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Old 11-29-2007, 05:29 PM   #1
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Will be traveling from Amarillo to Las Cruces the 2nd or 3rd week of January. Does anyone have any experience on this road? Or suggestions? Thanks. Keith
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Will be traveling from Amarillo to Las Cruces the 2nd or 3rd week of January. Does anyone have any experience on this road? Or suggestions? Thanks. Keith
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Old 11-30-2007, 03:22 AM   #3
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70 from Clovis, NM to Roswell, NM is an easy good road. Between Roswell to Alamogordo it's a good road, however it does get up over 7000 ft elevation and can have ice and snow depending on the weather. For that matter all of north eastern New Mexico can be either clear and dry or even winter storm conditions. You just need to check the New Mexico road conditions just before you leave. Try here New Mexico Roads
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Old 11-30-2007, 09:41 AM   #4
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Bob, thanks for your feedback. New Mexico roads is a helpful site. Looks like you travel the area often.
Last January I went to Az on route 10 all the way. Just looking for an alternative. You are
correct no snow on #10.
Headed to Casa Grande for several months.
Hope you have a safe trip out yourself.
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I concur with Bob. Hwy 70 is a great road and an easy drive. You do need to be mindful in winter however. Sometimes the northers can be brutal and can do it in a hurry. Don't waste your time at the UFO museum in Roswell however.

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Old 12-09-2007, 12:27 PM   #6
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Dawn & Mark, thanks for the one up on the UFO Museum and route info.
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I would not plan to use 70 during winter. Those are some steep, long grades with more than enough curves between top and bottom.
I agree. The last time we were in Roswell it appeared the town was trying to put the entire UFO thing behind them.
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Ray is right about 70 in the winter. Sometimes the fronts come through in a hurry and 70 can get pounded. Keep up with the Wx service and you should be ok though.
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