State Highway 12 In New Mexico (Near Aragon, NM)Altitude: 7,312 feet
Nearest Towns West Of Divide: Aragon
Nearest Towns East of Divide: Horse Springs
In February 2008, one day I cycled from Reserve to Datil, a 68 mile distance along State Highway 12 in Catron County. This ride was part of my overall journey of bike across America ride, in which I began in San Diego, California and finished at Jekyll Island, Georgia.
It was a fairly cold morning and some snow flurries were still coming down after a
night of snowfall in western New Mexico. The sun did come out and by the time I arrived
at the Continental Divide, things had warmed up somewhat.
There were hardly any vehicles while I briefly rested at the divide, and I captured the photo above using the timer on my camera.
Disappointingly, this particular point on the divide did not have a name, at least based on the signage
on the road. Still, I was so happy to have made it up there.