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majordad

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Posted: 08/04/19 11:50pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We want to go back to spring branch which is north of San Antonio, Texas for thanksgiving. We went there this summer taking 93 south to Phoenix and I-10 east.
93 is one of the worst roads ever driven on and I-10 was long and lonely.

I was thinking about taking 40 east to Albuquerque and 25 south to 10, unless there is another route toward San Antonio.

Any suggestions from you guys that travel all the time

Merrill

* This post was edited 08/05/19 07:31pm by majordad *

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Posted: 08/05/19 06:21am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

That trip adds only about 100 miles and avoids the dreaded 93. You can also go South at Flagstaff but going to Albuquerque will allow you to avoid the really long steep downhill out of Flagstaff. I think you have a good plan.
I have driven the 93/60 route many times and I guess I am just used to that route but avoiding it will make for a better ride for that short section of the trip.


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We don't quite have the same requirements since we travel from Los Alamos, NM to Austin, TX. and going down I25 is out of our way.

But, the 2 routes we normally take are I40 to Santa Rosa, then US 84 to Sweetwater, then to Eden where we turn to go to Austin, but you can continue down to I10.

The other way is take US285 from Clines Corner to Roswell, US380 to Brownfieldn then US87 to Eden.

Usually we use the first route, but I usually use the other route one way if we are doing a round trip.

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Posted: 08/05/19 07:55am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Another option is to take I-40 to Amarillo then highway 287 South to Wichita Falls and highway 281 South to San Antonio.

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Posted: 08/05/19 08:48am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Not sure where Spring Valley is but I would take I40 to Clines Corners in New Mexico, Go south on US285 to Vaughn, East on US60 to the Texas border, Southeast on US84 to Lubbock, and then South on US87. That will get you to the Austin/San Antonio region and you can pick the best final leg of your route from there.
I've used this route many times and it works well for an RV.
Note that many New Mexico state roads are narrow and have 55 mph speed limits.


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I would take I40 east to highway 6 (20 or 30 miles before Albuquerque) and take 6 south to I-25, then south on 25 to I-10. Bypasses Albuquerque and cuts off a bunch of miles. Haven’t been on 6 for several years but many times before that and it was always a good road.


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Posted: 08/05/19 03:16pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

This would make and interesting "poll" question!

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majordad wrote:

We want to go back to spring branch which is north of San Antonio, Texas for thanksgiving. We went there this summer taking 93 south to Phoenix and I-10 east.
93 is one of the worst roads ever driven on and I-10 was long and lonely.

I was thinking about taking 40 east to Albuquerque and 25 south to 10, unless there is another route toward San Antonio.

Any suggestions from you guys that travel all the time

Merrill

I've made this trip several times. I like I-40 to Albuquerque, and I-25 to Las Cruces (stay overnight in Las Cruces, eat at LaPosta) then I-10 in Las Cruces all the way to San Antonio

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Posted: 08/05/19 11:38pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

My two picks are I-40 to Clines Corner US-285 all the way to Fort Stockton and then I-10 into San Antonio, or I-40 to US-287 and then US-281 south.

287 is slightly greener, and not quite as remote as you get in NM, but 285 has the benefit of a side trip to Carlsbad Caverns...



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Posted: 08/06/19 07:56am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We took US285 to Fort Stockton on the way to South Padre Island last year. It is torn up from all the oil construction. Most of it was OK, but one section they were rebuilding was really bad. That section might be completed now. But other areas are probably worse.

David

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