Geronimo Trail National Scenic Byway

Explore the Byway

Awesome Scenery, Rich History

The Geronimo Trail National Scenice Byway starts and ends in the Gila Wilderness. For those with 4-wheel drive, Forest Service Road 150 completes the loop. The Trail goes from mountain forests to dry desert and scrub-dotted hills, and past two of the largest lakes in New Mexico.

138 Miles

Driving north from the Visitor Center in T or C, the distance to Beaverhead is approximately 82 miles one way. Distance from the Visitor Center to San Lorenzo at the southern end of the trail is about 56 miles one way. A few great side trips are available, possibly adding to your mileage and travel time.

How to Get Here

The Byway is located in southern New Mexico, in Sierra County. Sierra County is easily accessible from the north or south via Interstate Highway 25. The closest east-west Interstates are I-40 (through Albuquerque) and I-10 (via Las Cruces).

Trail Segments

The trail can be driven end-to-end in a day, but we recommend you stop and explore some of the sites along the way.

The Northern Route

Beaverhead, Chloride, Winston, Monticello, Cuchillo

On the Rio Grande

Truth or Consequences, Elephant Butte, Williamsburg, Caballo

The Southern Route

Emory Pass, Kingston, Hillsboro, Lake Valley, San Lorenzo

Travel Advice

Read our tips before you go.

Open Daily

Visitor Center

The Geronimo Trail National Scenic Byway Visitor Center is located at 301 S. Foch (at Sims), between Main and Broadway in downtown Truth or Consequences.

Geronimo Trail National Scenic Byway Visitor Center