Primrose? (05/25/2007) These small flowers were growing in abundance at a rest stop on U287. Road crews mow the area, which is the reason for the damage to the leaves.
Mystery Flower (05/25/2007) These flowers grew in abundance at a rest stop on U287. Our guess is that they are a member of the primrose family.
Rest Stop (05/25/2007) Covered Picnic tables sit among boulders at a rest stop on U287.
US 287 is an importantant transportation route that connects diagonally from I80 in Laramie, Wyoming to I25 in Fort Collins, Colorado. If you were traveling between the Northwest. As 287 cuts diagonally between two major freeways, it is a popular shortcut on many interstate routes.
US287 takes the driver through an interesting collection of boulder covered rolling hills and provides several intriguing vistas of Rocky Mountain National Park. The road provides access to the Feathers Lakes area of the Northern Rockies and a variety of other recreational opportunities.