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US 191 in Navajo County, AZ US 64 in Teec Nos Pos, AZ US 84 in Pagosa Springs, CO US 285 in Alamosa, CO I-25 / US 85 / US 87 between Walsenburg and Trinidad, CO I-35 / Kansas Turnpike
Kansas Turnpike
at Wellington, KS I-49 / US 71 at Lamar, MO I-44 at Springfield, MO US 60 in Springfield, MO US 65 near Branson, MO

East end US 67 / Route 158 near Poplar Bluff, MO

Location

States Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Kansas, Missouri

Highway system

United States Numbered Highway System

List Special Divided Replaced

U.S. Route 160
U.S. Route 160
is a 1,465 mile (2,358 km) long east–west United States highway
United States highway
in the Midwestern and Western United States. The western terminus of the route is at US 89 five miles (8 km) west of Tuba City, Arizona. The eastern terminus is at US 67 and Missouri 158 southwest of Poplar Bluff, Missouri. Its route, if not its number, was made famous in song in 1975, as the road from Wolf Creek Pass
Wolf Creek Pass
to Pagosa Springs, Colorado
Pagosa Springs, Colorado
in C.W. McCall's country music song Wolf Creek Pass.

Contents

1 Route description

1.1 Arizona 1.2 New Mexico 1.3 Colorado 1.4 Kansas 1.5 Missouri

2 History

2.1 Western terminus 2.2 Eastern terminus 2.3 Missouri

3 Major intersections 4 See also

4.1 Special
Special
routes 4.2 Related routes

5 References 6 External links

Route description[edit]

