Colorado 2

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Mostly an urban route, Colorado 2 stretches 19.94 miles north from U.S. 285 (Hampden Avenue) and the Wellshire neighborhood in south Denver to Interstate 76 on the Brighton and Commerce City line. The state highway partially overlays former U.S. 6 and 85 northeast through Commerce City, while overlapping with the two routes along Vasquez Boulevard to Elyria / Swansea in north Denver.

Colorado 2 north
Colorado 2 is unmarked along Colorado Boulevard, as it leads north from Colfax Avenue (Business Loop I-70) between City Park and South Park Hill. Photo taken 04/22/17.
Montview Boulevard intersects Colorado 2 across from Denver Museum of Nature & Science in City Park. Photo taken 04/22/17.
A reassurance marker for SH 2 appears midway between Montview Boulevard and 23rd Avenue. Photo taken 04/22/17.
23rd Avenue runs west to Denver Zoo and City Park Golf Course and east between the Park Hill neighborhoods. Photo taken 04/22/17.
26th Avenue follows along the north side of City Park Golf Course and east through North Park Hill. Photo taken 04/22/17.
Leaving City Park, drivers on Colorado Boulevard see another reassurance marker for SH 2 north. Photo taken 04/22/17.
The ensuing traffic light operates at 29th Avenue, which leads west through the Skyland neighborhood to Whittier. Photo taken 04/22/17.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard formerly provided the gateway to Denver Stapleton International Airport. The tree lined parkway separates the Northeast Park Hill and North Park Hill communities east to Quebec Street (old SH 35). Photo taken 04/22/17.
The signal at Bruce Randolph Avenue serves residential areas of Clayton and a school to the west. Photo taken 04/22/17.
Colorado 2 (Colorado Boulevard) and 35th Avenue intersect at the southwest corner of Park Hill Golf Club. Photo taken 04/22/17.
Advancing north, Colorado 2 meets 40th Avenue at the southeast corner of the Elyria Swansea neighborhood. 40th Avenue east becomes Albion Street north to Smith Road east for industrial areas of Northeast Park Hill. Photo taken 04/22/17.
A six-lane viaduct spans the Union Pacific Railroad north from 40th Avenue on Colorado 2. Photo taken 04/22/17.
Beyond the railroad underpass, Colorado 2 enters a six-ramp parclo interchange with Interstate 70. Photo taken 04/22/17.
A loop ramp takes motorists onto Interstate 70 west to the adjacent merge with U.S. 6 west & 85 south through Elyria Swansea. U.S. 6 east & 85 north combine with Colorado 2 north ahead. Photo taken 04/22/17.
48th Avenue stems west from the east side frontage road through industril areas north of I-70 and east of U.S. 6 & 85 (Vasquez Boulevard). Photo taken 04/22/17.
Confirming marker for SH 2 posted as the arterial progresses north from Interstate 70. Photo taken 04/22/17.
A set of span wire signals operate along SH 2 at the railroad crossing for a spur southeast into an adjacent industrial park. Photo taken 04/22/17.
A wye interchange joins SH 2 north with U.S. 6 east & 85 north at Vasquez Boulevard. Photo taken 04/22/17.
U.S. 6 east & U.S. 85-Colorado 2 north
Vasquez Boulevard elevates across Union Pacific Railroad lines on the quarter mile approach to the cloverleaf interchange with Interstate 270. Photo taken 04/22/17.
56th Avenue winds east across Sand Creek to connect U.S. 6 east & U.S. 85-SH 2 north with the I-270 frontage road and south Commerce City. Photo taken 04/22/17.
A loop ramp provides westbound access to Interstate 270 for Westminster, Broomfield and Boulder. There is no access to I-270 east, as it is assumed motorists headed to Aurora would have joined I-70 directly at Northeast Park Hill. Photo taken 04/22/17.
U.S. 6 west & U.S. 85-Colorado 2 south
Parkway Dive angles southwest from 62nd Avenue to converge with U.S. 6-85 & SH 2 (Vasquez Boulevard) at 60th Avenue. Photo taken 08/11/16.
U.S. 6-85 & SH 2 south enter a full cloverleaf interhange with Interstate 270. I-270 links Interstates 25, 70 and 76 between Stapleton in Denver and Westminster. Photo taken 08/11/16.

Photo Credits:

08/11/16, 04/22/17 by AARoads

Connect with:
Interstate 70
Interstate 270
Business Loop I-70 - Golden, Denver, Aurora
U.S. 6

Page Updated 05-02-2017.