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10 New Mexico True Stories You Must Experience to Believe

No. 8 Here, legendary outlaws serve their sentences on scenic byways.

The outlaws themselves are long gone.

But their legends remain. The snowy peaks, rolling rivers, orchards and ranchlands along the Billy the Kid Byway were once the backdrop for gunfights, horse rustling and more. From the one-horse, one-street town of Lincoln where Billy the Kid and Pat Garrett sparred to the bustling ski-town ruckus of Ruidoso, consider the byway your firsthand look into the legendary West.


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