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Old 10-06-2016, 04:52 PM   #1
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U.S. 60 NM to AZ

Can anyone tell me what U.S. 60 is like from Vauhn, NM to Globe, AZ? We're pulling a 35 ft. 5th wheel. Thank you for any info.

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Old 10-06-2016, 05:01 PM   #2
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We did it about three months ago with a 30 ft Class A and a toad.

Desolate. We spent the night in Pie Town. We sat outside under our awning and was amazed at how few traffic there was on US60. 30 minutes between autos passing on US60.

Great little RV park at Pie Town (west side just off 60)

Theres a couple long descents with corresponding climbs. Basically a good ride. Enjoyable and sceenic. We'll do it again, but probably don't want to do it in the winter.

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Old 10-06-2016, 05:40 PM   #3
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Wife and I did it twice in June, stopped in Pie Town both times, stayed in Pie Town on our way back to Arizona. Nice drive and pretty good road. Make sure you stop at Pie Town for the pie, the BBQ is good as well and they have a green chile cheese burger that is very good.
The Very Large Array Radio Telescope is just down the road, an interesting place to tour. There is a camp grounds in Datil, water and vault toilets.
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Old 10-06-2016, 05:46 PM   #4
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It's a very good highway and the only place with a long descent and uphill is between Show Low, AZ and Globe. You'll have the Salt River Canyon to drive through for about 10 miles or so. It's very doable with any size RV and many, many RVers drive it. Just get into low gear before you begin the descent - not in the middle of it. You'll then reach the river and begin your uphill to Globe. It's an absolutely gorgeous drive!

You didn't say where you're going from Globe but if it's into the Apache Junction/Phoenix area you'll have another descent around Superior, AZ.

From 60 at Show Low another way to get to Phoenix is to take 260 to Payson and 87 south. Again, you'll have another long descent into Phoenix. Everything is higher elevation than Phoenix so there's only one way to go and it's down. Even taking I-40 to I-17 into Phoenix is a downhill.

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