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By raulmondragon (38 McR Points) on Apr 25, 2020

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Dan Erhard
49 McR Points
December 10, 2020
Very nice section of lower mountain road. Low…
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While traveling through I-25, take exit 63 and head west on NM highway 152 for 18 miles towards the historic city of Hillsboro, NM. Turn south on NM State Road 27, a 30 mile road full of fun rolling hills, tight turns into dangerous blind corners. This great ride ends near the ghost town of Nutt, NM when State Road 27 intersects with NM 26.

Scenery

As one travels upward enjoy a pristine countryside filled with rolling hills and twists and tight turns. To add to this beauty, take note and experience the surrounding Black Range Mountains which add to the splendor of this ride. Upon reaching Hillsboro the real fun and challenge begins. State Road 27, a 30 mile road full of fun rolling hills, tight turns into dangerous blind corners. As a testament to this roads. dangers, a multitude of crosses honoring those lost souls are clearly visible throughout this 30 mile trek. Springtime is perhaps the most beautiful time to visit due to the abundance of yellow poppy's that are everywhere, further adding to this majestic scene. This great ride ends near the ghost town of Nutt, NM when State Road 27 intersects with NM 26.

Drive Enjoyment

Both NM State Road 152 and 27 are in excellent condition. The twists and tight turns into blind corners as one approaches Hillsboro on both roads is superb along with the beautiful hilly scenery.

Tourism Opportunities

The ghost town of Nutt is very interesting, and the town of Hillsboro, is quite unique.

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Dan Erhard
December 10, 2020
49 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Sport - Touring
Very nice section of lower mountain road. Low enough elevation to be a bit warm in high summer. But a nice winter ride when its just too cold in the high mountains. Some of the corners can surprise you, especially in summer when gravel may have washed across the pavement. So careful in the dips that hide behind corners. This route is best ridden as part of the ride on the 152, when your starting point is either El Paso, Las Cruces, or Deming.
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