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Old 09-30-2011, 11:32 AM   #1
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HYW 60 to Phoenix from HWY 25 New Mexico

Would like to take HWY 60 to Phoenix from HWY 25 New Mexico. Will I have a problem in my 40 + toad? What are some of the spots of interest? Any RV park recomendations?
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Old 10-01-2011, 11:36 PM   #2
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Dennis, I wish I had an answer for you, but I don't really know that route. I'm writing a note here to alert you to a Private Message I've sent to you just in case you haven't seen it.

Hope you have a safe trip wherever your travels are taking you!

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Would like to take HWY 60 to Phoenix from HWY 25 New Mexico. Will I have a problem in my 40 + toad? What are some of the spots of interest? Any RV park recomendations?
That route goes through Salt River Canyon, fairly stiff grade with lots of switchbacks. Big rigs do it all the time; why not you and I? Scenic but slow.
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I just did that route a few weeks ago in my 37 footer with toad. No issues at all. Coming down the mountains into Phoenix is a pain...lots of downshift. But the rest of the route is pretty.

In NM you go past the VLA (Very large Array) which is a set of radio telescopes. A bit farther on you will come to Pie Town. There is a very small rv park there (5 or 6 spaces) Basic but fills the need if you want to stop. In Pie Town stop at the Pie Town Cafe and have some...pie. They were recently featured on the Food Network for their New Mexico Apple Pie. It is apple but with pinion pine nuts and New Mexico green chilies in it. If you like spicy food...it is AMAZING. (they have other pie and rregular food as well.)

About 30 miles north over some rough county roads (not paved) is La Ventana, a stone arch. Really pretty country. Ask in town how to get there on paved roads or if you are towing a jeep. Well worth the side trip. Couple photos I took there.
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