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Old 03-14-2014, 09:28 AM   #1
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DFW - Raton - Denver 287 or 1061/US 385?

Traveling in May to Raton, NM and the google tells me to go up the FM 1061 to US 385 from Amarillo instead of 287 north through Dumas.

I've been told that route called the Boy's Ranch Highway and that it is ok but narrow at places. This is from Amarillo to Raton. I've only had experience going north out of Amarillo to Dumas and then west to Hwy 87 Dalhart to Raton...

Anyone have experience on that route?

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Take Farm to Market 1061/Tascosa Rd and Ranch Rd 1061 to US-385 N in Oldham County
35.3 mi / 36 min

Merge onto I-40 Frontage Rd
0.3 mi

Turn right onto Bell St
1.3 mi

Continue onto W Amarillo Blvd
0.2 mi

Turn left onto Farm to Market Rd 1061 N
0.8 mi

Continue onto Farm to Market 1061/Tascosa Rd
14.0 mi

Continue onto Farm to Market Rd 1061
1.1 mi

Continue onto Farm to Market 1061
11.8 mi

Continue onto Ranch Rd 1061
5.8 mi
Take US-87 N to Tiger Dr in Raton
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Travel that route about every 6 weeks. Boys Ranch road ok but narrow in spots, lots of sand drifting/blowing and not infrequent very bad accidents. No shoulders for many miles.
Use 287-much better road, safer and largely 4 lane with generous shoulders.
Prepare for WIND.
Good luck, yell if more questions.
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US 287 north of the Texas border in Oklahoma is about the roughest road I've ever ridden on. I thought it was going to beat my coach to pieces. I wouldn't recommend that stretch of highway. That was back in August of this year.
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Amarillo to Dumas, Dumas to Clayton, NM, Clayton to Raton. Done it dozens of times and it is the best route.
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Amarillo to Dumas, Dumas to Clayton, NM, Clayton to Raton. Done it dozens of times and it is the best route.
I agree.
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I'm planning on going that route in the summer, and my trip planner also wanted to route me on FM1061. I looked at the routes on Google Earth and Maps, and the mileage saved is negligible. I'm staying on 287 to Dumas, 87 through Clayton to Raton -- unless I decide to stay on 287 all the way to I70 at Limon, CO.
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Yes, GFS I agree, 287 is a two lane highway too which that 'boys ranch' road gets pretty narrow in places.

If the time/distance is negligible then I'm doing the 287 too.

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I took Amarillo Dumas Clayton and had no problems. Nice highways, all good.

I recommend that route....
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What about Raton Pass in a Class C . . . . ??
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What about Raton Pass in a Class C . . . . ??
Just through the Raton Pass northbound to Pueblo. No problem for our 33' gasser.
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Amarillo to Dumas, Dumas to Clayton, NM, Clayton to Raton. Done it dozens of times and it is the best route.
Recommend this also, just did it 2 weeks ago.
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We are going that same from Tulsa to Raton to South Fork, CO. We have traveled that way many time but not pulling rv. We are thinking it is too far to travel from Tulsa to Raton to spend the night. Anyone know of a good over night place so we don't have to travel quite that far in one day?
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You are sooooo right !

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US 287 north of the Texas border in Oklahoma is about the roughest road I've ever ridden on. I thought it was going to beat my coach to pieces. I wouldn't recommend that stretch of highway. That was back in August of this year.
I had read your comment a couple of weeks ago and could not believe it could be that bad, and besides it is not that long of a road. So I took it on our way to Yellowstone. Worst road I have ever been on. Only one section near Boise City for about 6 miles is actually to any degree . . . . Up and Down, Up and Down, the wind, the rough road . . . . I will never go down that road again.
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Sorry to hear the haven't gotten after that yet. I go quite a distance out of my way to avoid that stretch of road.
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