Originally Posted by PozoRider
I'm planning a CD trip this August. The first question that I have is if there are other offroad routes from the Mexican border to Silver City? Looking at the maps it looks like there are plenty of trails out there. The tracks go right up 81, is there a reason for this?
The I-10 to Silver City section is a decent ride. It's only the ~70 miles on 81 between I-10 and Antelope Wells that's pretty much straight pavement. We were headed south and surrounded by thunderstorms on our way to finish at Antelope Wells. On the way back north the rain caught us and we had some of the deepest water crossings of our whole ride right there on 81.
If you are doing the whole ride there are so many spectacular sections I wouldn't waste time trying to find another 70 miles. But if you do post it up