Distance between Thornton CO and Idaho Springs CO

The distance from Thornton to Idaho Springs is 39 miles by road including 37 miles on motorways. Road takes approximately 39 minutes and goes through Denver, Wheat Ridge, Arvada and Lakewood.

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Point Distance Time Fuel
Thornton 0 mi 0:00 00 min 0.0 gal
I 25 I 76 9 mi, 10 min
Denver 9 mi 0:10 10 min 0.3 gal
I 76 4 mi, 03 min
Wheat Ridge 13 mi 0:13 13 min 0.3 gal
I 70 4 mi, 03 min
Lakewood 17 mi 0:17 17 min 0.6 gal
I 70 22 mi, 22 min
Idaho Springs 40 mi 0:39 39 min 1.2 gal

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost to drive from Thornton to Idaho Springs?

Fuel cost: 5.1 USD

This fuel cost is calculated as: (Route length 39.1 mi) / (Fuel consumption 29.4 mpg) * (Fuel price 3.82 USD / gal)

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How long is a car ride from Thornton to Idaho Springs?

Driving time: 39 min

This time is calculated for driving at the maximum permitted speed, taking into account traffic rules restrictions.

  • 27 mi with a maximum speed 65 mph = 25 min
  • 8 mi with a maximum speed 55 mph = 8 min
  • 1 mi with a maximum speed 35 mph = 1 min
  • 1 mi with a maximum speed 30 mph = 1 min

The calculated driving time does not take into account intermediate stops and traffic jams.

How far is Thornton to Idaho Springs by land?

The distance between Thornton and Idaho Springs is 39.1 mi by road including 37.3 mi on motorways.

Precise satellite coordinates of highways were used for this calculation. The start and finish points are the centers of Thornton and Idaho Springs respectively.

How far is Thornton to Idaho Springs by plane?

The shortest distance (air line, as the crow flies) between Thornton and Idaho Springs is 29.8 mi.

This distance is calculated using the Haversine formula as a great-circle distance between two points on the surface of a sphere. The start and finish points are the centers of Thornton and Idaho Springs respectively. Actual distance between airports may be different.

How many hours is Thornton from Idaho Springs by plane?

Boeing 737 airliner needs 3 min to cover the distance of 30 mi at a cruising speed of 497 mph.

Small plane "Cessna 172" needs 13 min to flight this distance at average speed of 136 mph.

This time is approximate and do not take into account takeoff and landing times, airport location and other real world factors.

How long is a helicopter ride from Thornton to Idaho Springs?

Fast helicopter "Eurocopter AS350" or "Hughes OH-6 Cayuse" need 12 min to cover the distance of 30 mi at a cruising speed of 149 mph.

Popular "Robinson R44" needs 13 min to flight this distance at average speed of 130 mph.

This time is approximate and do not take into account takeoff and landing times, aerodrome location and other real world factors.

What city is halfway between Thornton and Idaho Springs?

The halfway point between Thornton and Idaho Springs is Lakewood. It is located about 2 mi from the exact midpoint by road.

The distance from Lakewood to Thornton is 17 mi and driving will take about 17 min. The road between Lakewood and Idaho Springs has length 22 mi and will take approximately 21 min.

The other cities located close to halfway point:

  • Wheat Ridge is in 13 mi from Thornton and 26 mi from Idaho Springs

Where is Thornton in relation to Idaho Springs?

Thornton is located 30 mi east of Idaho Springs.

Thornton has geographic coordinates: latitude 39.86804, longitude -104.97192. Click here to see Thornton on map.

Idaho Springs has geographic coordinates: latitude 39.74282, longitude -105.51064. Click here to see Idaho Springs on map.

Which highway goes from Thornton to Idaho Springs?

The route from Thornton to Idaho Springs follows I 70.

Other minor sections pass along the road:

  • I 76: 6 mi
  • US 40: 4 mi
  • US 6: 3 mi
  • I 25: 2 mi
  • I 70 Business: 1 mi
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