Shortest Adventure

Yesterday I discovered the shortest highway in Colorado, and one of the shortest in the USA. It runs exactly one mile (1.6 Kilometers).

It seems odd that such a short little country road would be termed a highway, but it leads to a national cemetery and what was once a VA hospital, so apparently, it was an important road, and from what I can gather, is under the jurisdiction of the state rather than the county.

What you see in the above photo is the highway in its entirely. Cool, huh?

It wasn’t much of an adventure, to be sure, but it was short. Nothing actually happened to make it an adventure, other than the thought of such a short highway makes me smile.


Pat Bertram is the author of Grief: The Inside Story – A Guide to Surviving the Loss of a Loved One. “Grief: The Inside Story is perfect and that is not hyperbole! It is exactly what folk who are grieving need to read.” –Leesa Healy, RN, GDAS GDAT, Emotional/Mental Health Therapist & Educator.

7 Responses to “Shortest Adventure”

  1. Malcolm R. Campbell Says:

    Maybe nothing happened, but it could have.

  2. Judy Galyon Says:

    That is rather odd indeed! I have never heard of such a short hwy. That was an interesting adventure.

  3. rami ungar the writer Says:

    National cemetery and what was a VA hospital? Are they haunted?

    • Pat Bertram Says:

      There is a huge complex out there, with the cemetery and a lot of buildings. At one time, the place was a fort, a sanitarium, a VA hospital, a prison. Now its a rehabilitation center for the drug-addicted homeless. Although the cemetery is historic, vets are still being buried there today (think small Arlington). And considering the use that campus has garnered, I’m sure there are plenty of ghosts.

  4. snakesinthegrass2014 Says:

    For those organizations or business who like to “adopt” a highway, that’s obviously the one to adopt!

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