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Wyoming-Colorado State Line
From Colorado, US Highway 287 crosses the state line and enters Wyoming in the community of Tie Siding, Albany County, Wyoming. Limited services. -e South access via Colorado US Highway 287 to Fort Collins, Colorado, Roosevelt National Forest, Lory Colorado State Park, Horsetooth Mountain Park, Colorado.
7.9
12.7
7697 ft.
Tie SIding, WY
Community of Tie Siding, Albany County, Wyoming. Limited services.
11.9
19.1
7556 ft.
Point of Interest
Willow Creek Reservoir (Albany County) is located west of US Highway 287. Fishing.
14.6
23.5
7369 ft.
The Buttes, WY
Community of The Buttes, Albany County, Wyoming. Limited services.
15.8
25.4
7316 ft.
Point of Interest
Leazenby Lake (Albany County) is east of US Highway 287. Fishing.
17.0
27.3
7283 ft.
Road Access
-e West access via County Road 34 (Sand Creek Road) to Hutton Lake National Wildlife Refuge, Wyoming.
19.1
30.8
7280 ft.
Point of Interest
Goforth Reservoir (Albany County) is located west of US Highway 287. Fishing.
24.4
39.3
7162 ft.
Junction: US Interstate Highway 80
Junction of US Highway 287 & US Interstate Highway 80. Southeast to the community of Buford, Wyoming. Limited services. To the north, this highway accesses Bamforth National Wildlife Refuge (Tel. 970-723-8202), established in 1932 to provide breeding grounds for birds and other wildlife. (NOTE: CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC); and the community of Arlington, Wyoming. Nearby is Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest (2468 Jackson Street, Laramie, WY, Tel. 307-745-2300), which contains parts of Medicine Bow, Sierra Madre and Laramie Mountains, and the Savage Run, Platte River, Encampment River, and Huston Park Wilderness Areas. -e East access Via Interstate Highway 80 and State highway 210 to Curt Gowdy Wyoming State Park camping, fishing, trails. The park is a horse friendly park with a free public horse corral.
25.0
40.2
7159 ft.
Park
Undine Park (5th & Ord Sts.): tennis court, basketball half-court, lighted sand volleyball court, picnic tables, barbecue pit, restrooms, playground, splash pad.
25.2
40.5
7162 ft.
Laramie, WY

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40.8
7162 ft.
Junction: US Interstate Highway 80/US Highway 30
Junction of US Highway 287 with US Highway 30 & US Interstate Highway 80. NOTE: Both highways overlap US Highway 287 to the north at this point. To the east, US Interstate Highway 80/US Highway 30 go through the city of Laramie, Albany County, Wyoming.
25.7
41.3
7159 ft.
Junction: Wyoming State Highway 130/230
Junction of US Highway 287 with Wyoming State Highways 130/230. These two highways overlap each other to the west briefly. WY State Highway 130 then turns north on Snowy Range Road, then travels east and accesses Laramie Regional Airport (555 General Brees Rd, Laramie, WY), a public-use airport; and the community of Centennial, Albany County, Wyoming (limited services), and traverses the Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest (2468 Jackson Street, Laramie, WY, Tel. 307-745-2300), which contains parts of Medicine Bow, Sierra Madre and Laramie Mountains, and the Savage Run, Platte River, Encampment River, and Huston Park Wilderness Areas.
26.0
41.9
7149 ft.
Park
LaBonte Park (5th & Canby Sts): picnic tables, restrooms, softball field, basketball court, skate park, playgrounds, Little League baseball field, fitness courts, walking/jogging path.
26.5
42.6
7152 ft.
Junction: US Interstate Highway 80
NOTE: At this point, US Interstate Highway 80 ends its overlap with US Highway 287, turns left and rejoins its main route to the west.
43.1
69.3
7044 ft.
Junction: Wyoming State Highway 34
US Highway 287 & Wyoming State Highway 34 meet at this point. Terminates to the southeast at a junction with US Highway 87 in the community of Slater, Platte County, Wyoming. Limited services.
43.2
69.6
7034 ft.
Point of Interest
Creek crossing on US Highway 287.
44.6
71.7
7077 ft.
