Chromo to Chama

Most local road bikers avoid riding south of Pagosa on Hwy 84 because there is not much of a shoulder and the summer traffic can be high at times (visualize lumbering RV's).
 
By starting in Chromo (23 miles south of Pagosa), however, you can expect a very pleasant ride.  At the New Mexico border, a wide shoulder begins (and there's even a "snooze bar"). 
 
This out-and-back ride is about 45 miles.  You can add a couple more miles by riding into the heart of town, watch the steam locomotives coming and going, and drinking a cup of java in the shade of a tree before heading back.
 
 Note:  You should be able to manipulate the Google map, below, to zoom in, click and drag, and see different terrain and satellite images.
 

Chromo to Chama

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