Colorado State Highway 86

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State Highway 86

SH 86 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by CDOT
Length61.47 mi[1] (98.93 km)
Major junctions
West end I-25 / US 85 / US 87 in Castle Rock
Major intersectionsColorado 83.svg SH 83 in Franktown
East end I-70 / US 40 near Limon
CountryUnited States
CountiesDouglas, Elbert
Highway system
  • Colorado State Highway System
US 85 US 87

State Highway 86 (SH 86) is a 61.47-mile-long (98.93 km) state highway in the U.S. State of Colorado. It runs from Interstate 25 (I-25), U.S. Route 85 (US 85) and US 87 in Castle Rock, eastward to I-70 and US 40 near Limon. It gives service through eastern Castle Rock to Franktown and then to Elizabeth then from Kiowa to I-70 and US 40 (Exit 352).

Route description

SH 86 (lower left corner to top) and SH 83 (left to right) in Franktown

The route begins at I-25, US 85 and US 87 in Castle Rock, where it begins eastward. The route then exits the town and enters Franktown where it meets SH 83. It then crosses the county line into Elbert, where it meets many county roads in various towns before meeting its east end at I-70 and US 40.[1]


The route was established in the 1920s, when it began at US 85 at Castle Rock. The route then moved eastward along CR 118 to US 40. In the 1960s, the eastward routing was changed so it follows its current routing. By 1954, the route was paved to Kiowa from US 85 by 1954 and to its entire length by 1972. Following the construction of Interstate 25, the terminus became a business loop of I-25; however, the business loop was deleted in the 1990s, leaving SH 86's terminus at a local road. However, SH 86's terminus was rerouted to US 85 in 2006.[2]

Major intersections

DouglasCastle Rock0.00.0 I-25 / US 85 / US 87 – Littleton, Colorado Springs, DenverWestern terminus; I-25/US 87 exit 184
Franktown8.012.9 SH 83 – Colorado Springs, Parker
Elbert61.599.0 I-70 / US 40 – Denver, LimonEastern terminus; I-70/US 40, exit 352
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


  1. ^ a b "Segment list for SH 86". Retrieved May 12, 2007.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ Salek, Matthew E. "Colorado Routes 80-99". Retrieved May 26, 2010.
  3. ^ "Highway Data Explorer". Colorado Department of Transportation. Archived from the original on September 10, 2012. Retrieved November 20, 2014.

External links

Media related to Colorado State Highway 86 at Wikimedia Commons