Las Cruces to Santa Rosa New Mexico
I'll be traveling from Tucson to Amarillo in late October. I wouldn't mind getting off the freeway for a while and was looking at Hwys 70/ 54 between Las Cruces and Santa Rosa. It's about 85 miles less distance than the Interstate. It looks like the altitude change is about the same, around 6800 ft for the state highway, 7000 ft for the interstate. I won't be in much of a hurry and I don't mind driving on two lane highways.
Does anyone have first hand knowledge about this route? I'd be interested in the road condition as well as any long steep grades compared to the Interstate.
John and Karen
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