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7   in New Mexico New Mexico153 Miles

Motorcycle Roads US 60 - Socorro to Springerville

By boulderbean
on June 1, 2007

4.5out of 5

3 Riders rated

 Scenery

 Road Quality

 Roadside Amenities

Written Directions

This route is very easy to find and follow. Just start out in Socorro, NM and take US 60 west all the way to then end point of Springerville, AZ. Along the way you'll go through Magdalena, NM and Datil, NM and Pie Town, NM and Quemado, NM and then Springerville, AZ. If desired you can continue on to Show Low AZ which is still on US 60.

Scenery

A nice ride through remote a maintain landscape with ranches, meadows, with more elk than people! Temperatures range from 32 degrees to 70 degrees and the area enjoys 350 sunny days a year. You'll travel through parts of the Cibola national forest as well.

Road Quality

The road is in good shape. It is a mountain road so expect some twists and turns but for the most part you can cruise at 60 mph. Get gas when you can as there are only a couple of towns with gas.

Roadside Amenities

You can stop and see the Very Large Array and also stop and have lunch in Datil and then a piece of pie in Pie Town ... which of course is famous for their pies.

Additional Info

- View the weather forecast for this area from Yahoo weather .

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What Riders Say About this Route Add Review & Rating

By Guest
on January 22, 2010 2 out of 2 members found this review useful.

4.5out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2003

Motorcycle Make Honda

Motorcycle Type Cruiser

This is a great stretch of road, with surprisingly little traffic for a main east / west highway. I have ridden it 3 times, east to west. I am not sure why I like it so much other than is my kind of riding and hopefully yours too. It is 160 miles or so long, with several different types of scenery to keep you occupied on this high plateau route. I always enjoy stopping at the VLA west of Magdalena, in fact Magdalena is always a neat little town to stop and take a break at, as well. Keep your tank full because there are not many places to gas up. I usually gas up in Socorro and then again midway at Datil. Datil has a nice little gas station, grocery store and restaurant all combined together, it is at the highway 12 intersection.The road travels in the 6,500 ft. elevation range with surrounding mountains in the Cibola National Forest that reach up to 10,000 ft. The road has several sweeping curves and undulating hills to traverse over and around, very entertaining. I hear Pie Town has nice pie, but I have not had the pleasure of sampling it. Just typing this comment gives me the fever to ride the road again, I can't wait. Enjoy, be careful and watch for elk.

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By Guest
on March 27, 2008 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

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Motorcycle Year 2001

Motorcycle Make Honda

Motorcycle Type Touring

Take the VLA telescope self guided tour. Very interesting. The meals at Pie Town are very good and the pies are fantastic at either the Daily Pie Cafe or the Pie-O-Neer Cafe. Kathy is a real treat at the Pie-O-Neer.

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By Guest
on January 30, 2008 0 out of 1 members found this review useful.

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Motorcycle Year 1983

Motorcycle Make Honda

Motorcycle Type Cruiser

I could spend a month in this area.The roads & scenery are just made for cycles,the most fun you can have with your clothes on.

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