Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Silver City, NM
Yah, there are endless miles of trails, but many are "no powered vehicles." S'OK, there's miles and miles of back roads, too.....but I usually ride them on my ATV.
One bad thing about the ride that you-all may have noticed: Unless you're very foolish, you'll hug the edge of your side of the road when going into those blind curves. From time to time, you'll meet a fool coming like a bat out of h*ll, right in the center of the road. Usually a pickup except one notable exception. Came around an inside curve and was a bit off my line, right on the edge of the pavement....thankfully.
One of those little white cars that the kids like to put the noisy mufflers on and dump the front end came ripping around that curve clear over on my side of the road. I kicked the bike right and straight, into the dirt over the edge and didn't miss him by 1 ft.......and he honked at ME. All I could see was teeth and eyeballs thru his windshield.
The other bad thing, sort of, is if you do make the whole ride to the Cliff Dwellings, that's a total of 90 miles of back and forth; back and forth. It do get a bit weary-some toward the end. 'Course, I'm an old fart, too - you younger fellas would likely love every one of those curves.
Besides the great Cliff Dwellings, there is wonderful hiking in that area. Well worth the ride. Many people think New Mexico is flat desert. About the southeastern 1/3 is pretty much that, but the whole rest of the state is rugged mountains with great scenery and endless canyons, etc. to explore. Lars.