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The Chama NM Loop is located in Northern New Mexico and Southern Colorado.  Starting in Chama, this ride heads South through the valley and farmlands to Tierra Amarilla before turning West onto Highway 64. From there it is a short ride across the valley floor before the road starts a long climb up the hills to cross the top at the Brazos Summit.


From the Brazos Summit it is a gentle curving ride down the other side to the town of Tres Piedras where the route turns back North.  From Tres Piedras, the route makes a quick dash across the desert to the town of Antonito where there is gas and other amenities.


After Antonito, the route follows the Conejos River up a long valley before eventually crossing the river to begin the winding climb up and over the next pass.  This section of the ride includes several switchbacks and tight curves during the climb to La Manga Pass.


Once the pass has been crossed, the road slowly descends as it follows the rolling hills along the crest.  At the Cumbres Pass RR Station the path drops more quickly and has more curves on its way to the valley floor below.  Crossing back into New Mexico, it is a short ride back to the starting point in Chama.

Motorcycle Rides, Colorado, New Mexico, Conejos, Tierra Amarilla, Tres Piedras, Chromo, Cebolla

Location:  Northern New Mexico, Southern Colorado

Approximate Mileage:  150  miles

Estimated Riding Time:  3   Hours 

Surface:  Paved



Hwy 64 Overlook, Brazos Summit, Tres Piedras Water Tower, Aldo Leopold House, Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad, Cumbres Pass Railroad Station, Cano’s Castle

Chama NM Loop

  • If you are riding with a group, we ask that every person using our route for navigation purchase their own copy.

    In order to encourage this, we are happy to offer a discount for group purchases. Please contact us after purchasing 1 item at full price, and we will set up a coupon code that will give everyone in your group 50% off of the same item.

  • Our digital routes are designed to operate in most GPS devices.  In addition to GPSs, our routes should work with several smartphone apps.  They will NOT work on Google Maps or Apple Maps.


    If you plan on using a smartphone app, we recommend the REVER app.  REVER will work with both Android and iOS and in addition to navigation it has many other great features.


    For best results in REVER, download the route to your computer first, then import into your smartphone.  Turn by turn may not work, so we recommend that you utilize the "Follow the Line" option. 


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