New Mexico Motorcycle Roads and Trips

The continental divide runs from north to south down the center of The Land of Enchantment. The best motorcycle rides in northern New Mexico (NM) will usually involve exploring the southern stretches of the Rocky Mountains with it's alpine mountain scenery. Additionally, great motorcycle roads are found along the state's western boarder with Arizona where they will find stretches of green mountain ranges. However most of the rest of the state is made up of arid, rocky, canyon rich and sun baked scenery. Some of the most popular stops for motorcycle riders are the Billy the Kid Museum, the Carlsbad Caverns, and the town of Santa Fe, NM.




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February 18, 2015
New Mexico's Turquoise Trail (State Road 14) goes from just south of Santa Fe to just east of Albuquerque. You will drive...
This is a good road all the way, you have to really slow down in Madrid as the road is really narrow...
The route is SR14 from Sante Fe down south to I-40 (just past Cider Crest).

To start from the north,...
September 3, 2014
From Taos heading south there will be plenty of tall pines with sweeping curves, hills and valleys along with small communities, art...
Overall average, you must watch for sand and gravel washed across the roadway on curves after a rain.
From Taos, NM 68 S. to 518 turn left, you will turn right on 75,then left on 76, another left on 503,this...
July 6, 2014
Lush Forest at the beginning of the ride with a road that will snake you through a dappled sunlight forest (best before...
Some areas of new pavement or fairly new chip seal that has been driven on and swept so that there is no...
Starting in Taos, take 585 East to meet up woth 64 if you are in the South side of Taos or just...
June 19, 2014
This is a section of the old Route 66 and goes past the tram, Sandia Casino, Shady Lakes and follows the back...
Lots of flat straight road, some curves. Nice scenic ride
Starting at the corner of Central and Tramway in Albuquerque, Follow Tramway North past Sandia Casino to join Highway 313 (old Route...
June 9, 2014
Rivers, mountains, fields, just a beautiful ride. Taos Canyon has plenty of twisties but a fair amount of traffic.
I haven't ridden this in awhile and can't comment on the road condition. But as far as the turns go, it has...
Head east on US 64 from Taos to Angel Fire NM. When you get to Angel Fire, turn right on Route 434...
April 27, 2013
Farmlands plus pecan groves even a cotton field thrown in and horse ranches along with Llamas, vineyards, 3 wineries along the way...
Flat with easy gentle curves thrown in, road condition is average smooth; traffic is light during the week, not sure about the...
Sunland Park, NM. route 273 McNutt Rd. north to 28 "Don Juan De Onate Trail" to La Mesilla historic old town.
May 13, 2012
This is a beutifule route with great scenery and twisting roads. High altitude. Not much traffic.
Good road quality. Lots of twists. No gas stations. Beautiful scenery.
Take Route 48 east-southeast out of Ruidoso to US 70. Go southwest (right) on US 70 then take a left on to...
May 23, 2011
Climb out of the alpine meadows of Apline, AZ and travel through nearly all of the habitat zones available in New Mexico....
Frost heaves took their toll on the early portion of the road in New Mexico. Watch out for areas where the asphalt...
This route begins in extreme eastern Arizona in a little town called Alpine, AZ at the intersection of US 191 (Coronado Scenic...
May 19, 2011
Average to fair scenery quality. Mountains to your 12 on the beginning of the journey, they draw closer on your 10 and...
Some potholes along edge of road, otherwise a very nice ride. Nice elevation changes but nothing too serious. Wish I would have...
Navigate to HWY 246 in ROSWELL, head west on 246 to CAPITAN. Once you reach hwy 246 you can't get lost.
May 15, 2011
None better, especially in the fall. Rocky Mountains, National Forests, and high desert. Route can be shorted or modified for any length...
Excellent in some places, a bit poor in others. Minor construction delays but worth it knowing the improvements are being made. Stretch...
Start Albuquerque, NM. I-25 North to Bernalillo, exit 242 Highway 550. Highway 550 west to San Ysidro, NM Hwy 4. NM Hwy...
August 1, 2008
This is a Beautiful ride through Lincoln National Forest. There are lots of farms/ranches in the valley to Cloudcroft. After Cloudcroft you...
This road has excellent twists, especially south of Cloudcroft, and has plenty of ups and downs, as you would expect from being...
Start at the intersection of NM route 244 and US Highway 70 (just southwest of Ruidoso and northwest of Mescalero). From here...
June 1, 2007
A nice ride through remote a maintain landscape with ranches, meadows, with more elk than people! Temperatures range from 32 degrees to...
The road is in good shape. It is a mountain road so expect some twists and turns but for the most part...
This route is very easy to find and follow. Just start out in Socorro, NM and take US 60 west all the...
December 1, 2006
You'll be driving through the Gila National Forest which has truly incredible scenery that includes high alpine mountain settings including lush...
The roads are well kept and some of the roads that cover the mountain sections have great twists and turns as well...
Start in Silver City, NM and take 152 east toward the huge Chino mine. In the town of San Lorenzo, you'll find...
November 1, 2006
Great high desert scenery. Mountains on your right and canyons on your left! Travel through and next to Cibola National Forest. Quaint...
Good pavement, "foot peg scrapping curves," and plenty of places to catch the shoulder and take in the scenery. ...
Start your route in Cedar Crest, NM (about 20 miles due East of Albuquerque, NM). Initially you'll start on State Route 14...
August 1, 2006
The terrain frequently changes and the views are spectacular. There are several overlooks on the twisties and the gently sloping hills/curves provide...
The road has a good combination of twisties near White Rock, over the top of Bandelier National Monument, and south of the...
Start your route in the town of White Rock, NM. Take Rt 4 north out of town until you get to SR...
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Checkout Upcoming Motorcycle Events in New Mexico

