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3 out of 5 Rider Rating 3
4 Reviews

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By Jerry D (30 McR Points) on Apr 26, 2013

Rider Reviews

Raul Mondragon
66 McR Points
April 19, 2020
Nice, peaceful country road, plenty of farms and…
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Mylo
23 McR Points
November 22, 2020
nice rural ride though pecan groves.
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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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Raul Mondragon
April 19, 2020
66 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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Mylo
November 22, 2020
23 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Touring
nice rural ride though pecan groves.
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Dan Erhard
December 10, 2020
49 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Sport - Touring
This route is the standard couple hour ride from El Paso, or starting in Las Cruces. Many alternate farm roads up and down the valley, but mostly follow the hwy 28, and farther south, take the 182. On the 28, you will cool down as you pass though enormous pecan orchards. The biker bar in the area is El Patio, in Old Messila on the north end of the ride. To extend the ride into a full day trip, continue north from Las Cruces on the 185 to Hatch, stopping for lunch at Sparkys, home of the best green chile cheeseburger in the state, as well as outstanding bbq. There will be a big line at Sparkys on weekends.
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