Colorado is a great state for taking a road trip: you can be in the car for six hours and still not have left its borders. There's much to see, much to investigate.

One highway in Colorado is noted as being one should be on your "maybe not" list. It may be worth going out of your way to your intended destination, by avoiding this stretch of Colorado blacktop.

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Colorado, reportedly, has over 185,000 roadways across the state. That's a lot of "windscreen" time, you might say. While there are I-25, I-70, I-270, US 40, and other major routes, there is one Colorado highway that you want to avoid.

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Then again, if you are ready for some solitude on your road trip, this could be the highway you've been looking for.

WHAT MAKES THIS COLORADO HIGHWAY STAND OUT?

This route is noted as being the highway in the Centennial State that sees the least amount of daily vehicle traffic. So, if you were to break down, without cell service, you could be waiting a very long time for someone to come along.

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Imagine, you're traveling at night, and your vehicle stops functioning properly. To make matters worse, it's the middle of winter. You had better hope that you prepped the vehicle for such a situation.

AAA recommends several items you should have in your car, such as:

  • Blanket.
  • Water.
  • Shovel.
  • Flashlight with extra batteries.
  • First-Aid kit.
  • Warning Lights.
  • Basic tools.

WHERE IS THIS HIGHWAY IN COLORADO THAT WE SHOULD AVOID?

According to Atlas Obscura, it's Highway 385 on the far eastern side of the state.

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Highway 385 runs 318 miles from the border of Nebraska to the north, to the Oklahoma border to our south.

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