States traversed: Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Oklahoma, and Texas
US Route 287 is a very long diagonal route zigzagging from northern Montana to southeastern Texas. The northern end is at the small town of Choteau, Montana, at US Route 89 west of Great Falls. From there, it heads south through Yellowstone National Park in northwestern Wyoming, before cutting southeasterly to Colorado's Interstate 25 corridor. US Route 287 forms a major route through Fort Collins and Denver before cutting southeasterly again to a rural north-south highway in southeastern Colorado. The route cuts through the western end of the Oklahoma Panhandle before heading south the Amarillo, Texas. Yet again, US Route 287 cuts southeasterly, passing through Wichita Falls and Fort Worth before ending in Port Arthur, Texas concurrently with US Route 69 and US Route 96.
My photo for US Route 287 was taken in Beaumont, Texas in October 2014. If you have seen the US Route 96 page, then you have already seen this photo. Interstate 10 comes from the west and joins the highway carrying US Routes 69, 96, and 287 around the west side of Beaumont, before straightening out and continuing west. Along that concurrency of Interstate 10 with the three US highways, US Route 90 crosses underneath at a Texas-style diamond interchange. This photo looks east down US Route 90, with the camera positioned along the southbound entrance ramp. The sign assembly shown directs travelers on US Route 90 that the northbound ramp is still ahead. It isn't far ahead, though; the signal with the yellow indications marks the access point to the northbound onramp. Back to the nationwide main page. Back to the home page.