7th February 2006, 19:02
Hi People, although I am not from NM, I'm looking for a little local knowledge about a route. This June I'm going to be traveling from southern Colorado to El Paso, TX. The majority of the ride will be through NM, and I'm planning to *avoid* I-25 Alb-TorC-Las Cruces-El Paso. My planned route will be Hwy 285-54 Santa Fe-almost nowhere-Carrizozo-Alamogordo-El Paso. My question is mainly about the Santa Fe - almost nowhere - Carrizozo stretch. Is there anything in the way of services along that stretch? Service stations, places to eat, convenience stores, anything? That will be the longest stretch, and I'll obviously need to find *someplace* to gas up. Any more or less locals familiar with the area? Thanks for any info anyone has!