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3 out of 5 Rider Rating 3
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By Jerry D (30 McR Points) on Apr 26, 2013

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J.C.Whitehead
July 17, 2016
I've ridden this often. No twisties and the…
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RAUL MONDRAGON
38 McR Points
April 19, 2020
Nice, peaceful country road, plenty of farms and…
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Written Directions

Sunland Park, NM. route 273 McNutt Rd. north to 28 "Don Juan De Onate Trail" to La Mesilla historic old town.

Scenery

Farmlands plus pecan groves even a cotton field thrown in and horse ranches along with Llamas, vineyards, 3 wineries along the way

Drive Enjoyment

Flat with easy gentle curves thrown in, road condition is average smooth; traffic is light during the week, not sure about the weekends.

Tourism Opportunities

Small towns along the way include La Mesa and San Miguel; La Mesilla itself has plenty of history and lots of photo opportunities. Billy the Kid was tried and sentenced to hang in the courthouse that sets on the corner by the town square and onced housed the capital of AZ. and NM. Butterfield Overland Trail stage line, St. Louis to San Francisco forerunner to the Pony Express. Around the town square and on many side streets there are plenty of shops and restaurants

Motorcycle Road Additional info

Exercise CAUTION in town with the brick streets.If your a Geocacher there are several along the way.

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J.C.Whitehead
July 17, 2016
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Motorcycle Type : Cruiser
I've ridden this often. No twisties and the speed limit is 50 MPH, but it's pretty scenery, peaceful and a good road to decompress on. Oh, and the best Mexican food in the world is at either end of this ride.
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RAUL MONDRAGON
April 19, 2020
38 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Touring
Nice, peaceful country road, plenty of farms and livestock present. Runs parallel to the Franklin and Organ Mountains. Lots of riders including cyclist, so it can be a bit busy especially on nice weekends. Road ends in scenic Old Mesilla, lots of cool places to visit while there.
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