SH 167

State Highway 165 (SH 165) is a 36.894-mile (59.375 km) state highway in southern Colorado. SH 165's western terminus is at SH 96 east of Silver Cliff, and the eastern terminus is at Interstate 25 (I-25), U.S. Route 85 (US 85) and US 87 near Colorado City.

Route description

SH 165 begins in the west at a junction with SH 96 roughly fifteen miles east of Silver Cliff. From there the road proceeds to the southeast through portions of San Isabel National Forest. One notable attraction on the route is Bishop Castle, about 12 miles (19 km) south of SH 96.

After Fairview, the highway meets the southwest end of SH 78 near San Isabel, through which SH 165 also passes. After San Isabel, the highway turns more nearly easterly and passes out of the national forest and though Rye. The route continues east through Colorado City before reaching its eastern terminus at exit 74 of I-25.

The highway forms part of the Frontier Pathways Scenic Byway.[2]

Major intersections

Custer0.0000.000 SH 96 – Westcliffe, PuebloWestern terminus
Greenhill Divide15.31024.639
SH 78 east – Beulah
Western terminus of SH 78
Pueblo36.89459.375 I-25 / US 85 / US 87 – Pueblo, TrinidadEastern terminus; I-25 exit 74
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


  1. ^ "Segment Descriptions for Highway 165". Colorado Department of Transportation. Retrieved 2008-03-27.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "Colorado Scenic Byway: Frontier Pathways". Colorado, come to life. 2019-01-25. Retrieved 2019-05-30.

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