By Muriel Eason
Special to The SUN
The Tracks Across Borders Byway (TABB) Charter Commission met in Pagosa Springs on Sunday, May 31, to get organized and make plans to activate the newly approved byway.
The TABB, approved by both the states of Colorado and New Mexico, connects the village of Chama, N.M., to Durango via existing roadways, following the route of the 1880s Denver and Rio Grande narrow gauge San Juan Extension, often on top of the original road grade, near many historic railroad remnants, through ghost towns and the lands of the Jicarilla Apache and Southern Utes and to the recreational gems of Navajo Lake State Park and Chimney Rock National Monument. The roads are remote and rustic at times, but they themselves are the pathway of the past and will soon be better marked to prepare visitors.