U.S. Route 40, CO-131 to CO-13

 

Location: US-40 and SH-131, Routt Cty

Reassurance shield after the 131 junction as we near Steamboat

Location: Lincoln Ave and Walton Creek Rd, Steamboat Springs

A couple miles later, we’ll enter the touristy ski town of Steamboat Springs

Location: Lincoln Ave and Mt Werner Rd, Steamboat Springs

Reassurance shield after Mt Werner Rd. 40 is a weird road through Steamboat- it has occasional interchanges but isn’t limited access at all-it’s like a pseudo-expressway

Location: US-40 and Mt Werner Rd, Steamboat Springs

The good people of Steamboat Springs cater to the metricians by signing all their speed limits in metric with a non MUTCD compliant but more internationally interesting circle

Location: Lincoln Ave and Elk River Plaza, Steamboat Springs

Turn right to get to Routt CR 129. County roads in Routt are signed with a green shield as we pass out of downtown Steamboat

Location: Lincoln Ave and Elk River Plaza, Steamboat Springs

Reassurance shield after CR 129

Location: US-40 and CR 42, Routt Cty

Reassurance shield as we head out of Steamboat

Location: US-40 and CR 179, Milner, Routt Cty

A few miles later, we’ll enter unincorporated Milner

Location: US-40 and CR 179, Routt Cty

Reassurance shield after Milner as we head towards the Yampa Valley airport, which is the main airport for Steamboat, even having commercial service

Location: Jefferson Ave and CR 37, Hayden

A few miles later we’ll enter Hayden during one of the worst downbursts I have ever seen

Location: Jefferson Ave and 6th St, Hayden

Reassurance shield as the rain stops and we head out of Hayden. That rain lasted about 3 minutes and in that time the shoulders flooded, as you can see in this photo

Location: US-40 and CR 76, Routt Cty

Reassurance shield after the CR 76 junction

Location: US-40 at the Routt Cty Line, Moffat Cty

Reassurance shield as we enter Moffat County

Location: Victory Way and Lincoln St, Craig

A few miles later we’ll enter Craig and approach a junction with SH-13

Location: Victory Way and Yampa Ave, Craig

Follow 13 North towards Baggs, Wyoming and 40 west towards Vernal, Utah on this rare for Colorado button copy sign

Location: Victory Way and Yampa Ave, Craig

Turn right for SH-13 north. Stay straight for 40 west and 13 south. The two routes will run concurrent through Craig

W to CO-394, E to CO-14

S to CO-394, N to WY-789/WY State Line

S to CO-134