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Looking for any suggestions on rides in northern New Mexico, sw colorado.. starting to plan a trip that way last week of Sept 2015, and looking for any suggested routes... Have ridden most of the southern colorado routes, but am interested in any nice routes thru new mexico, that could be used to go back into colorado... leaving from the KC area.
 

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Do a search for Rockies Gold, the older threads should bring up a bunch of rides.
 

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Antonito, Co to Chama, NM and down to Taos, Las Vegas etc is fun
Great ride takes you over LaMagna Pass into Chama, site of the Cumbres & Toltec RR, a narrow gauge line that is nice. If you do take the train, just go half way to the half way house out of Chama, the last half is not all that.
http://cumbrestoltec.com/
in Chama the High Country is a great place to eat
http://www.thehighcountrychama.com/

from Chama south to Taos and the enchanted loop, go counter clockwise to Red River then on down to Angel Fire watch the critters, they are there.
http://www.enchantedcircle.org/
From angel Fire go south on 434 to Las Vegas then double back to Madrid (pronounces Mad rid, not Ma drid)
(about time stamp 101 picks up 434)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MNMbm5Lr2bk

Just off of 434 was some of the filming for Lonesome Dove, Madrid was the location of Maggies Cafe of Wild Hogs. (the cafe is still there but it is a movie set) The town Madrid was a ghost town that turned into a hippie commune that later has now become an artist Meca.
The Mine Shaft Tavern in Chama is a biker stop on the weekend, they have a band at time; interesting and decent food.
http://www.themineshafttavern.com/

I would then head to Pagosa Springs, Durango and pick up hwy 550, the million dollar highway to Silverton; we always stay in Ouray....great town.
 
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