Colorado portion of US Route 6

Colorado portion of US Route 6 is an epic journey that takes intrepid travelers from the Utah border to just east of Avon, weaving in and out of I-70 for some thrilling adventure. Experience a slice of Grand Junction through its Southside as you head into Rifle, then Silt and New Castle before making your way up toward Chacra. After departing Dotsero at the Colorado River’s confluence with Eagle River, US 6 reconnects briefly with I-70 again until Silverthorne where it ventures southward – bypassing Vail Ski Area but still giving you unforgettable views.

US 6 winds its way through Colorado with sensational sights to see. Starting in Clear Creek Valley, it meets I-70 at Loveland Basin Ski Area and travels eastward on the Eisenhower Tunnel’s eastern mouth before taking a scenic spin through the grandiose ravines of Clear Creek Canyon. Onwards from Golden, US 6 meanders south until again crossing paths with I-70, then making its way alongside Lakewood and into Denver via the ever iconic Sixth Avenue Freeway which further reveals an exciting journey ahead full of sharp turns as it heads north onto Interstate 25 before heading back East toward Vasquez Boulevard in Elyra Swansea.

US 6 navigates its way through Commerce City alongside US 85 and briefly follows the path of SH 2 before striking out on its own. The roadway meanders northeast until it joins I-76 for a portion outside Brush, then again continues east across Sterling with I-76 Business at its side. Eventually reaching Nebraska’s border, the final Colorado town along this route is Holyoke.

Established as a National 501(c)(3) charitable organization, as a Public Charity the U.S. Route 6 Tourist Association works to promote economic development and cultural preservation for communities located along “The Grand Army of The Republic Highway.” Spanning 3,652 miles in total, this grand old highway is an integral part of Americana with many sites rich in history waiting to be discovered!  Online at

California Portion of US Route 6 post

Colorado Links

Colorado Links
a list of communities on or near US Route 6

On Google Maps    
Anvil Points, CO 81650
Anvil Points, CO – Populated Place  
Atwood, CO 80722 Atwood, Colorado – Wikipedia  
Avon, CO 81620
Avon, Colorado – Wikipedia Avon, CO – Official Website
Bakerville, CO 80435
Bakerville, Colorado – Wikipedia  
Bonnyville, CO
 Bonnyville, Colorado Springs, CO neighborhood  
Brighton, CO 80601
Brighton Colorado | Official Website Brighton CO History
Brush, CO 80723
Brush, Colorado – Wikipedia City of Brush! Colorado
Cameo, CO Cameo, Colorado – Wikipedia  
Clifton, CO 81520
Clifton, Colorado – Wikipedia Suburb of Grand Junction CO
Commerce City, CO 80022
Commerce City, Colorado – Wikipedia Adams County Colorado Regional Economic Partnership
Dailey, CO 80731
Dailey, Colorado – Wikipedia  
De Beque, CO 81630
De Beque, Colorado – Wikipedia Town of De Beque CO
Denver, CO Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce City and County of Denver
Dillon, CO 80435
Dillon, Colorado – Wikipedia Welcome to the Town of Dillon, CO
Dotsero, CO –
Gypsum 81637

Dotsero, Colorado – Wikipedia  
Dowds Junction, CO 81657
Dowds Junction (Eagle County, CO)  
Dumont, CO 80436
Dumont, Colorado – Wikipedia  
Dupont, CO 80022 Dupont, Colorado – Wikipedia  
Eagle, CO 81631 Eagle, Colorado – Wikipedia Town of Eagle, CO
Eagle-Vail, CO 81657 Eagle-Vail, Colorado – Wikipedia The Community of EagleVail Colorado
Edwards, CO 81632 Edwards, Colorado – Wikipedia Edwards, Colorado
Empire, CO 80438 Empire, Colorado – Wikipedia Town of Empire CO
Fleming, CO 80728 Fleming, Colorado – Wikipedia  
Fort Morgan, CO 80701 Fort Morgan, Colorado – Wikipedia Fort Morgan, CO
Frisco, CO 80443
Frisco, Colorado – Wikipedia Town of Frisco
Fruita, CO 81521
Fruita, Colorado – Wikipedia City of Fruita Colorado
Georgetown, CO 80444
Georgetown, Colorado – Wikipedia Discover Vintage Georgetown, Colorado
Glenwood Springs, CO 81601
Glenwood Springs, Colorado – Wikipedia Visit Glenwood Springs, CO
Golden, CO 80401
Golden, Colorado – Wikipedia City of Golden
Grand Junction, CO 81501
Grand Junction, Colorado – Wikipedia Grand Junction, CO
Gypsum, CO 81637
Gypsum, Colorado – Wikipedia Town of Gypsum, CO
Haxtun, CO 80731
Haxtun, Colorado – Wikipedia  
Hillrose, CO 80733
Hillrose, Colorado – Wikipedia  
Holyoke, CO 80734
Holyoke, Colorado – Wikipedia Holyoke, CO
Hudson, CO 80642
Hudson, Colorado – Wikipedia Hudson, CO
Idaho Springs, CO 80452
Idaho Springs, Colorado – Wikipedia Idaho Springs Chamber of Commerce
Keenesburg, CO 80643
Keenesburg, Colorado – Wikipedia Town of Keenesburg
Keystone, CO 80435
Keystone, Colorado – Wikipedia Keystone, CO
Lakewood, CO Lakewood, Colorado – Wikipedia City of Lakewood
Lawson, CO 80436
Lawson, Colorado – Wikipedia  
Lochbuie, CO 80603
Lochbuie, Colorado – Wikipedia Lochbuie Colorado
Loma, CO 81524
Loma, Colorado – Wikipedia  
Mack, CO 81525
Mack, Colorado – Wikipedia  
Merino, CO 80741
Merino, Colorado – Wikipedia Merino, CO
New Castle, CO 81647
New Castle, Colorado – Wikipedia New Castle, CO
Palisade, CO 81526
Palisade, Colorado – Wikipedia Visit Palisade, CO
Paoli, CO 80746
Paoli, Colorado – Wikipedia Paoli, CO
Parachute, CO 81635
Parachute, Colorado – Wikipedia Town of Parachute
Rifle, CO 81650
Rifle, Colorado – Wikipedia Rifle, CO – Official Website
Roggen, CO 80652
Roggen, Colorado – Wikipedia Roggen, CO
Rulsion, CO 81650
Rulison, Colorado – Wikipedia Rulison, CO
Silt, CO 81652
Silt, Colorado – Wikipedia Town of Silt, Colorado
Silver Plume, CO 80476
Silver Plume, Colorado – Wikipedia Silver Plume, CO
Sterling, CO 80751
Sterling, Colorado – Wikipedia Welcome to Sterling, CO
Vail, CO 81657
Vail, Colorado – Wikipedia Vail, CO
Wiggins, CO 80654
Wiggins, Colorado – Wikipedia Town of Wiggins
Wolcott, CO 81655
Wolcott, Colorado – Wikipedia Wolcott, Colorado