Tracks Across Borders Byway runs along the Colorado/New Mexico border between Durango, Colorado and Chama, New Mexicotqc. It provides access to Native American cultures, breathtaking scenery, vital communities and ancient sites.
Total length: 125 miles
Total driving time: 4.5 hours
Portions of the byway are unpaved gravel but suitable for travel in a family car.
The byway roughly follows the tracks of the nation’s largest narrow gauge railroad
system - the Denver and Rio Grande Railroad (D&RG). It links the D&RG with the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic RR. Both are remaining parts of the San Juan Extension, built in the early 1880's.
The byway skirts Chaco ruins, Chimney Rock National Monument and Navajo Lake, which is a major recreation area. It provides access to early logging, ranching and farming areas.
The byway is a gem well worth driving.