U.S. Route 160
U.S. Route 160
in Arizona

Arizona[edit] US 160 begins at US 89 near the western edge of Navajo Nation. Near Tuba City, it intersects State Route 264. It goes through Tonalea and Cow Springs before entering Kayenta, where it intersects U.S. Route 163. It continues northeast through Dennehotso, then has a brief overlap with U.S. Route 191
U.S. Route 191
in Mexican Water. It goes east until Teec Nos Pos, where it intersects U.S. Route 64, then turns northeast to go to the Four Corners
Four Corners
and enters New Mexico. US 160 is one of the major routes crossing the Navajo Nation
Navajo Nation
and in Arizona
Arizona
does not leave the Navajo Nation. New Mexico[edit] About 0.9 miles (1.4 km) of US 160 is located within New Mexico. The highway travels northeast through extreme northwestern New Mexico, intersecting State Road 597, which provides access to the Four Corners Monument.[1] US-160 along with NM-597 do not connect to any other portion of the New Mexico
New Mexico
state highway network, requiring New Mexico Department of Transportation crews to travel through either Arizona
Arizona
or Colorado
Colorado
to access it. Colorado[edit] Main article: U.S. Route 160
U.S. Route 160
in Colorado U.S. Route 160
U.S. Route 160
enters Colorado
Colorado
near the Four Corners
Four Corners
Monument. It goes northeast and intersects U.S. Route 491, then turns north to enter Cortez with U.S. 491. East of Cortez, a road leads south from U.S. 160 to Mesa Verde National Park. It continues east to Durango, where it intersects U.S. Route 550. After overlapping with U.S. 550 south of Durango, U.S. 160 turns east and meets U.S. Route 84
U.S. Route 84
at Pagosa Springs. It then goes northeast and crosses the Continental Divide
Continental Divide
at Wolf Creek Pass. From Wolf Creek Pass, U.S. 160 continues northeast and turns east at South Fork. At Monte Vista, an overlap begins with U.S. Route 285, which continues southeast into Alamosa. It turns east, then goes northeast to go through North La Veta Pass, then continues east to Walsenburg, where it intersects Interstate 25. From Walsenberg, U.S. 160 continues south with Interstate 25
Interstate 25
to Trinidad, then turns northeast to intersect U.S. Route 350. It continues east, passing through the Comanche National Grassland
Comanche National Grassland
before intersecting the concurrent U.S. Route 287
U.S. Route 287
and U.S. Route 385
U.S. Route 385
south of Springfield. It continues east and enters Kansas
Kansas
east of Walsh. Kansas[edit] US-160 enters Kansas
Kansas
just west of Saunders. It goes northeast to Johnson, then turns east to go through Ulysses. Near Sublette, it intersects U.S. Route 83
U.S. Route 83
and runs concurrently southward past its intersection with U.S. Route 56. It turns east and then runs concurrently with U.S. Route 54
U.S. Route 54
between Plains and Meade. It continues east, and runs concurrently with U.S. Route 283
U.S. Route 283
and U.S. Route 183. At Medicine Lodge, it intersects U.S. Route 281. It continues east and at Wellington, intersects U.S. Route 81
U.S. Route 81
and then Interstate 35, on which the Kansas Turnpike
Kansas Turnpike
is routed in the area. East of Interstate 35, it intersects U.S. Route 77
U.S. Route 77
in Winfield. It goes east from Winfield, then turns north to Burden, then goes east before going south to Elk City. It then turns east and goes through Independence after being concurrent with U.S. Route 75. It continues east, is briefly concurrent with U.S. Route 169
U.S. Route 169
and then intersects U.S. Route 59
U.S. Route 59
at Altamont. US-160 and US-59 then go into Oswego and separate. At Columbus, US-160 begins a concurrency with U.S. Route 69, which goes east to Crestline, then north to Frontenac, Kansas. Also at Crestline, it picks up a second concurrency with U.S. Route 400, which goes north and ends just south of Pittsburg, Kansas. After Frontenac, it turns east and enters Missouri. Missouri[edit] U.S. Route 160
U.S. Route 160
enters Missouri
Missouri
west of Mindenmines. At Lamar, it intersects Interstate 49/U.S. Route 71. It goes southeast towards Springfield, where it intersects Interstate 44
Interstate 44
and U.S. Route 60, with which it has a short concurrency. It goes south out of Springfield into Nixa as Massey Boulevard, then turns east and intersects U.S. Route 65 north of Branson. It continues east to West Plains, where it intersects U.S. Route 63, then ends southwest of Poplar Bluff at an intersection with U.S. Route 67. In Willard, Missouri, US 160 runs on a bypass along the western and southern edge of town. The old alignment through Willard is now U.S. Route 160 Business. History[edit] Western terminus[edit] As commissioned in 1930 the western terminus was Trinidad, Colorado.[2] In 1939, US 160 absorbed all of former route U.S. Route 450 which ran from U.S. 50 at Crescent Junction, Utah
Crescent Junction, Utah
to U.S. Route 85 at Walsenburg, Colorado.[3] In 1970 many US highways in the Four Corners
Four Corners
region were re-aligned. U.S. 160 was diverted southwesterly from Cortez, Colorado
Colorado
to follow its present route past the Four Corners
Four Corners
into Arizona, absorbing the route numbered U.S. Route 164 from 1964-1970.[4] The portion of former US160 (and US450) from Crescent Jct. to Monticello, Utah
Monticello, Utah
was replaced with U.S. Route 163
U.S. Route 163
(now U.S. Route 191) and the portion from Monticello to Cortez, Colorado
Colorado
was replaced with U.S. Route 666
U.S. Route 666
(now U.S. Route 491). Eastern terminus[edit]

Former eastern terminus of US 160 in Poplar Bluff, Missouri.

