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U.S. Highway 287

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View south along U.S. Highway 287 in Larimer County, Colorado

United States Highway 287 is a north-south United States highway. Despite its three-digit "child route" designation, US 287 comes within 100 miles (161 km) of being a border-to-border highway. Though it is not signed in Yellowstone National Park, an implied route from the "northern" US 287 to the "southern" US 287 through the park may be assumed.

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Termini

As of 2004, the highway's northern terminus is in Choteau, Montana, 100 miles (161 km) south of the Canadian border, at an intersection with U.S. Highway 89. Its southern terminus (as well as those of US 69 and US 96) is in Port Arthur, Texas at an intersection with Texas State Highway 87, five miles (8 km) up the Sabine River from the Gulf of Mexico.

Historic termini

When US 287 was first commissioned in 1935, it extended only from the south entrance of Yellowstone National Park to Denver, Colorado. The route was extended southward to the Texas coast in 1940, and northward into Montana in 1965.

States traversed

The highway passes through the following states:

Related US Routes

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