Department of Transportation.
The Trail of the Mountain Spirits beckons. Go where the spirits of miners, homesteaders, Indians, Spanish explorers, and mountain men have left their marks. Cross the Continental Divide, experience the wild Gila River, walk amongst the ruins of ancients to sense life before history, and hear the sounds of solitude.
Getting to the Byway:
Las Cruces, NM
Navigating the Byway:
* Starting in Silver City at the junction of E Broadway St and NM-90, travel north on NM-90 to Hwy 180. * Take Hwy 180 to junction with NM-15. Here the byway splits into two sections. _North Section_ * Travel north on NM-15 through Pinos Altos. * Continue north on NM-15 until byway meets up with East Section at junction of NM-15 and NM-35. _East Section_ * Take Hwy 180 east and exit onto NM-152 east of Santa Clara. * Continue on NM-152 until the junction with NM-35. * Take NM-35 northwest through Mimbres and continue until byway meets up with North Section at junction of NM-15 and NM-35. * From the junction of NM-15 and NM-35, take NM-15 north to byway terminus near the Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument.