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6   in New Mexico New Mexico63 Miles

Motorcycle Roads NM 152

By Anonymous
on February 1, 2003

4.4out of 5

18 Riders rated

 Scenery

 Road Quality

 Roadside Amenities

Written Directions

Just start in Silver City, NM and take NM 152 east all the way to Caballo, NM.

Scenery

This road is great continuous hairpins with rapid elevation changes, great scenery, camping, lot's of trees. Almost no police officers. This road is hard, you'll only average about 40 miles per hour going hard, lot's of knee skidding.

Road Quality

A solid 4-star rating because of all the twists, turns, and hairpins.

Roadside Amenities

Don't take this route for the things to do along the way ... take it for the driving experience. There is not too much to do along the way except for camping. .

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 rideride
on August 9, 2014 1 out of 1 members found this review useful.

5.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2006

Motorcycle Make CBR

Motorcycle Type Sport

Amazing road. I used it as a way to get from the interstate 25 to Silver City. I was amazed by what I enountered. I rode the Coronado Trail the next day and NM 152 is just as fun, if not more technical. Thia road is fun at the speed limit or less. Watch for any rocks on the road and look out for the cattle guards in corners or at the exit of a corner. Usually not an issue but could cause an issue if leaned over to far. Watch for cattle napping by the road as well.

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By rideride
on August 9, 2014 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

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Motorcycle Year 2006

Motorcycle Make CBR

Motorcycle Type Sport

Amazing road. I used it as a way to get from the interstate 25 to Silver City. I was amazed by what I enountered. I rode the Coronado Trail the next day and NM 152 is just as fun, if not more technical. Thia road is fun at the speed limit or less. Watch for any rocks on the road and look out for the cattle guards in corners or at the exit of a corner. Usually not an issue but could cause an issue if leaned over to far. Watch for cattle napping by the road as well.

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By Guest
on July 10, 2013 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

No Rating Provided

Motorcycle Year 2009

Motorcycle Make Harley

Motorcycle Type Cruiser

My wife and I made this ride in early June of 2013. She's a guttsy lady rider that just loved this road. One of our most fun rides ever. Take it slow and enjoy the scenery. It's spectacular.

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By Guest
on May 31, 2013 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

5.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2002

Motorcycle Make BMW

Motorcycle Type Sport-Touring

This is a must ride. Great road. Tight twisties. Beautiful views if you have a chance to take your eyes off the road. But once I reached Silver City, I wish I would have turned around and rode it again. Instead went west on 180 and up 12. 180 was just ok. And 12 was a conplete bore.

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By Guest
on August 6, 2012 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

4.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2012

Motorcycle Make Victory Cross Country Tour

Motorcycle Type Touring

What a surprise! This road was made for motorcycles, BUT you'd better like LOTS of hairpins and curves. A few troublesome black snakes in the sweltering sun, otherwise a reasonable surface. Was 101 leaving Caballo, so most of the ride was HOT Mid-May. Go for the ride, not the destination. Otherwise you will be frustrated by the time you get there...lots of 10-15 mph curves. Beautiful scenery!

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By Guest
on April 4, 2011 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

4.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 1998

Motorcycle Make Honda

Motorcycle Type Cruiser

Rode this yesterday (Twice!) in extreme wind and still have to say its one of my favorite rides ever. Almost continuous curves, switchbacks, and exchanges until you get to Hillsboro from Silver City. The only other road that even compares that I have ridden is the River Road outside of Big Bend. Lots of dragging footpegs and face splitting grins. The quality of the road is fairly good however during this time of year there is a light spray of gravel in some areas that will more tha likely clear as the season progresses. There isn't any fuel throughout this ride so it would be best to fuel up before in sliver city or at the end of the ride at the little rv/ gas station past the four way stop under the bridge in Caballo.

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By Guest
on February 4, 2011 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

5.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2007

Motorcycle Make Honda

Motorcycle Type Cruiser

This is just one outstanding road. The thrill is the scenery, not the speed. I fell in love with this road traveling down from the Painted Desert and heading out through Siver City. Don't forget about The Catwalk on 180 just on the west side of Siver City. This is a great ride!!! You cannot go wrong.

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By Guest
on January 12, 2011 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

4.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 1997

Motorcycle Make Honda

Motorcycle Type Cruiser

Stayed over night in Silver City and hit the road early in the morning, riding east into the rising sun was a huge mistake. Some of the curves take you from twilight, right into blinding sunlight. Also even in July, there was still some early morning ice on the road. However, our early start did treat us to couple sighting of deer and elk.