The eastern terminus of US 160 was originally located at an intersection with U.S. Route 60
U.S. Route 60
and then-U.S. Route 66 in Springfield, Missouri
Missouri
(Grant Avenue and College Street). In the 1950s, the terminus moved eastward across the state to an intersection with then-US 60 and then- U.S. Route 67
U.S. Route 67
(now US 60 Bus. and U.S. Route 67
U.S. Route 67
Business) in Poplar Bluff. The extension between Springfield and Poplar Bluff was parallel to U.S. Route 65
U.S. Route 65
from Springfield to near Branson, where US 160 then headed east across the Ozark Mountains. In 2007, the terminus was moved to its current location southwest of Poplar Bluff, eliminating a concurrency between US 160 and two other highways (US 67 and US 67 Business) over the last 10 miles (16 km) of US 160. Missouri[edit] When U.S. Route 160
U.S. Route 160
was formed in Missouri
Missouri
in 1930, it replaced Route 12, which had been created in 1922 as Route 36 from Kansas
Kansas
to Springfield and renumbered in 1926 due to US 36. The 1950s extension absorbed Route 80 (Gainesville to West Plains in 1922, later extended west to Lakeview and east to Thomasville) and the part of Route 14 east of Alton (created in 1922 as Route 42, and later absorbed by Route 14). Major intersections[edit]

Arizona US 89 southwest of Tuba City US 163 in Kayenta US 191 south-southeast of Mexican Water. The highways travel concurrently to southeast of Mexican Water. US 64 in Teec Nos Pos New Mexico No major intersections Colorado US 491 south of Towaoc. The highways travel concurrently to Cortez. US 550 in Durango. The highways travel concurrently to south-southeast of Durango. US 84 in Pagosa Springs US 285 in Monte Vista. The highways travel concurrently to Alamosa. I‑25 / US 85 / US 87 in Walsenburg. The highways travel concurrently to Trinidad. US 350 east-northeast of El Moro US 287 / US 385 south of Springfield Kansas US 83 north-northwest of Sublette. The highways travel concurrently to northwest of Kismet. US 54 east of Plains. The highways travel concurrently to east of Meade. US 283 south-southeast of Minneola. The highways travel concurrently to north of Englewood. US 183 north-northwest of Sitka. The highways travel concurrently to north of Coldwater. US 281 west-southwest of Medicine Lodge. The highways travel concurrently to Medicine Lodge. US 81 in Wellington. The highways travel concurrently through Wellington. I‑35 east of Wellington US 77 in Winfield US 75 west of Independence. The highways travel concurrently to Independence. US 169 south-southwest of Cherryvale. The highways travel concurrently for approximately 0.9 miles (1.4 km). US 59 east of Altamont. The highways travel concurrently to Oswego. US 69 northeast of Columbus. The highways travel concurrently to Frontenac. US 400 north of Crestline. The highways travel concurrently to south of Pittsburg. Missouri I‑49 / US 71 in Lamar I‑44 in Springfield US 60 in Springfield. The highways travel concurrently through Springfield. US 65 northwest of Walnut Shade US 63 in West Plains. The highways travel concurrently through West Plains. US 67 east-northeast of Fairdealing

See also[edit]

Wikimedia Commons has media related to U.S. Route 160.

Special
Special
routes[edit]

U.S. Route 160
U.S. Route 160
Business in Willard, Missouri

Related routes[edit]

U.S. Route 60 U.S. Route 260 U.S. Route 360 U.S. Route 460

References[edit]

^ Google
Google
(November 28, 2010). "US 160 in NM" (Map). Google
Google
Maps. Google. Retrieved November 28, 2010.  ^ U.S. Highway Ends by Dale Sanderson (Mapguy), Last Retrieved Sept 25, 2007 ^ U.S. Highway Ends by Dale Sanderson (Mapguy), Last Retrieved Sept 25, 2007 ^ U.S. Highway Ends by Dale Sanderson (Mapguy), Last Retrieved Sept 25, 2007

External links[edit] Route map: Google

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Google
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Endpoints of US 160 Kansas
Kansas
Highway Maps: Current, Historic, KDOT

v t e

U.S. Routes related to US 60

US 160 US 260

former

US 360 US 460 Special

460

v t e

U.S. Routes related to US 50

US 150 US 250 US 350 US 450

former

US 550 US 650

former

Special

Browse numbered routes

← SR 153 AZ SR 160 →

← SR 360 AZ 364 SR 366 →

← SH 159 CO SH 165 →

← US-159 KS K-161 →

← US 159 MO Route&#

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