Narrow Gauge Scenic Byway


  • Designation
  • LocationNM
  • Length10 miles
Statewide Byway Partners
New Mexico Department of Transportation
New Mexico Tourism Department
Narrow Gauge Scenic Byway


This byway began as a primitive trail shaped by early settlers and miners and in 1877, became a crude toll road. Today this remote road travels through dramatic landscapes. Interstate 9 now parallels or overlays about 10 miles of the old railroad bed from Dulce northeast to the Colorado border. A short segment of original track lies at the intersection of US 64 and I-9, now called the Narrow Gauge Street in Dulce. Northward, the road narrows and rock crops and tall pines hang over the road. This route should not be traveled in wet or very cold weather.

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