The county has approximately 320 miles of road in its infrastructure, of which approximately 40 miles are paved or chip sealed and 280 miles are gravel. These roads are put into categories, primary and secondary, consisting of arterial roads, collector roads, and residential roads. Primary roads receive as many bladings as necessary per year. Secondary roads are scheduled to receive one blading per year but we try to blade them more if necessary.
There are 20 major bridges and seven minor bridges in the road and bridge infrastructure maintained by the county. The federal government requires bridges to be inspected every two years by qualified inspectors.
The Road and Bridge Department also blades 172 miles of Forest Service roads. Archuleta County receives Highway Users Tax funds (HUTF) on all the Forest Service roads the county maintains.