Driving the old Barlow and Sanderson stage route on the Silver Thread Scenic and Historic Byway, you’ll see signs of past miners, explorers and early settlers and feel like you’re a stagecoach passenger on a trek through the wilds of the 1800s. Enjoy the route punctuated with untouched mountain wilderness, forests, deserts, historic Wild West-era structures and desolate reminders of the mining boom.