Colorado State Highway 291

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State Highway 291

Map of Chaffee County in central Colorado with SH 291 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by CDOT
Length9.135 mi[1] (14.701 km)
Major junctions
South end US 50 in Salida
North end US 285 north of Poncha Springs
CountryUnited States
Highway system
  • Colorado State Highway System
US 287 SH 300

State Highway 291 (SH 291) is a 9.135-mile (14.701 km) state highway in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States, that connects U.S. Route 50 (US 50) in Salida with U.S. Route 285 (US 285) north of Poncha Springs.

Route description

Westbound on SH 291 near its northern terminus at U.S. Route 285, October 2011

SH 291 begins at a T intersection with US 50 in Salida. From it southern terminus, it travels north as Oak Street. It then turns northwest to become 1st Street as it passes through Salida's historic downtown, paralleling the Arkansas River. The highway continues northwest, crossing the Arkansas River twice and ending at a junction with US 285 at a T intersection, about 7.6 miles (12.2 km) north of Pancho Springs.[2]

Major intersections

The entire route is in Chaffee County.

US 50 east – Cañon City, Pueblo, Colorado Springs

US 50 west (East Rainbow Boulevard) – Gunnison, Monte Vista
Southern terminus, T intersection
US 285 north – Buena Vista, Fairplay, Leadville

US 285 north – Poncha Springs, Saguache
Northern terminus; T intersection
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Sed also


  1. ^ "Segment list for SH 291". Retrieved 2011-01-22.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "Highway Explorer". CDOT OTIS - Online Transportation Information System. Colorado DOT. Archived from the original on 10 September 2012. Retrieved 29 September 2017.

External links

Media related to Colorado State Highway 291 at Wikimedia Commons