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Old 10-31-2019, 10:38 AM   #1
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Carlsbad to Las Cruces?

Which route is the best? One goes down to El Paso and the other one goes through Alamogordo.
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Cloudcroft is at ~9000 ft. That is the prettiest drive. The down hill section from Cloudcroft to Alamogordo is not as bad as people make out. Just down shift and set the engine brake to high and go slow. The only thing I would add is if there is snow in Cloudcroft then go around by way of Guadalupe National Park (Hwy 62).
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Being I will be taking this route in early April I would imagine the Hwy 62 route would be the best to avoid any snow.
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We've always take 62 west to 375 to I-10.

Here's another that you can incorporate if you didn't care for the 375 mountain route (although the 'mountain' is a fairly short drive and very doable in an RV).

https://rv-dreams.typepad.com/rvdrea...-375-loop.html

The 375 'mountain' is about the same as taking 82 into Cloudcroft and on to Alamogordo.
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We've always take 62 west to 375 to I-10.

Here's another that you can incorporate if you didn't care for the 375 mountain route (although the 'mountain' is a fairly short drive and very doable in an RV).

https://rv-dreams.typepad.com/rvdrea...-375-loop.html

The 375 'mountain' is about the same as taking 82 into Cloudcroft and on to Alamogordo.


Last fall, we drove 62 west to 375 to I10 (via trans mountain bypass). Nice and easy drive.
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I don't mind the mountain driving (at least I hope not) being I will be getting a lot of it on my trip heading to Arizona, Utah, Wyoming and Montana. It is the snow on the road I do not want any part of.
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