Colorado State Highway 62

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State Highway 62

Map of western Colorado with SH 62 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by CDOT
Length23.41 mi[1] (37.67 km)
Major junctions
West end SH 145 at Placerville
East end US 550 at Ridgway
CountryUnited States
CountiesSan Miguel, Ouray
Highway system
  • Colorado State Highway System
SH 61 SH 63
Mount Sneffels from SH 62

State Highway 62 (SH 62) is a 23.41-mile-long (37.67 km) state highway in the U.S. state of Colorado. SH 62's western terminus is at SH 145 in Placerville, and the eastern terminus is at U.S. Route 550 (US 550) in Ridgway.

Route description

SH 62 starts at a junction with SH 145 just north of Placerville, Colorado in the San Miguel River valley and heads northeast up the Leopard Creek Canyon. The highway bends slowly to the east before crossing the Dallas Divide at an elevation of 8,983 feet (2,738 m). It then follows Cottonwood and Dallas creeks downstream to Ridgway, Colorado. The highway crosses the Uncompahgre River just before ending at a junction with US 550.[2]

State Highway 62 is part of the San Juan Skyway, designated as a National Scenic Byway in 1996.[3]

Major intersections

San MiguelPlacerville0.0000.000 SH 145 – Norwood, TellurideWestern terminus
OurayRidgway23.41437.681 US 550Eastern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


  1. ^ "Segment list for SH 62". Retrieved 2007-05-12.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ Colorado Atlas & Gazetteer (Third ed.). Yarmouth, Maine: DeLorme. 1997. p. 66. ISBN 0-89933-206-4.
  3. ^ "San Juan Skyway". American's Byways. Archived from the original on 2011-01-07. Retrieved 2011-02-06.

External links

Media related to Colorado State Highway 62 at Wikimedia Commons