Virginia Dale rest area on Highway 287 closes Sept. 9

On Sept. 9, the Colorado Department of Transportation 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 our unpredictable weather in Colorado, it is necessary to close the rest area before the first snow and winter temperatures arrive in order to prevent the water lines from freezing,” said CDOT Maintenance Supervisor Tom Aguilar. “When the warm temperatures arrive and the ground thaws, there will no longer be risk of the lines freezing and 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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