On Sept. 14 the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will close the Virginia Dale Rest Area for the winter. The rest area is located on US 287 at mile marker 383, approximately two miles south of the Colorado/Wyoming border.
“Given the fact that Colorado’s weather is unpredictable, it is necessary to close the rest area before the first snow and winter temperatures arrive to prevent water lines from freezing,” said CDOT Maintenance Supervisor Tom Aguilar. “When the spring temperatures warm up and there is no longer a risk of the lines freezing, we will reopen the rest area.”
Typically the rest area opens in May prior to Memorial Day; however the opening depends on the weather. The rest area is a popular spot in the summer for those heading into and out of Wyoming.
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