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Saturday, April 14, 2012

New Mexico Touring Society (NMTS) Guide to Biking Route 66


Route Segments (Described from West to East)

Segment 1: Arizona border to Gallup (including Gallup).  The route follows NM 118. 22 miles.

Segment 2: Gallup to Grants (scenic route).  The route follows NM 602 and NM 53. Includes Zuni and Ramah Navajo Indian Reservations, El Morro and El Malpais National Monuments. 97 miles.

Segment 3: Grants to the intersection of NM 6 and I-40.  The route follows NM 117, NM 124 and the shoulder of I-40. Communities include Acoma and Laguna Indian reservations. 46 miles.

Segment 4: Intersection of NM 6 and I-40 to Tijeras. The route follows I-40 (shoulder), local streets in Albuquerque and NM 333. 53 miles.

Segment 5: Tijeras to Santa Fe (including Santa Fe). The route follows NM 14 and local streets in Santa Fe. Communities include Tijeras, Madrid and Santa Fe. 56 miles.

Segment 6: Santa Fe to the intersection of I-25 and US 84. The route follows I-25 service roads, I-25 (Glorieta Pass) NM 50 and NM 63. Communities include Pecos.  Also includes Glorieta Battlefield and Pecos National Historical Park. 60 miles.

Segment 7: Intersection of I-25 and US 84 to the intersection of I-40 and US 84.  The route follows US 84. 42 miles.

Segment 8: Intersection of I-40 and US 84 to the Texas border. The route follows I-40 (shoulder) and I-40 service roads.  Communities include Santa Rosa and Tucumcari. 123 miles. 

Alternate 1: Gallup to Grants (express route).  The route follows NM 118, I-40, County 27 (to Thoreau) and NM 122. 66 miles.

Alternate 2: Tijeras to the intersection of I-40 and US 84 (express route).  The route follows NM 333 and the shoulder of I-40. Communities include Edgewood, Moriarty and Clines Corners. 100 miles.

Spur 1: Los Lunas to Albuquerque.  The route follows NM 314.  Communities include Isleta Pueblo and Los Lunas.  If the road surface of NM 6 improves, this may become an alternate route since it follows the pre 1937 US 66. 23 miles.

Spur 2: Intersection of I-25 and US 84 to Las Vegas. The route follows the I-25 service road and local streets in Las Vegas.  Communities include Las Vegas. 6 miles.


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