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4.57 out of 5 Rider Rating 4.57
7 Reviews

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By HRTFXR (8 McR Points) on May 12, 2012

Rider Reviews

Raul Mondragon
79 McR Points
August 10, 2021
Fun ride begins with the climb towards Cloudcroft…
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eatporkwithyourrice
34 McR Points
January 9, 2022
Great ride. It's a staple of mine considering it…
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Written Directions

Take Route 48 east-southeast out of Ruidoso to US 70. Go southwest (right) on US 70 then take a left on to route 244 and head southeast. 244 will swing southwest and you want to take that into Cloudcroft. Then get on US 82 west and take it all the way into Alamogordo.

Scenery

This is a beutifule route with great scenery and twisting roads. High altitude. Not much traffic.

Drive Enjoyment

Good road quality. Lots of twists. No gas stations. Beautiful scenery.

Tourism Opportunities

Not much of roadside amenities.

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Raul Mondragon
August 10, 2021
79 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Adventure Touring
Fun ride begins with the climb towards Cloudcroft, NM. Rider quickly witnesses flora change from desert to forest. Beautiful scenic forest ride to through forested valleys with lots of turns and and small climbs and descends. Ride ends in beautiful Ruidoso, NM, where one get a great meal and beverage.
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eatporkwithyourrice
January 9, 2022
34 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Touring
Great ride. It's a staple of mine considering it is so close to Lubbock Texas where I live. Gamble...Ride...Gamble...Ride. Etc, Etc...
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slogdog
February 23, 2017
0 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Cruiser
Very nice road, one of my favorites, peaceful ride in the Rockies, a few twisties near Cloudcroft Village, nice sweepers along the way, all through Mescalero Apache Indian reservation. Awesome ride to Ruidoso. Best route from South to North
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