Bosler, WY
Community of Bosler, Albany County, Wyoming. Limited services.
53.3
85.8
7103 ft.
Lookout, WY
Community of Lookout, Albany County, Wyoming. Limited services.
63.4
102.0
6837 ft.
Point of Interest
Crossing a creek on N 3rd Street.
64.2
103.3
6900 ft.
Rock River, WY
Community of Rock River, Albany County, Wyoming. Limited services.
64.9
104.4
6900 ft.
Junction: Wyoming State Highway 13
Intersection of US Highway 287 & Wyoming State Highway 13 (east terminus). This highway terminates to the the southwest at an intersection with US Interstate Highway 80 in the community of Arlington, Carbon County, Wyoming. Limited services.
72.2
116.2
6860 ft.
Point of Interest
To the west of US Highway 287 are Foote Creek Lake and Iron Hill Lake (Albany County). Fishing.
78.4
126.1
6617 ft.
Point of Interest
Horne Lake (Albany County) is located west of US Highway 287. Fishing.
79.3
127.6
6585 ft.
Point of Interest
Creek crossing on US Highway 287.
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132.0
6572 ft.
Medicine Bow, WY
Community of Medicine Bow, Carbon County, Wyoming. Limited services. Nearby is Medicine Bow Airport (Medicine Bow, WY, Tel. 307-379-2226), a public-use airport.
82.2
132.3
6568 ft.
Junction: Wyoming State Highway 487
Junction of US Highway 287 & Wyoming State Highway 487 (southern terminus). On an north-west routing, this highway ends at its intersection with WY State Highway 220.
90.6
145.8
6742 ft.
Point of Interest
To the south of US Highway 287 is Como Lake (Carbon County). Fishing.
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162.8
6913 ft.
Junction: Wyoming State Highway 72
Junction of US Highway 287 & Wyoming State Highway 72. North access to the community of Hanna, Carbon County, Wyoming. Limited services. South access to the community of Elk Mountain, Carbon County, Wyoming. Limited services.
118.3
190.4
6781 ft.
Junction: Wyoming State Highway 130
Junction of US Highway 287 & Wyoming State Highway 130
131.6
211.7
6594 ft.
Junction: Wyoming State Highway 76
Junction of US Highway 287 & Wyoming State Highway 76. West access to the community of Sinclair, Carbon County, Wyoming. Limited services.
133.7
215.2
6604 ft.
Junction: Wyoming State Highway 76
Junction of US Highway 287 & Wyoming State Highway 76. Runs parallel at this point to the west with US Highways 287/30 & US Interstate Highway 80.
134.0
215.6
6585 ft.
Exit 219
-e East access vai County Roadway 351 (Seminoe Road to Seminoe Wyoming State Park, Seminoe Reservoir, Wyoming. Facilities: Day-use and overnight sites, comfort stations, tables and grills. There are four campgrounds available in this park: Fishing for trout and walleye.
137.6
221.5
6690 ft.
Junction: US Interstate Highway 80/Wyoming State Highway 30
NOTE: US Interstate Highway 80/US Highway 30 separate from US Highway 287 at this point. Head west to the community of Wamsutter, Sweetwater County, Wyoming. Limited services.
138.3
222.6
6686 ft.
Airport
Rawlins Municipal Airport (Airport Road, Rawlins, WY, Tel. 307-324-2361), a public-use airport.
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223.1
6696 ft.
US Highway 287 Bypass
Bypass of US Highway 287 to the west, then turns north to go through the community of Rawlins, Carbon County, Wyoming, traverses 3rd Street, then rejoins the main route on N Higley Blvd.
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223.5
6696 ft.
Rawlins, WY
Community of Rawlins, Carbon County, Wyoming. - Depot Park (400 W. Front St): playground, covered picnic tables; open 6:00 am - 12:00 midnight, - Rodeo Park (Rodeo & Daley Sts): softball/baseball fields.
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225.6
6844 ft.
Junction: US Highway 287/Wyoming State Highway 789
NOTE: At this point, US Highway rejoins its main route. WY State Highway 789 overlaps US Highway 287 to the north at this point.
171.4
275.9
6627 ft.
