Lots of roads to try out, a few I have enjoyed, most not yet made it to them. There is a looping route in NM that takes you from the Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array west of Socorro, NM down to Gila, NM, (60 to 12 to 180), to Silver City, NM and then north to Gila Cliff Dwellings, NM (180 to 15 to 527). The road from Silver City to Gila Cliff Dwellings is about 46 miles, but it is one of those roads where you are usually afraid to look off as you go up and down through the gears and lean into innumerable curves and a straight now and then, uphill, downhill, forests where the sunlight turns into a giant strobe as you go through. Wonderful ride, and when you get to the Dwellings you take some large breaths and realize your self-admonishments to stop squeezing the bars were not heeded, lol. Also the road from Carrizzozo down through Lincoln, NM and eventually to Roswell is a great road, and you can stop and see where Billy the Kid lived and rode, etc. Cooler times of the year are better, and you can go from desolation to green pockets of lushness, to plains with multiple dust devils sweeping across the land, to more desert to ponderosa forests, to rocky, ancient abodes, pretty much a perfect trip :).