The New Mexico section of the TAT is fairly short, at only 72 miles. You’ll be starting on Hwy #18 at the state line of New Mexico and Oklahoma, which is just a few miles west of Boise City, Oklahoma, and ending in Branson, Colorado.
New Mexico is a mixture of dirt based roads and hard-packed gravel. When the roads are dry, the riding is fast and can be dusty. If the roads are wet, then you’ll be dealing with slippery, sloppy mud.
At mile marker #56.77, take a right turn and head up several switchbacks to the Colorado state line. If you miss this turn, you will end up at a ranch and you do not want to do that, so stay on the trail.
New Mexico includes the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, complete with incredible rolling hills and valleys.
Note: Branson is just a short ride to Trinidad, CO with several good motels and restaurants.