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#6482553 - 10/05/16 05:07 PM Hwy 287 Condition
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Registered: 11/23/05
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Anyone traveled Hwy 287 North of Amarillo to Limon, Colorado? Gonna make a trip and was wondering how the road is? 2 lane? Traffic? any info you have will be welcomed. Thanks
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#6482564 - 10/05/16 05:15 PM Re: Hwy 287 Condition [Re: DLALLDER]
colt45 Offline
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you can google state rds info and get construction ect
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#6482578 - 10/05/16 05:19 PM Re: Hwy 287 Condition [Re: DLALLDER]
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Are you planning on going to Raton and then getting on I-25? My dad just left Colorado Springs today headed to Mason, Tx. I can ask him about road conditions.

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#6482584 - 10/05/16 05:22 PM Re: Hwy 287 Condition [Re: DLALLDER]
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Nvm, I see the route you're looking at.

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#6482586 - 10/05/16 05:25 PM Re: Hwy 287 Condition [Re: DLALLDER]
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MacDaddy, Going 287 to Limon, Colorado from Amarillo, you bypass Raton N.M.. Limon is about 60 miles due east of Denver.
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#6482653 - 10/05/16 06:14 PM Re: Hwy 287 Condition [Re: DLALLDER]
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...and theres a country cafe in some small town way south of Limon that is a must eat at for breakfast, across the street from a city park in the middle of town...that was a Looong time ago..but still remember the pancakes and steak and eggs ...BH had to drive a while from there and freaked at the idea of driving thru Denver & over Berthoud Pass to Winter Park.
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#6483404 - 10/06/16 08:33 AM Re: Hwy 287 Condition [Re: DLALLDER]
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Ron, Denver is the reason we are going that route. Hope to go around most if not all of Denver. Ron, can you remember how the road was? Can it be safely driven at 65 mph? Thanks
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#6483442 - 10/06/16 08:49 AM Re: Hwy 287 Condition [Re: DLALLDER]
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Did it a few years ago.... two lane.. fairly nice road with plenty of opportunities to pass. I would look up construction though, as we got stopped and spent about an hour as they were working on a large stretch of it.

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#6483503 - 10/06/16 09:25 AM Re: Hwy 287 Condition [Re: DLALLDER]
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We have driven multiple routes from Dallas to Denver area, close to Denver, or West of Denver, either skiing or going hunting. The 287 route is very pretty, but it is definitely slower. We have timed it, and if you go 35 North up to Salina, KS, and 70 West, it is over an hour faster. The 287 route always has some construction. And the speed limits are slower, and you have to slow down for all the small towns you go through. If you want to have a more scenic drive, or enjoy going through the smaller towns, 287 route is great. But if you just want to get there as fast as possible, the 35 to 70 route is fastest.
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#6483578 - 10/06/16 09:57 AM Re: Hwy 287 Condition [Re: ChadTRG42]
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Originally Posted By: ChadTRG42
We have driven multiple routes from Dallas to Denver area, close to Denver, or West of Denver, either skiing or going hunting. The 287 route is very pretty, but it is definitely slower. We have timed it, and if you go 35 North up to Salina, KS, and 70 West, it is over an hour faster. The 287 route always has some construction. And the speed limits are slower, and you have to slow down for all the small towns you go through. If you want to have a more scenic drive, or enjoy going through the smaller towns, 287 route is great. But if you just want to get there as fast as possible, the 35 to 70 route is fastest.


But you don't get the opportunity to go through Dumas and Dalhart!!!
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#6483620 - 10/06/16 10:20 AM Re: Hwy 287 Condition [Re: DLALLDER]
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^^^ That is correct! When we did go that route and went through Dalhart, we always put on Pat Green's song "I like Texas", if wasn't already playing something by PG.

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#6483706 - 10/06/16 11:21 AM Re: Hwy 287 Condition [Re: DLALLDER]
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All depends on how you travel you like to cruise along then 287 is for you, you are interested in time take I35 per Chad especially from your part of the world.

I go to Wyo 2x a year and will be making the journey in 15 days and I'm planning to go up I25 this time and clear Denver at 1a.m so traffic not an issue. Denver during rush hour is a PIA and the only way I have found to deal with it is drive it at night.

What is your final? You mention driving around Denver are you taking 70 into Denver then around on toll road or up to Brush then 34 W?

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#6483900 - 10/06/16 01:19 PM Re: Hwy 287 Condition [Re: Eyesofahunter]
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Registered: 04/08/15
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Loc: Dumas TX
I live in Dumas, 87 / 287 from Amarillo to the state line at Stratford will be 4 lane good road all the way, I have not gone past the state line in many years so I can not answer to that stretch of road
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#6484724 - 10/06/16 11:39 PM Re: Hwy 287 Condition [Re: DLALLDER]
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Went that way three weeks ago on our way to Seattle. It was terrible. Rough. Won't make that mistake twice. From Texas/Oklahoma border to Limon sucked.

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#6484752 - 10/07/16 04:30 AM Re: Hwy 287 Condition [Re: sig226fan (Rguns.com)]
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Originally Posted By: sig226fan (Rguns.com)
Originally Posted By: ChadTRG42
We have driven multiple routes from Dallas to Denver area, close to Denver, or West of Denver, either skiing or going hunting. The 287 route is very pretty, but it is definitely slower. We have timed it, and if you go 35 North up to Salina, KS, and 70 West, it is over an hour faster. The 287 route always has some construction. And the speed limits are slower, and you have to slow down for all the small towns you go through. If you want to have a more scenic drive, or enjoy going through the smaller towns, 287 route is great. But if you just want to get there as fast as possible, the 35 to 70 route is fastest.


But you don't get the opportunity to go through Dumas and Dalhart!!!
and no speeding ticket
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