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Old 05-02-2016, 07:00 PM   #1
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Well, we made it to Amarillo after much drama in NC and Alabama. Now we are taking a breather in the Oasis RV Resort in Amarillo Texas. We will be here for two more days and then make the trek to Tucson. Will someone suggest a comfortable route from here? We have used I 40 so far, and I don't want to drive the mountains if we can avoid it as this is our maiden trip. Thank you for your help.
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Easy trip.....I40 West to I25 at Albuquerque, I25 south to I10, I10 West into Tucson.
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We have done this trip before. From Amarillo we headed south on I-27 and picked up US60 to Clovis, NM, picked up US70 to Portales and Roswell, NM. From there we took US 380 and US70 to Alamagordo, NM. At Alamagordo we continued on US70 to Las Cruces where we picked up I-10 into Tucson.
So it's a bit convoluted, but scenic, and takes you through some interesting areas. We are not much for traveling only the interstates, as there's so much to see.
Another reason we did this route was because my father grew up in Portales and Roswell in the 40's, and we wanted to see the area.
I recommend checking out Google Maps and see if this route is for you. Have fun!
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As per SMLRANGER.. but when you get to Hatch on I 25 south take the shortcut, hwy 26, to Deming to get on I-10
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We have done this trip before. From Amarillo we headed south on I-27 and picked up US60 to Clovis, NM, picked up US70 to Portales and Roswell, NM. From there we took US 380 and US70 to Alamagordo, NM. At Alamagordo we continued on US70 to Las Cruces where we picked up I-10 into Tucson.
So it's a bit convoluted, but scenic, and takes you through some interesting areas. We are not much for traveling only the interstates, as there's so much to see.
Another reason we did this route was because my father grew up in Portales and Roswell in the 40's, and we wanted to see the area.
I recommend checking out Google Maps and see if this route is for you. Have fun!
This would be our preferred route. At Alamogordo, NM it would be worth it to drive through White Sands Nat'l Monument. It doesn't take long and is very pretty and unique. This is a good time of year to do it before the heat.

If you need some stops along I-10 into Tucson there are many RV parks in Deming, NM and then nothing until Benson, AZ, then an easy drive into Tucson.

Continue with your good trip!
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As per SMLRANGER.. but when you get to Hatch on I 25 south take the shortcut, hwy 26, to Deming to get on I-10
Oh boy! Hatch is the chili capitol of the world. Make sure you stop and stock up. Hatch chilies are the absolute best
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Agree on seeing White Sands if you take that route. It is unique for sure and it does not take long to drive thru.

Also, if you are into old West stuff, stay in Benson and do a day trip down to Tombstone. There are several RV parks in Benson. Highly recommend Butterfield RV Resort.
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