States traversed: Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio
US Route 36 runs from Colorado east across the northern edge of Kansas, northern Missouri, the middle of Illinois and Illinois, and parts of Ohio. The western end is at US Route 34 in Rocky Mountain National Park; from there, it heads southeast to Boulder and Denver. US Route 36 runs from there through rural eastern Colorado and the northernmost row of counties in Kansas. US Route 36 enters Missouri by crossing the Missouri River into St. Joseph. US Route 36 is a rural expressway across all of northern Missouri, becoming the Interstate 72 freeway in Hannibal. US Route 36 overlays Interstate 72 from Hannibal, Missouri, to Decatur, Illinois. From Decatur, US Route 36 heads straight east to Indianapolis, where US Route 36 joins Interstate 465 around the south side of town. For the rest of its journey eastward, US Route 36 parallels Interstate 70 to the north by about ten to thirty miles. It ends in east-central Ohio at US Route 250 in Uhrichsville.
My photo of US Route 36 comes from Macon, Missouri. This sign assembly faces north, where US Route 63 intersects the business alignment of US Route 36. That business alignment is just barely south of the main expressway alignment of US Route 36. US Route 36 is a highly efficient, fast, and commendable freeway across the northern part of Missouri. I recommend it! I used this photo for my US Route 63 shield image, too. It comes from my first trip dedicated to my national route collection, to the St. Joseph area in May 2014. Back to the nationwide main page. Back to the home page.