This route is incredibly varied terrain in a short distance. Red Valley is red rock desert to start, then suddenly the road goes from 70mph straights down to 25mph sharp corners climbing up the mountain (buffalo pass), very scenic mountain road with a few views at the top. Continuing west you drop down the back side of the pass, and right into a Arizona red rock canyon. Fantastic rocks and walls, amazing. If you're in the Four Corners area, I highly recommend this stretch of road. Road surface was very good, no gravel but obviously keep your eyes peeled if it's been raining.
Check weather before going, I rode in September and assume it would be snowed in or closed in the winter.
Beautiful stretch of mountain highway, up over 10k' elevation, so maybe only for spring, summer, early fall? The highway passes through many mountain valleys and by beautiful meadows. it's very scenic through here, my favorite part of US64.
Great sweepers, lots if beautiful mountains, and hope some bears.
Not for the faint of heart.Awesome views.
Senic, close to the mountains.
Lovely curves and views. Great road.
Fast and varied section
Nice ride into Colorado.
State Hwy 24 in New Mexico is not to be missed. I stumbled upon this on my GPS screen and decided to check it out. The eastern half is country roads through high desert landscape, and the western half (closer to Cloudcroft) is forest and curvy mountain road. Super fun for any type of bike, and gorgeous scenery. A+
This route was in Rider magazine. Riding it this summer. I'll report back.
Great road passing through the Shiprock formation up close, up and over a very nice typically twisty Buffalo pass, and along the Canyon de Chelly with its great overlooks of the cliff dwellings. Paved all the way!
Southern Colorado loop, several shorter rides combined into one.
Nice little run down south from Mountainair
Fastish road with a few curvy sections.
Nice open road with some good curves
The section between Roswell and Capitan is about 78 miles starting in the high desert with a distant view of the Capitan Mountains and ending in the mountains at Capitan. Not only no police but almost no traffic. Very pleasant ride with some good curves and then a nice ride in the mountains from Capitan to Ruidoso.
Lots of nice curves, decent asphalt, open views and not much traffic. A very nice ride.
This route borders on the exceptional and consists of NM State Highways 32, 36 and 117. From Apache Creek to Quemado the road climbs at a good clip with lots of nice twisties and sweepers. It flattens out at the top but there are enough sweepers to keep you focused - really sweet at 80mph. The vistas and rock formations are amazing. But perhaps the most "exceptional" thing about this route is how desolate it is out there. I passed one pickup from AC to Quemado and no vehicles from Quemado to Grants!! Coming the other way I saw maybe 5 cars/pickups over the entire distance - it's a very cool way to go if your traveling anywhere between, say, Silver City area and Taos!!
Hot in the summer. Scenery is great if you like ancient volcanic activity. Expect to take the whole day to ride this.
This is a nice diversion to get off the interstate. The best part of this is that it's 110 miles of rugged desolate country and you're going to feel the isolation. With only a handful of people to be seen along the way, I don't recall there being any services to speak of so make sure you get gas.
Only dualsports and supermotos will like this potholed gravelly run, but I really liked it!
A short selection of quite good bends and some great views.
Excellent slow, medium speed and fast curve selection
Up into the hills near a ski resort, some very nice curves and views.