Two days ago I shared my Albuquerque-to-Telluride driving itinerary, and only one guy — CMed1 — pointed out that 550 north to Durango is the fastest way of all. I did some checking and realized this was so. Three to four hours driving time. So no more Chama — that’s history. Thanks loads to all the experienced, knowledgable drivers who’ve travelled between these two cities and failed to mention the 550, and thanks especially to CMed1.