|Directions:||There are several ways to travel this Byway. For example, you can begin the loop in Ruidoso and follow US 70 to Hondo. From Hondo, take US 380 to Capitan. In Capitan, get onto NM 48 and follow it back to Ruidoso.
The most direct way to access the Trail from each direction:
North: Take Hwy 54 to Carrizozo, then take Hwy 380 to Capitan.
South: Take Hwy 54 from Alamogordo to Hwy 70 to Ruidoso.
East: Take Hwy 380 from Roswell to Capitan.
West: Take Hwy 380 from San Antonia to Capitan.