Colorado State Highway 347

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State Highway 347

Map
SH 347 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by CDOT
Length5.248 mi[1] (8.446 km)
Major junctions
South end US 50 east of Montrose
North endUS-NationalParkService-Logo.svg Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park
Location
CountryUnited States
StateColorado
CountiesMontrose
Highway system
  • Colorado State Highway System
SH 340 SH 348

State Highway 347 (SH 347) is a 5.2 mi (8.4 km) long state highway in western Colorado. SH 347's southern terminus is at U.S. Route 50 (US 50) east of Montrose, and the northern terminus is at Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park.

Route description

The route begins in the south at US 50 approximately ten miles east of Montrose and travels north to provide access to Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park's south rim facilities.

History

The route was established in 1939 with its current routing. The entire route from US 50 to Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park was paved by 1960. The national park was upgraded from a national monument in October 1999.[2]

Major intersections

The entire route is in Montrose County.

Locationmi[1]kmDestinationsNotes
0.0000.000 US 50 – Montrose, Gunnison
5.2488.446 Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "Highway Data Explorer". Colorado Department of Transportation. Retrieved April 4, 2021.
  2. ^ Salek, Matthew E. "Colorado Routes 334-366". Retrieved May 29, 2010.

External links

Media related to Colorado State Highway 347 at Wikimedia Commons