Junction: Wyoming State Highway 73
Junction of US Highway 287 & Wyoming State Highway 73 (eastern terminus). West access to the community of Bairoil, Sweetwater County, Wyoming. Limited services.
174.7
281.2
6650 ft.
Point of Interest
East of US Highway 287 is Hanna Mahoney Reservoir No. 2 (Carbon County). Fishing.
182.5
293.7
6273 ft.
Junction: Wyoming State Highway 220
Intersection of US Highway 287 & Wyoming State Highway 220. East access to the community of Alcova, Natrona County, Wyoming. Limited services. Before reaching Alcova, this highway passes historic Martin's Cove (55 miles southwest of Casper, WY; located on the Mormon trail); Devil's Gate (a gorge on the Sweetwater River; a major landmark on the Mormon and Oregon Trails; access is on hiking trails from the Mormon Handcart Historical Center), Independence Rock (a large granite rock measuring about 130 feet high, located along WY State Highway 220; also a famous landmark on the Mormon, Oregon, and California emigrant trails. -e East access to Pathfinder National Wyoming Wildlife Refuge. Facilities: three campgrounds and three boat ramps fishing on Pathfinder Reservoir, Wyoming. Fishing for brown trout, rainbow trout, cutthroat trout, ohrid trout, and walleye.
205.5
330.7
6319 ft.
Jeffrey City, WY
Community of Jeffrey City, Fermont County, Wyoming. Limited services.
224.0
360.5
6542 ft.
Point of Interest
Crossing a creek on US Highway 287.
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361.3
6562 ft.
Junction: Wyoming State Highway 135
Junction of US Highway 287 & Wyoming State Highway 135. Terminates to the north at an intersection with WY State Highway 136.
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409.7
5545 ft.
Junction: Wyoming State Highway 28
US Highway 287 & Wyoming State Highway 28 intersect at this point. Southwest access to the Red Canyon (a canyon in Fremont County, WY, which contains several geologic formations such as the Phosphoria Formation and the Chugwater Formation), and the communities of Atlantic City and South Pass City, both in Fremont County, Wyoming. Limited services in both communities.
255.4
411.0
5525 ft.
Point of Interest
To the east of US Highway 287 is Dry Lake (Fremont County). Fishing.
263.0
423.3
5384 ft.
Junction: Wyoming State Highway 789
NOTE: At this juncture, WY State Highway 789 ends its overlap with US Highway 287 and proceeds on a north-east-north route to access the community of Hudson, Fremont County, Wyoming. Limited services.
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423.6
5344 ft.
Point of Interest
Crossing a creek on US Highway 287 (Main Street).
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424.0
5354 ft.
Lander, WY
Community of Lander, county seat of Fremont County, Wyoming. Attractions: - Sinks Canyon State Park (3079 Sinks Canyon Road, Tel. 307-332-3077) whose main attraction is the Sinks and Rise. The Popo Agie River flows into a limestone cavern at the Sinks, takes two hours to circulate 1/4 mile down the canyon and reappears down the canyon in the Rise pool. - Pogo Agie Park (Sweetwater St): tennis courts, soccer field. - North Side Park (Jefferson St): baseball/softball field, trees.
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424.3
5358 ft.
Junction: Wyoming State Highway 131
Junction of US Highway 287 & Wyoming State Highway 131. Southwest access to Sinks Canyon State Park (3079 Sinks Canyon Road, Tel. 307-332-3077) whose main attraction is the Sinks and Rise. The Popo Agie River flows into a limestone cavern at the Sinks, takes two hours to circulate 1/4 mile down the canyon and reappears down the canyon in the Rise pool.
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424.8
5367 ft.
Park
Pogo Agie Park: tennis courts, soccer field. Access off US Highway 287 is on S 8th Street, then turn on Sweetwater Street.
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425.6
5358 ft.
Park
North Side Park: baseball/softball field, trees. Access off US Highway 287 is from Clinchard Street, left on N 8th Street.
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434.8
5581 ft.
Boulder Flats, WY
Community of Boulder Flats, Fremont County, Wyoming. Limited services.
272.4
438.3
5495 ft.
