Colorado State Highway 53

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State Highway 53

Broadway Street
Map of Adams County in north central Colorado with SH 53 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by CDOT
Length1.663 mi[1] (2.676 km)
Major junctions
South end I-25 / US 87 north of Denver
North end SH 224 east of Westminster
CountryUnited States
Highway system
  • Colorado State Highway System
SH 52 SH 55

State Highway 53 (SH 53) is a state highway in Adams County, Colorado, United States, north of Denver. SH 53's southern terminus is at Interstate 25 (I-25) and U.S. Route 87 (US 87) north of Denver, and the northern terminus is at SH 224 east of Westminster.

Route description

SH 53 begins at the 58th Avenue interchange (exit 215) on I-25. After a short distance west on 58th Avenue, the route turns north on Broadway Street, crossing under Interstate 76 with no access and ending at 70th Avenue (SH 224).[1][2]


In 1971-1972, Colorado constructed an extension of Broadway Street from 66th Avenue north to SH 224, including a bridge over Clear Creek. Along with existing portions of Broadway Street and 58th Avenue, the new roadway was designated State Highway 53.[3][4][5]

Major intersections

The entire route is in Adams County.

North Washington0.0000.000 I-25 / US 87Southern terminus; I-25 exit 215
0.2380.383Broadway Street / East 58th AvenueSH 53 turns from East 58th Avenue onto Broadway Street
Twin Lakes1.6632.676

SH 224 (East 70th Avenue) to I-25 south / US 36 west
Northern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


  1. ^ a b Colorado Department of Transportation, Highway Data Explorer, accessed November 2013
  2. ^ Google Maps including Street View photographs, accessed November 2013
  3. ^ Colorado Department of Transportation, official highway maps: 1971, 1972
  4. ^ United States Geological Survey, Commerce City 1:24000 Archived November 14, 2013, at the Wayback Machine, 1969
  5. ^ United States Geological Survey, Commerce City 1:24000 Archived November 14, 2013, at the Wayback Machine, 1973

External links

Media related to Colorado State Highway 53 at Wikimedia Commons