Apache Creek to Grants

Star Ratings
4 star route rating
Corners : 4 star route rating Motorcycle Road4.0
Straights : 3 star route rating Motorcycle Road3.0
Scenery : 5 star route rating Motorcycle Road5.0
Road Surface : 4 star route rating Motorcycle Road4.0
Visibility : 4 star route rating Motorcycle Road4.0
Police Presence : green 1 Motorcycle Road1.0
Hazards : green 1 Motorcycle Road1.0

Route Added By : sbennett53
Date : July 3, 2011
Length : 192 kms / 119.3 miles
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Road Type : Rural
Map Key : Red = Excellent | Blue = Good | Purple = Other Recommended
July 3, 2011 - 4 star route rating Motorcycle Road4.0

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!!

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