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By Guest
on January 7, 2011 0 out of 1 members found this review useful.

No Rating Provided

Motorcycle Year 2008

Motorcycle Make Harley-Davidson

Motorcycle Type Other

Can you ride this road in February or is there snow?

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By Guest
on October 5, 2010 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

4.5out of 5

Motorcycle Year 1993

Motorcycle Make Honda

Motorcycle Type Sport-Touring

Just did the 152 from Silver City to Caballo, unfortunately it just got a new coat and is full of loose gravel. 15mph is fast right now. Skip this awesome road till spring when hopefully all the gravel is gone.

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By Guest
on August 14, 2010 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

4.5out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2004

Motorcycle Make BMW

Motorcycle Type Sport-Touring

Rode down from Santa Fe and cut across on 152 down to I-10 on our way to Phoenix. I gotta say, this stretch of road is one of the best kept secrets in the entire US. We never expected to see such beautiful mountainous terrain! In what had been up to that point on our ride nothing more than barren desert, we were extremely suprised with how this remote section of the state had eluded publicity. I had never seen anything as crazy as cows, YES I said COWS walking up the middle of the road like they hadn't a care in the world. Deer were popping out all over the place so keep your head up and stay at a safe pace to allow for quick braking just in case one decides to jump in your path. We stayed the night in Silver City and continued the next morning on Route 90 down to Lordsburg which was a very nice stretch of road as well. From there we hit the I-10 to Phoenix. Definitely want to make it back to ride this area again someday. 4 1/2 stars for sure...the only reason I can't give it 5 stars is because no roadside amenities and the actual road surface is very coarse...not the smoothest surface by far but all the turns and scenery make it worth while.

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By Guest
on May 26, 2010 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

4.5out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2007

Motorcycle Make Honda

Motorcycle Type Cruiser

Hwy 152 is a incredbile ride and is well worth checking out. I ride a Shadow 750C2 and I love the ride. Cruisers, be prepared to grind some pegs or floorboards. I have pushed hard a few times and averaged 35mph grinding pegs on almost every corner. Fast or slow the road is beautiful in the summer. There can be sand, gravel and some snow in the spring so be cautious. Most of the road shoulders are gravel and they love to claim victims. Make sure to fill up in Hatch or Silver City depending on where you are coming from. Dont forget the camera.

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By Guest
on May 18, 2010 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

3.5out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2009

Motorcycle Make Ducati

Motorcycle Type Sport

Recent improvements make this road a great ride from Hillsboro to Silver City. Be aware of the time of year, as grit from snows can remain on the road for a few weeks. Always good in the summer. Fuel is only at the end of the route, so Hatch, NM and Silver City, NM are musts for gas.

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By Guest
on October 12, 2009 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

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Motorcycle Year

Motorcycle Make

Motorcycle Type

This road is second only to the Needles out of Custer in South Dakota in my book. Heck, I ride the 300 miles from Tucson to T or C just to come back through the Black Range (Hwy 152). I have been riding this for a year and never get tired of it. Do watch for the deer.

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By Guest
on July 18, 2009 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

4.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 1981

Motorcycle Make OTHER

Motorcycle Type Other

Living in Truth or Consequences I have made this ride many times going to Silver City. It's one of those "go for the ride, not the destination" routes. Don't get me wrong- Silver City is great, but the ride is awesome. Just don't get in a hurry or you'll wind up in one of those deep canyons or wiping out a deer! Ride safe!

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By Guest
on August 29, 2008 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

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Motorcycle Year 2006

Motorcycle Make OTHER

Motorcycle Type Cruiser

This road is a great ride. There is beatiful scenery along the way.

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By Guest
on July 16, 2008 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

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Motorcycle Year 2005

Motorcycle Make Honda

Motorcycle Type Cruiser

Also bear in mind that there are over 100 hairpin turns on this road between Silver City and Caballo, with top speeds on a cruiser at 10 - 15 mph on those curves, and you can still scrape floorboards, and not much by way of guardrails. It's an awesome ride! Just take it slow and enjoy!

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By Guest
on June 20, 2008 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

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Motorcycle Year 2004

Motorcycle Make Honda

Motorcycle Type Cruiser

This has got to be one of the best rides in New Mexico. I took my time just to injoy it, no cars but some wild life keep your eyes open looking for deer. This is a must ride if your in Southwest New Mexico.

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