Tierra Amarilla to Tres Piedras

Tierra Amarilla (T.A.) is about 61 mile south of Pagosa Springs (through Chama, NM).  This route begins at the junction of US 84 & US 64, just south of T.A.).
 
With a little creative wandering, you can turn this route into a century ride:  the mileage from the US 64 junction to Tres Piedras is 48.6 miles.  Of course, you are free to ride as far and as long as you want.
 
One nice feature of this ride, similar to the Chama/Antonito ride, is that the road doesn't immediately descend the back side of the mountain after you reach the summit.  There is a wonderful, rolling road across a high mountain plateau for many miles.
 
As with all high mountain rides, be sure to bring extra foul weather gear:  you never know!
 
 
 
 
 
Note:  You should be able to manipulate the Google map, below, to zoom in, click and drag, and see different terrain and satellite images.
 

Tierra Amarilla to Tres Piedras

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