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3.4 out of 5 Rider Rating 3.4
7 Reviews

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By Guest (0 McR Points) on May 31, 2007

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Guest
January 22, 2010
This is a great stretch of road, with…
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JDHAZLE
8 McR Points
May 15, 2020
Very nice ride, almost a 4-star. Lots of very…
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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.

Drive Enjoyment

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.

Tourism Opportunities

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.

Motorcycle Road Additional info

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US 60 - Socorro to Springerville
US 60 - Socorro to Springerville
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Guest
January 22, 2010
0 McR Points
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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JDHAZLE
May 15, 2020
8 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Cruiser
Very nice ride, almost a 4-star. Lots of very nice scenery mixed with some pretty vistas of the high desert meadows. Several small towns to stop and take a break. Road is generally in very good shape with a few stretches of patched road, but not bad at all.
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PhaedrusFlyz
June 2, 2020
149 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Cruiser
A nice ride at higher elevations. I'd stop in Pie Town for a slice of pie (what else would you stop for?) and also at VLA (Very Large Array). It's cool to view the exhibits and take a tour if you have the time.
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