Junction: Wyoming State Highway 132
Junction of US Highway 287 & Wyoming State Highway 132. To the northeast, WY State Highway 132 accesses the community of Johnstown, Fremont County, Wyoming (limited services), after which it ends at an intersection with US Highway 26 in the community of Kinnear, Fremont County, Wyoming. Limited services.
274.2
441.2
5545 ft.
Point of Interest
Ray Lake (Fremont County) is west of US Highway 287. Fishing.
276.6
445.1
5568 ft.
Point of Interest
Alkali Lake (Fremont County) is located west of US Highway 287. Fishing.
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449.1
5564 ft.
Fort Washakie, WY
Community of Fort Washakie, Fremont County, Wyoming. Located within the Wind River Indian Reservation. Nearby is Fort Washakie (U.S. Army installation established in 1869).
294.7
474.3
5663 ft.
Junction: US HIghway 26
Junction of US Highway 287 & US Highway 26. Southeast access to Pilot Butte Reservoir and the community of Kinnear, Fremont County, Wyoming. Limited services. NOTE: To the north, this highway overlaps US Highway 287.
298.1
479.7
5669 ft.
Point of Interest
Crossing Bull Lake on US Highway 287.
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496.1
6099 ft.
Crowheart, WY
Community of Crowheart, Fremont County, Wyoming. Limited services.
314.1
505.5
6165 ft.
Burris, WY
Community of Burris, Fremont County, Wyoming. Limited services.
319.8
514.6
6411 ft.
Point of Interest
Dinwoody Road, off US Highway 287, leads to Dinwoody Lakes (Fremont County). Fishing.
326.5
525.4
6417 ft.
Point of Interest
Bridge crossing on US Highway 287.
329.8
530.7
6549 ft.
Point of Interest
Short bridge on US Highway 287.
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537.7
6841 ft.
Point of Interest
Off US Highway 287, Trail Lake Road accesses Lake Julia, Torrey Lake, Ring Lake, and Trail Lake.
336.4
541.4
6857 ft.
Point of Interest
Creek crossing on US Highway 287 near Dubois, WY.
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543.7
6939 ft.
Dubois, WY
Community of Dubois, Fremont County, Wyoming. Start of the Wyoming Centennial Scenic Byway, a scenic road which passes through Shoshone, Bridger-Teton, and Grand Teton National Park. Attractions: - Dubois Museum (909 W. Ramshorn, Tel. 307-455-2284): preserves the history and culture of Dubois; has a life-sized sheep trap used by a branch of the Shoshone tribe, the Sheep Eater Indians. - Dubois Town Park: picnic area, playground, tennis court, basketball court, skateboarding, rollerblading, riverwalk. - Petroglyphs (Torry & Dinwoody basins): rock art used by the early inhabitants of the Wind River Valley to keep track of events, worship, important places, or creative form of expression.
340.8
548.4
7018 ft.
Airport
Airport Road, off US Highway 287, accesses the Dubois Municipal Airport (Tel. 307-455-2100): public-use airport, 3 miles northwest of Dubois, WY.
367.5
591.4
9531 ft.
Point of Interest
To the east of US Highway 287 are Wind River Lake (fishing) and Brooks Lake on Brooks Lake Road. Lodges and a small campground are situated near the lake's shoreline, with picnic tables, grills, toilets; fishing, boating, hiking, picnicking.
368.1
592.4
9554 ft.
Togwotee Pass
Togwotee Pass (a mountain pass on the continental divide in the Absaroka Mountains) located in the Bridger-Teton National Forest. From eastern Wyoming, Togwottee Pass provides the most direct route to Grand Teton National Park. Excellent for cross-country skiing and snowmobiling.
385.1
619.8
6877 ft.
Historic District
Rosencrans Historic District composed of five log buildings, one of which is Rosencrans Cabin, used by Rudolph "Rosie" Rosencrans, who contributed to the development of Teton National Forest and later was a U.S. Forest Service administrator.
393.3
632.9
6742 ft.
Moran, WY
Community of Moran, Teton County, Wyoming, one of the principal fee collection entrances to Grand Teton National Park.
393.5
633.2
6739 ft.
Junction: US Highways 26/89/191
NOTE: US Highway 26 disengages from US Highway 287 at this point; turns south and merges with US Highways 89/191.
