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.