U.S. Route 285 in Texas

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U.S. Highway 285

US 285 in Texas highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by TxDOT
Length169.372 mi[1] (272.578 km)
Major junctions
South end US 90 in Sanderson
Major intersections I-10 / US 67 in Fort Stockton
I-20 in Pecos
North end US 285 at TexasNew Mexico state line
CountryUnited States
CountiesTerrell, Pecos, Reeves, Culberson
Highway system
US 283 US 287

U.S. Highway 285 (US 285) travels from Sanderson, Texas to Denver, Colorado. In Texas, US 285 begins at an intersection with US 90 in Sanderson, traveling through Fort Stockton and Pecos before exiting the state into New Mexico between Pecos and Carlsbad.

Route description

US 285 begins at an intersection with U.S. Route 90 in Sanderson, just west of the downtown area. The highway travels through highly rural areas of Terrell and Pecos County before entering Fort Stockton. In Fort Stockton, US 285 shares a short overlap with U.S. Route 385 and meets Interstate 10 before leaving the town. US 285 has an interchange with Farm to Market Road 1776, which serves the Firestone Tire and Rubber Company test track. After FM 1776, US 285 takes on a highly rural route until entering Pecos, where the highway meets with Interstate 20. US 285 briefly runs through Culberson County before crossing the state line into New Mexico.

Junction list

TerrellSanderson US 90 – Alpine, Del Rio
RM 2400 east – Sheffield
Fort Stockton

US 385 north / I-10 BL east – McCamey
South end of US 385/BL I-10 overlap

FM 1053 north

US 385 south – Marathon
North end of US 385 overlap

SH 18 north – Monahans

I-10 BL west – Van Horn
North end of BL I-10 overlap
I-10 / US 67 – El Paso, BakersfieldI-10 exit 257
FM 1776 – CoyanosaInterchange
FM 2007 south

FM 1450 east
Pecos I-20 – El Paso, OdessaI-20 exit 42
I-20 BL – Toyah, BarstowFormer US 80

FM 1216 north

SH 302 east – Mentone, Kermit
Orla RM 652
US 285 north – Carlsbad
Texas–New Mexico state line
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


  1. ^ a b Transportation Planning and Programming Division (n.d.). "U.S. Highway No. 285". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved August 2, 2016.