New Scenic and Historic Byway goes before Transportation Commission


By Lenore Bates
Special to The SUN

Colorado’s Byways Commission is asking the state Transportation Commission to approve and designate a new Scenic and Historic Byway through southwestern Colorado and northern New Mexico.

The proposed Tracks Across Borders Byway would follow the route of the historic narrow gauge portion of the Denver and Rio Grande Railroad (D&RG) between Durango and Chama, N.M., through Archuleta County. Many segments include travel on the original railroad grade, near many railroad remnants and through numerous ghost towns. In addition to travel through two states, it also would offer stories related to the Native American and Hispanic cultures and stunning scenery.

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