395.9
637.1
6811 ft.
Scenic Road
John D. Rockefeller Jr. Memorial Parkway, a scenic road connecting Grand Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park. Passes through the Teton Mountain Range, which serves as a backdrop to diverse wildlife, beautiful landscapes, and several lakes.
397.4
639.6
6762 ft.
Point of Interest
Jackson Lake (Grand Teton National Park, Teton County, Wyoming). Access off US Highway 287 is on Teton Park Road. Activities: fishing, swimming, boating, windsurfing, water skiing, sailboating, wakeboarding.
398.3
641.0
6841 ft.
Point of Interest
To the east of US Highway 287 are Christian Pond, Two Ocean Lake (located on the western side of the continental divide, and Emma Matilda Lake, a natural lake which can be accessed via a 1-mile hike from Two Ocean Lake's parking area or by a longer hike from Jackson Lake Lodge. All three are situated in the Grand Teton National Park; hiking, fishing, scenic viewing.
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641.3
6857 ft.
Jackson Lake Lodge
Jackson Lake Lodge (N Highway 89, Moran, WY, Tel. 307-543-2811) has 385 rooms, conference rooms, and a restaurant.
404.0
650.1
6880 ft.
Point of Interest
To the west of US Highway 287 is Pelican Bay. Fishing.
405.9
653.2
6834 ft.
Point of Interest
Sargents Bay is located west of US Highway 287. Fishing.
406.6
654.4
6827 ft.
Point of Interest
To the east of US Highway 287 is Arizona Lake (Teton County). Fishing.
407.3
655.5
6837 ft.
Point of Interest
Jackson Lake is west of US Highway 287. Fishing.
418.5
673.5
6860 ft.
Grassy Lake Road
West to John D. Rockefeller Jr Memorial Parkway - Grassy Lake Reservoir, Wyoming, Lake of the Woods, Wyoming.
420.7
677.0
6886 ft.
Point of Interest
Tanager Lake (Teton County) is to the west of US Highway 287. Fishing.
421.9
678.9
6998 ft.
Waterfall
Moose Falls, a waterfall with a drop of 30 feet on Crawfish Creek, Yellowstone National Park. Located about 75 yards west of the park's south entrance.
430.5
692.8
7726 ft.
Point of Interest
Lewis Falls, a waterfall in Yellowstone National Park, WY, with a drop of 30 feet. Easily visible from the highway between the park's south entrance and Grant Village.
430.6
693.0
7717 ft.
Point of Interest
Bridge over Lewis Lake on US Highway 287.
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697.2
7785 ft.
Point of Interest
Lewis Lake is located west of US Highway 287. Several hot springs empty into the lake; on the lake's southeast shore is a campground. To the east is Factory Hill (alt. 9527 feet), a mountain peak on the Red Mountains in Yellowstone National Park, WY.
438.1
705.1
7979 ft.
Point of Interest
Shoshone Lake is located west of US Highway 287 (fishing, canoeing, kayaking, camping, boating) while to the east is Riddle Lake (fishing).
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711.2
7808 ft.
Junction: US Highway 20
Junction of US Highway 287 & US Highway 20. To the north, this highway passes West Thumb Lake, Yellowstone Plateau (a volcanic field, which is a popular tourist site), Yellowstone Lake (located southeast of the park's center and about 22 miles north of the South Entrance), largest body of water in the park, boating, fishing, camping.
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720.6
8455 ft.
Point of Interest
The huge amount of volcanic activity in Wyoming, Nevada, Idaho, and Oregon is caused by a volacnic hotspot called the Yellowstone hotspot (otherwise referred to as Snake River Plain-Yellowstone hotspot). The east Snake River Plain was created due to a succession of caldera-forming eruptions.
451.3
726.3
8123 ft.
Point of Interest
West of US Highway 287 is Obsidian Cliff Kiosk, a small structure built in 1931 that has an interpretive exhibit along Grand Loop Road at Obsidian Cliff, Yellowstone National Park.
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8274 ft.
