Colorado State Highway 79

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State Highway 79

Kiowa-Bennett Road
Converse Road
Map of north central Colorado with SH 79 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by CDOT
Length23.76 mi[1] (38.24 km)
Major junctions
South end I-70 / US 40 / US 287 / US 36 near Bennett
Major intersections SH 36 at Bennett
North end SH 52 at Prospect Valley
CountryUnited States
CountiesAdams, Weld
Highway system
  • Colorado State Highway System
SH 78 SH 82

State Highway 79 (SH 79) is a 23.8 mi (38.3 km) long state highway in Adams and Weld counties in Colorado. The highway is also called "Kiowa–Bennett Road" and "Converse Road". It traverses through remote, open plain. The highway does not pass through any towns. It does service some subdivisions in the area. SH 79's southern terminus is at Interstate 70 (I-70), U.S. Route 36 (US 36), US 40 and US 287 south of Bennett, and the northern terminus is at SH 52 in Prospect Valley.

Route description

The road begins at I-70, concurrent there with US 287, US 36 and US 40. It then heads northward into the town of Bennett, where it abruptly turns eastward and begins a short concurrency with SH 36. It then heads back northward slowly into a mass of rectangular fields, crossing the AdamsWeld county line. It continues northward in the same terrain, crossing numerous county roads, to its north end at SH 52.[2]


The road was established in the 1920s, when it connected Bennett to Prospect. SH 79 was extended to Elbert County in 1954. The following year, the extension was deleted. The road was entirely paved and extended again down to its current terminus at Interstate 70 in 1963.[3]

Major intersections

Adams0.000.00 I-70 / US 40 / US 287 / US 36Southern terminus; I-70 exit 304; interchange
SH 36 west – Watkins, Denver
South end of SH 36 overlap; Former US 36
SH 36 east – Kiowa
North end of SH 36 overlap; Former US 36
WeldProspect Valley23.8938.45
SH 52 to I-76
Northern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


  1. ^ a b "Segment Descriptions for Highway 79". Colorado Department of Transportation. Retrieved 2008-03-26.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ Microsoft; Nokia (2010-06-11). "Overview Map of SH 79" (Map). Bing Maps. Microsoft. Retrieved 2010-06-11.
  3. ^ Salek, Matthew E. "Colorado Routes 60-79". Retrieved 2010-06-11.

External links

Media related to Colorado State Highway 79 at Wikimedia Commons