State Highway 141

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Colorado 141 is a 154.11 mile route, originating at U.S. 491 (former U.S. 666) near Dove Creek in western Dolores County. The state highway heads north to Egnar and San Miguel County, where a twisting course along Slick Rock Hill lowers the highway to the Dolores River at Slick Rock. Traveling east from there, Colorado 13 straights out across Disappointment Valley.

A series of S-curves takes SH 141 across Gypsum Pass (el. 6,100 feet) to Big Gypsum Valley. The state highway curves northeast from there to Basin and through Broad Canyon to SH 145. Turning west through Naturita Canyon, SH 141 meanders into the town of Naturita, where SH 97 ties in from Nucla to the north.

SH 141 follows the San Miguel River north from Vancorum to Uravan, and the Dolores River between Sewemup and Blue Mesas into southern Mesa County. The state highway turns northeast from the river at Gateway, traversing Unaweep Canyon to Dominguez-Escalante National Conservation Area and U.S. 50 at Whitewater.

A 2.6 mile overlap with U.S. 50 takes SH 141 northwest to Whitewater Hill. U.S. 50 continues west to Orchard Mesa and Grand Junction, while SH 141 forms a bypass to the east to its end at Business Loop I-70 and U.S. 6 in Clifton.

Colorado 141 north
Colorado 141 (32 Road) elevates across the Union Pacific Railroad on the approach to Business Loop I-70 & U.S. 6 in Clifton. Photo taken 10/18/04.
Motorists on SH 141 lower to a commercialized intersection with the Grand Junction business loop from I-70. The four-lane highway leads west toward Downtown Grand Junction. Photo taken 10/18/04.
U.S. 6 overlaps with Business Loop I-70 west to North Avenue and Colorado Mesa University (CMU) and east to F Road and Palisades. Photo taken 10/18/04.
Business Loop I-70 concludes 1.4 miles to the north at a trumpet interchange with Interstate 70. Photo taken 10/18/04.

Photo Credits:

10/18/04 by AARoads

Connect with:
Business Loop I-70 - Grand Junction / Clifton
U.S. 50

Page Updated 03-28-2017.