Mountain Pass
On the Continental Divide in Yellowstone National Park, WY, is Craig Pass, a mountain pass (alt. 8262 feet). Named after Ida Craig (Wilcox), who was supposedly the first tourist to go across the pass after its completion in September 1891. Isa Lake is nearby, which is believed to be the only lake which drains into both the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans.
457.0
735.5
7589 ft.
Waterfall
Kepler Cascades (Firehole River, Yellowstone National Park, WY). Located 2.5 miles south of Old Faithful Geyser; has multiple drops of about 150 feet, with the longest being 50 feet.
463.9
746.5
7257 ft.
Point of Interest
Grand Prismatic Spring (Midway Geyser Basin, Yellowstone National Park, Teton County, WY), the United States' largest hot spring and the world's 3rd largest. The mineral-rich waters produces vivid colors (green, orange, red, dark green)around the edge of the geyser highlighting the deep blue of the water. Nearby is Excelsior Geyser Crater (also in the Midway Geyser Basin) used to be an active geyser until 1890; now boils as a hot spring.
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750.2
7270 ft.
Point of Interest
To the west of US Highway 287 is Lower Basin Lake (Teton County). Fishing.
467.4
752.1
7287 ft.
Geysers
Off US Highway 287, Firehole Lake Drive (closed during winter) leads to Pink Geyser, Narcissus Geyser, and Dilemma Geyser are part of the Pink Cone Group, located in the Lower Geyser Basin of Yellowstone National Park. Pink Geyser's eruptions last about 2 minutes and rise up to 20 feet. Narcissus Geyser's minor eruptions last from 5-10 minutes and rise 20 feet high, while its major eruptions last up to 15 minutes and are 15 feet high. Dilemma Geyser's eruptions last from a few seconds to a few minutes. Also accessible from this road is the Great Fountain Geyser located in Yellowstone's Lower Geyser Basin; eruptions vary from 9-15 hours; its next eruption can be predicted if the duration of the eruption is recorded.
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753.9
7215 ft.
Point of Interest
Rush Lake (Teton County) is to the west of US Highway 287. Fishing.
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756.0
7172 ft.
Firehole River, WY
Firehole River, a major tributary of the Madison River; flows through many geyser basins in the Yellowstone National Park such as the Upper Geyser Basin where Old Faithful, the world-famous geyser is located; contains the Kepler Cascades, Firehole Falls, and the Cascades of the Firehole, three major waterfalls in Yellowstone National Park. Fly fishing.
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764.2
6854 ft.
Firehole Falls, WY
Firehole Falls, with a 40-ft drop, is a waterfall on the Firehole River in Yellowstone National Park; located within Firehole Canyon on Firehole Canyon Drive.
475.1
764.5
6808 ft.
Point of Interest
Crossing the Gibbon River on US Highway 287.
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765.1
6837 ft.
US Highway 89
NOTE: At this junction, US Highway 89 ends its overlap with US Highway 287. East access to Gibbon Falls, an 84-ft. waterfall located where the Gibbon and Firehole Rivers meet at Madison Junction on Grand Loop Road. NOTE: For highway travel east via US Highway 89 - See Free RV Road Map Highway Guide US Highway 89 Madison Campground, Wyoming to Mammoth Hot Springs, Wyoming for driving directions, photos.

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765.3
6850 ft.
Campground
Madison Campground (Yellowstone National Park, WY, Tel. 307-344-7381). Open Mon-Sat 9am-6pm.
477.2
768.0
6795 ft.
Point of Interest
Harlequin Lake (Teton County) is to the north of US Highway 287. Fishing.
479.4
771.5
6772 ft.
Point of Interest
Mount Jackson (alt. 8231 ft), a mountain peak which is part of the Gallatin Range of Yellowstone National Park.
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784.0
6696 ft.
Wyoming-Montana State Line
US Highway 287 crosses the Wyoming state line and enters Montana in the Yellowstone National Park (America's first national park established in 1872). Located in 3 states--Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho. Houses a huge variety of wildlife (grizzly bears elk, wolves, bison), a collection of geysers and hot springs, most notably Old Faithful, and Yellowstone's Grand Canyon. Activities: fishing, hiking, camping, boating, bicycling, horseback riding, wildlife viewing, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling. Start/Finish of Free RV Road Map Highway Guide - LD11 e