| Lists |

Top Speed Traps in Metro Denver, 2015 Edition

Keep Westword Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Denver and help keep the future of Westword free.

Each August since 2011, we've shared roundups of the top speed traps in Denver according to the crowd-sourced website Speedtrap.org.

Our latest batch features plenty of warnings about spots on or near Interstate 25, as well as assorted surface streets in the metro area.

We've collected the most recent posts here. They feature Speedtrap.org text and interactive graphics that provide a look at or near the locations; if you have problems seeing the images, click "View on Google Maps."

Have you been cited at any of these places? Find out below.

Buchtel Blvd. south of Louisiana, Denver, Colorado
When you exit I-25 at Washington/Emerson and go south on Buchtel toward DU, there is a cop ticketing people for going over the 30 mph speed limit: $160 and 4 points. Or if you pay before the court date, it's only 2 points. The cop that stopped me, must have been marketing-trained, as he was very helpful at letting me know how to reduce the points. I saw another car pulled over in the same spot a few days earlier.

North bound Santa Fe @ I-25, Denver, Colorado
The posted speed limit on Santa Fe is 45 mph until a 35 mph sign a quarter mile north of Mississippi and then within 1/10 mi. it goes to 25 mph. yet right after it is a 45 mph ramp speed sign for getting onto I-25. When they have a photo radar van on the left side, it creates more hazards from motorist slamming on their brakes.

South Sante Fe Drive North Bound after Mississippi Avenue, Denver, Colorado
Photo enforcrment unit stationed in "work zone" just before I-25 junction; posted speed is 25 MPH

I-25 Northbound off-ramp to Emerson St., Denver, Colorado
After exiting I-25 Northbound on the Downing/Emerson exit going to Emerson, speed suddenly drops from 60 to 30 mph. After passing downing and approaching Emerson a COP will be standing on the corner with a radar gun. Seen it lots times only within the past 2 weeks.

Monaco NB between 1st and 6th,  Denver, Colorado
On Northbound Monaco St Parkway, a speed camera van is sometimes parked somewhere between 1st and 6th during peak hours. Posted speed limit is 30; everyone slows down for it. It disrupts the flow of traffic.

I-25 North and South Bound,  Denver, Colorado
Cops shooting radar from the Exit 212C bridge that is above I-25. They are shooting radar both for north and south bound.

West 64 Avenue (Hwy 172), Arvada, Colorado
In the segment between Hwy 93 and Virgil Way. motorcycle cops located at the Church Lake Athletic Complex catch the eastbound traffic. Cops located at the West Arvada Dog park catch the westbound traffic. Speed limit drops from 45 mph to 40 mph in this segment.

I-25 past Arapahoe,  Denver, Colorado
There is a motorcycle cop doing speed readings in the north bound left breakdown lane right after Arapahoe.

Send your story tips to the author, Michael Roberts.

Keep Westword Free... Since we started Westword, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Denver, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Denver with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.


Join the Westword community and help support independent local journalism in Denver.


Join the Westword community and help support independent local journalism in Denver.