Colorado State Highway 52

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State Highway 52

Map of northern Colorado with SH 52 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by CDOT
Length111.009 mi[1] (178.652 km)
Major junctions
West end SH 119 near Niwot
Major intersections
East end SH 14 in Raymer
CountryUnited States
CountiesBoulder, Weld, Morgan
Highway system
  • Colorado State Highway System
US 50 SH 53
Snowcapped peaks of the Continental divide as seen from SH 52

State Highway 52 (SH 52) is a 111-mile-long (178.6 km) state highway in northeastern Colorado. The western terminus is at SH 119 near Niwot, and the eastern terminus is at SH 14 in Raymer.

Route description

SH 52 looking west towards US 85 in Fort Lupton

SH 52 begins near Niwot, running east from its western terminus past US 287 to a diamond interchange with I-25, near the towns of Dacono, Frederick, and Firestone. The highway continues east through interchanges with US 85 in Fort Lupton and I-76 in Hudson. Farther east, the route bends north about 12 miles (19 km) south of Wiggins where it begins its concurrency with I-76, US 6, and US 34 eastward to Fort Morgan where it again turns north and traverses to Raymer, where it ends at SH 14.

Major intersections

Boulder0.00.0 SH 119 – Longmont, BoulderWestern terminus
4.57.2 US 287 – Fort Collins, Denver
Weld11.017.7 I-25 / US 87 – Fort Collins, DenverInterchange; I-25 exit 235
Fort Lupton20.032.2 US 85 – Greeley, BrightonInterchange
Hudson29.046.7 I-76 / US 6 – Denver, Fort MorganInterchange, I-76 exit 31
SH 79 south – Bennett
Northern terminus of SH 79

I-76 / US 34 / US 6 east / SH 39 north – Fort Morgan
West end of I-76/US 34/US 6 overlap; I-76 exit 66; southern terminus of SH 39
I-76 / US 6 east – Sterling
East end of I-76/US 6 overlap; West end of I-76 Bus. overlap; Interchange; I-76 exit 75
Fort Morgan86.0138.4
US 34 east (Platte Avenue) – Akron
East end of US 34/I-76 Bus. overlap
SH 144 west (Riverview Avenue) – Log Lane Village
Eastern terminus of SH 144
87.0140.0 I-76 / US 6 – Denver, SterlingInterchange; I-76 exit 80
WeldRaymer111.0178.6 SH 14 – Ault, SterlingEastern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


  1. ^ "Segment list for SH 52". Retrieved 2007-05-12.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ Colorado Department of Transportation, Highway Data Archived 2007-10-08 at the Wayback Machine, accessed December 2007: note that not every interval between mileposts is exactly a mile, explaining why more junctions than expected are at the exact milepost

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