Texas Safety Rest Areas feature a number of benefits designed to better serve travelers in Texas.

Each of the state's 80 Safety Rest Areas feature restrooms that are open 24 hours daily. Most rest areas have attendants on duty 24 hours a day. The remaining facilities have attendants on duty from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.

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Safety Rest Areas: Mitchell County Westbound

Howard County Eastbound is the partner for Mitchell County Westbound
Drinking Water Handicap Access Men's and Women's Restrooms Picnic Tables

View of Mitchell County rest area
View of Mitchell County rest area


  • IH 20 - Westbound, west of Colorado City
  • Latitude = 32.3433 Longitude = -101.06
  • Milepost: 204


  • Drinking Water
  • Men's and Women's Restrooms
  • Handicap Access

  • Picnic Tables



    • The area was named for Asa and Eli Mitchell, prominent participants in the Texas Revolution
    • Recreational sites in the county include Lake Colorado City State Recreation Area, Champion Creek Reservoir, and the Colorado City Museum