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Old 05-30-2019, 08:00 AM   #1
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Taos to Chama on Highway 64

I see several threads on this but nothing less than a year old. Those threads indicate no problems with this route. We are in Taos, headed for Chama tomorrow. Wondering if anyone has taken this route recently and noted any problems to be aware of. We are towing 5er.

Thanks in advance for any info or suggestions.
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We've driven it but not recently. Hopefully someone will chime in. Overall, it's a good highway with some short grades but nothing big. Westbound you'll have about 5 miles of downhill at 6% with curves. Just downshift before you start down & take it slow. It's really not a biggie. It's a pretty drive!
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Old 05-30-2019, 08:50 PM   #3
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We've driven it but not recently. Hopefully someone will chime in. Overall, it's a good highway with some short grades but nothing big. Westbound you'll have about 5 miles of downhill at 6% with curves. Just downshift before you start down & take it slow. It's really not a biggie. It's a pretty drive!
Thanks for reply and info. Going that way tomorrow morning and looking forward to it.
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Took it last month. Nice route for anyone who appreciates two-lanes.
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Took it last month. Nice route for anyone who appreciates two-lanes.
Thanks, really appreciate recent experience.
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Do the train in Chama! Take the train to San Antonito and ride the bus back.
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Do the train in Chama! Take the train to San Antonito and ride the bus back.
That's the plan, thanks. Also doing Durango Silverton next week.
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Stop in Pagosa Springs for awesome soaks overlooking the river & town in concrete, immaculate pools of varying temperatures. We pack a small cooler and spend the whole morning there. So relaxing.
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Took the drive today, beautiful scenery. Very little traffic, took it slow and enjoyed the scenery. Still a good bit of snow up top. Road was decent, a few rough spots but nothing teeth-rattling. Roughest roads were in town coming through Taos. Grades were no problem, not as long or steep as those coming into Alamogordo from the east on US 82. That was 13 miles of 5 to 6% downgrade.

Thanks everyone for input. Gonna have to buy some swim gear to enjoy Pagosa Springs.
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Thanks for returning with an update. Wish more folks would do that. Glad it worked well for you.

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