MY wife and I will be landing in Denver and then driving north/northwest up to Rawlins, WY. If I go 25 north to 80 west it will take almost 4 hours. We would be forced to drive into Cheyenne and then head west to Rawlins, WY. Looking at the map ,there is rt. 287 that branches off rt. 25 north around Ft. Collins and goes to Laramie, WY. It apears that would be a more direct route. BUT..is it? What kind of road is it? Any nice scenery? Thanks for all your help.