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Old 02-12-2014, 03:21 PM   #1
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Across New Mexico on 54 or 70

Has anyone went across NM on highway 54 or 70. If so just curious on how good the roads are and any facilities along the way. I always take the interstate and looking for something different when going back to Iowa. Thanks AL

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Old 02-12-2014, 07:04 PM   #2
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I like to drive the "US Highways" instead of the Interstates and haven't had any problems. Many are four lane divided for many miles.

Have taken US 82 from Tifton, GA to Wichita Falls, TX

US 287 from Fort Worth, TX to Laramie, WY

US 84 from Santa Fe, NM to near Hattiesburg, MS then US 98 to Mobile, AL

US 99 and US 101 North/South in CA



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Old 02-19-2014, 09:33 AM   #3
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Hwy 25 to 380 to Carrizozo (check out the Valley of Fire just west of Carrizozo) to Capitan - pick up 70 to Roswell.

Hwy 70 is also okay. Most all are two lane but good roads.

Also try Hwy 249 out of Capitan into Roswell - nice drive

Lots of open country through here so watch fuel -

Up 54 a few miles North of Carizozo on 349 is White Oaks and the "No Scum Allowed Saloon" - interesting visit - Billy the Kid Country. Historic White Oaks, Lincoln County, New Mexico brought to you by the White Oaks Arts Council.

That whole valley up 54 has interesting stuff -

Roswell has the Alien Museum - good for at least one visit - Eat at Cattlemans in Roswell.

Not much on 70 north out of Roswell
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The most important Site in Lincoln,county is located in Capitan. This is the (Smokey Bear) museum & gravesite. Youroo!!
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