U.S. 285 South - Denver to Lakewood

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U.S. 285 south
West from SH 121 (Wadsworth Boulevard), the U.S. 285 freeway runs along the Lakewood city line to C-470. Photo taken 08/11/04.
A diamond interchange joins U.S. 285 with SH 391 (Kipling Street) north and Kipling Parkway south to the Ken Caryl Ranch community. Photo taken 08/11/04.
Colorado 391 travels 9.64 miles north from U.S. 285 along either a four-lane, landscaped parkway, or five-lane commercial boulevard through Lakewood to Interstate 70 at Wheat Ridge. Photo taken 08/11/04.
U.S. 285 turns southwest from the Hampden Avenue corridor along side Homestead Golf Course. Hampden Avenue continues a short distance further as a residential street into the Bear Creek Ranchettes subdivision. Photo taken 08/11/04.
Simms Street heads north by an array of subdivisions including Powderhorn, Foothill Green, Country West and Harriman Park to U.S. 285. Photo taken 08/11/04.
A trumpet interchange connects U.S. 285 with Simms Street south. The suburban arterial extends 4.7 miles south to Ken Caryl Ranch. Photo taken 08/11/04.
U.S. 285 bends westward along side Bear Creek Lake Park and Quincy Avenue by the Friendly Hills community. Photo taken 08/11/04.
Waters from Bear and Turkey Creeks combine to form Bear Creek Reservoir just north of U.S. 285. Photo taken 08/11/04.
Colorado 8 parallels the U.S. 285 freeway on the north side of Bear Creek Park. The Solterra development spreads north from the distant state highway in this scene. Photo taken 08/11/04.
Next in line for westbound motorists is the full cloverleaf interchange with the C-470 beltway. Photo taken 08/11/04.
U.S. 285 turns more southerly from C-470 to climb along side Turkey Creek beside Mount Glennon. Photo taken 08/11/04.
The 470 beltway uses control cities referencing connections with Interstates 25 and 70 beyond the Denver metropolitan area. The freeway also serves commuter traffic north through Lakewood and Morrison and east to Littleton and Centennial. Photo taken 08/11/04.
The northbound off-ramp for I-70 west to Grand Junction departs from U.S. 285 south. C-470 ends 5.7 miles to the north at U.S. 6 in Golden. Photo taken 08/11/04.
A parting shot of U.S. 285 south at C-470 east. C-470 wraps around the Ken Caryl Ranch community to Chatfield Lake, where it turns east toward Interstate 25 at Lone Tree. Photo taken 08/11/04.

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08/11/04 by AARoads

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