2016-05-22 : 2015-05-24

Silver City Blues & Bikes Festival - 20th Annual

The Silver City Blues & Bikes Festival - 20th Annual will be held on May 22nd-24th, 2015 at the Gough Park in Silver City, NM. SCHEDULE: May 22, 2015 All Day - American Motor Drome Co. Wall of Death 11:00 am - 5:00 pm People's Choice Bike Show 5:00 pm People's Choice Bike Awards 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm The Noodles/Gough Park 7:00 - 10:30 pm Country Blues Revue/Billy’s BBQ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm Dusty Low from El Paso, TX/Q’s Southern Bistro 9:00 pm - 12:00 am Guitar Slim/Little Toad Creek downtown May 23, 2015 All Day - American Motor Drome Co. Wall of Death 12:15 pm 1:15 pm Rhythm Mystic and Brandon Perrault 1:45 om - 2:45 pm Guitar Slim 3:15 - 4:45 pm Bad News Blues Band 4:45 pm Live Auction “Pancho Villa Rides Again” 5:15 pm - 6:45 pm Janiva Magness 7:15 pm - 9:00 pm The Taj Mahal Trio May 24, 2015 All Day - American Motor Drome Co. Wall of Death 12:00 pm 1:00 pm The Greenwood Misses 1:30 pm - 2:45 pm The Pleasure Pilots 3:15 pm - 4:45 pm Andy T Nick Nixon Band 5:15 pm - 6:45 pm The Campbell Brothers ~2

2015-06-06 : 2015-06-06

Rockabilly On The Route: Classic Car & Vintage Bike Show

Presented by Pink Flamingo Productions. Hosted by Voodoo Creeps C.C. & Duke City Rockers. Benefit for New Mexico Route 66 Museum. Biggest event of it's kind in New Mexico and on Route 66. The Bike & Car Show is Saturday, June 6th from 9:30am to 4pm. Bands include Wayne "The Train" Hancock, The Creepshow and more! Also a Burlesque, Burn-Out, Pin-Up Contest, Cruise, Bowling, Drive-In, Swap Meet & more. Cars & Bikes can pre-register on the website.

