Trail of the Mountain Spirits Scenic Byway

National Scenic BywayNew Mexico

Driving 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.