New Mexico

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by learhopper, Mar 10, 2013.

  1. learhopper

    learhopper Adventurer

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    Looking for some info on riding in the Las Vegas, NM area. Would like to do some desert riding as well as hitting some mountain passes. 950 Adventures will be the machines on duty for this trip. Suggestions?

    Thanks
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  2. rvsparky

    rvsparky Adventurer

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    South on 25 to County Rd B-28.A From there just follow your nose. Lots of great little roads just right for the 990's. Take what you need, its a long walk out.
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  3. wbbnm

    wbbnm Long timer

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    May be the same place. But there is a nice road on the other side of I-25 and slightly north of the gas station at Romeroville south of Las Vegas.

    The road drops into the Gallinas river valley and meets up with a few other nice roads thru the desert generally heading east and north up to Trementina.
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  4. soaz

    soaz Been here awhile

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    Look at a NM atlas and take some of the back roads to Mora and on up to Angel Fire (If you can stand the cold!). Amazingly beautiful area.

    I'll throw out there because no one told me, Las Vegas, NM is a speed trap. Trust me, I know.
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  5. hhooss

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    Any links to ride reports around Santa Fe, Taos and Rancho de Taos area ?

    I am planning to ride there in July and I am in the middle of planning too.

    Your replies are much appreciated.
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  6. soaz

    soaz Been here awhile

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    Not exactly what you're looking for, but I would suggest getting "away" from Santa Fe and Taos up for Red River and Angel Fire. Much more remote and more dirt up there from what I saw. (Only lived there for about 8 months last year so I'm a noob to NM riding)
    Plus, I only had my roadie with me: http://soaztim.blogspot.com/2012/09/angel-fire-motorcycle-trip.html

    More of the area:
    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=750064&highlight=taos
    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=680132&highlight=taos+river
    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=825326&highlight=jemez
    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=716220&highlight=jemez
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  7. hhooss

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    Thank you , great posts. Very helpful!
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  8. Carl Childers

    Carl Childers Ghost in the Machine

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    PM me, I live in Taos and as long as I'm here when you visit I could take you on some really great day rides. We have both mountain and high desert riding here.
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  9. Chobro

    Chobro spinning the wheel

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    Head out of Vegas toward Sipapu and the Carson National Forest. Before Sipapu, look to your right for FR76 to 153 to 438 to 437 will put you out in Talpa, then it's just a short hop to Guadalara Grill in Taos for fish tacos.

    What dates are you planning to be there? This event is May 31st..

    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=868261


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  10. FotoTEX

    FotoTEX Long timer

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    The High Road to Taos from Santa Fe is very nice. Eat at Rancho de Chimayo in Chimayo for excellent NM food. All of that area is great for riding. ANy direction brings you to good stuff. I really like Hwy. 64 west of Taos towards Chama and beyond.
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  11. abruzzi

    abruzzi Long timer

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    +1 on the area west of Taos towards Chama. Keep going and head out towards Chaco.

    Geof
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