2015-06-05 : 2015-06-06

Rockabilly On The Route: Music, Classic Car & Vintage Motorcycle Festival in New Mexico on R66

I am contacting you about the Wheels On 66 Classic Car & Vintage Motorcycle Show and Burn-Out which is part of the 3rd Annual Rockabilly On The Route Festival we are doing on Route 66 in Tucumcari, NM. The Voodoo Creeps Car Clubs and Duke City Rockers of New Mexico are hosting the Car & Bike Show and related Events which are happening on Saturday, June 7 in Tucumcari, New Mexico as part of the Festival. It is the biggest event of it's kind in New Mexico and on Route 66! Rockabilly On The Route is a benefit for the New Mexico Route 66 Museum. We have bands playing from around the world including Japan and Columbia and headliners include Wayne "The Train" Hancock, The Creepshow and more ... over 20 bands. There will also be a Burn-Out, Cruise on 66, A Miss Rockabilly Route 66 Pin-Up Contest, Tiki Pool Party, Bowling Event, Pop-Up Drive-In, Swap Meet and more over 4 Action-Packed Days! Early Bird Festival Passes are On Sale Now at: http://www.rockabillyontheroute.com/#!tickets/c229n Register your car or bike in advance for the show here: http://www.rockabillyontheroute.com/#!classiccarbikeregister/c1ory or register the day of at the festival. You can see more info on the fest here: http://rockabillyontheroute.com/ or on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/RockabillyontheRoute If you could help spread the word to your members and other Classic Car & Vintage Motorcycle fans it would be greatly appreciated. DETAILS: - Saturday, June 6th: Wheels On 66 Classic Car & Vintage Bike Show - Includes Burn-Out, Awards, Parade, Live Music, Pin-Up Contest, Tattoo Contest and More - Part of Rockabilly On The Route 4 Day Festival - Registration for Car & Bike Show is $15 - includes a Commemorative Show Dash Plaque - Location: Tucumcari, New Mexico on Route 66 - Address: Convention Center, 1500 Route 66, Tucumcari, NM 88401 I look forward to talking with you further. Much Thanks, Simon

2015-05-22 : 2015-05-24

Silver City Blues & Bikes Festival

The Mimbres Region Arts Council’s (MRAC) unparalleled Blues Festival, the last remaining FREE Blues Festival in the Southwest, celebrates 20 extraordinary years of success with a new name, the Silver City Blues & Bikes Festival, and an expansion that will include a third full day of motorcycle related activities on Friday, May 22 in and around Gough Park. Blues Hall of Famer, Lifetime Achievement and 2-time Grammy award winner Taj Mahal will headline the festival Saturday night, May 23. The festival runs through Sunday afternoon, May 24, featuring the Campbell Brothers as Sunday headliners. Presented in and around Silver City's Gough Park, the Silver City Blues & Bikes Festival is the same great festival you’ve come to expect, renamed and expanded for a total Blues & Bikes Lovers Experience. Friday’s expanded events will include the People’s Choice Bike Show, judged by festival attendees in two categories: early 1900s to 1984 and 1985 to present day; the American Wall of Death Thrill Show (www.americanwallofdeath.com/), 50+ vendors; a Gila Wilderness bike run; custom bike builders and other high quality bike-themed vendors. The MRAC is thrilled at the extraordinary opportunity to present internationally renowned blues powerhouse Taj Mahal in Silver City, New Mexico. Composer, multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Taj Mahal is one of the most prominent and influential figures in late 20th century blues and roots music. Says Taj Mahal, “I apply the warrior energy to the blues.” In addition the Blues Festival hosts a diverse array of artisans from across the region. Handmade and one-of-a-kind fiber arts pieces, pottery, and jewelry can be found in the Artisans Alley framing the park. The Festival will offer a beer garden and over 20 food vendor booths providing a variety of traditional festival and ethnic foods.

2015-05-21 : 2015-05-25

33rd Annual: Red River Memorial Day Motorcycle Rally

What: 33rd Annual: Red River Memorial Day Motorcycle Rally When: May 21-25, 2015 Where: Red River, NM Come and join us, let's celebrate and have a great time. Sing and dance with the live music on a crazy party. Enjoy what our vendors offer - from leather and lace to food and services. Aside from the 50/50 raffle drawing, there will be ceremonies, parade and a lot more. ~2

     

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