U.S. 85 travels the height of Colorado along the Interstate 25 corridor from Trinidad to Pueblo, Colorado Springs and Denver. The overlap with I-25 is not acknowledged, and the route overall is unposted from El Paso, Texas to Fountain. North from Castle Rock, U.S. 85 splits with I-25 again for Sedalia and Littleton. The segment of U.S. 85 north to Baker in Denver follows Santa Fe Drive, an expressway like road that features grade separations and a parallel light rail corridor.
Hidden overlaps take U.S. 85 north along Interstate 25 to Globeville in Denver, and east on I-70 to the Denver community of Elyria Swansea. U.S. 85 emerges from the freeway along side U.S. 6 on Vasquez Boulevard to Commerce City. North from Colorado 2, U.S. 6 & 85 briefly overlap with I-76 before U.S. 85 shifts north onto Greeley Highway to Brighton, Fort Lupton, Platteville, Gilcrest, La Salle, Greeley and Ault en route to Cheyenne, Wyoming.
U.S. 85 Colorado Guides
Page Updated 05-02-2017.