In Pursuit of Wildness: New Mexico’s El Morro National Monument

Aug 23, 2017 View Comments by

New Mexico has some of the best, less-traveled parks in America. Whether you go north or south, east or west, it is so rewarding. This state is rich in history with scenery straight out of Georgia O’Keeffe’s paintings. Everyone loves New Mexico, especially on a motorcycle. I was born in the small village of La […]

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New Mexico Backcountry Discovery Route: The Desert Crucible

Apr 04, 2017 View Comments by

The art of creating Damascus steel, that extraordinary blade with the wavy design seen in antique knives and swords from the Middle East, is lost to mankind. Speculation suggests multiple layers of metals were forged, folded, and welded together to form a single blade of exceptional quality. Certain aspects of adventure travel have a similar […]

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RoadRUNNER’s Bucket List Roads: The Turquoise Trail (New Mexico)

Mar 18, 2017 View Comments by

The Turquoise Trail, a designated National Scenic Byway, is believed to be an ancient path used by native people for traveling between Albuquerque and Santa Fe, NM. Iconic geological formations are plentiful along the route. People of European descent were first attracted to the area in the 19th century to mine precious metals. This ruggedly […]

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RoadRUNNER’s Bucket List Roads: The High Road to Taos Scenic Byway

Dec 16, 2016 View Comments by

Following U.S. 285 north from Santa Fe, and then SR 68, riders take the exit for New Mexico 76. The route travels through a landscape that is rich in history, culture, art, and scenic beauty. Points of Interest: Highlights of the three two-lane roads include: SR 76: High desert terrain takes motorcyclists through the village of […]

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Continental Divide, Part 2: Wyoming, Colorado, and New Mexico

Dec 01, 2016 View Comments by

Our route out of Rawlins, WY, takes us through the city’s center before turning south and heading out of town. It is a great day for riding, with mostly clear skies and cool temperatures, as we enter the Medicine Bow National Forest. Not far from the Colorado border we come upon Aspen Alley, a peaceful […]

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Arizona and New Mexico: Southwestern Diversity

Oct 30, 2016 View Comments by

“To those devoid of imagination a blank place on the map is a useless waste; to others, the most valuable part.” 
Author, Aldo Leopold As motorcyclists, we are by nature attracted to the lines and dots on a map. However, those blank places that 
Leopold referenced are what make a tour visually stunning. Thankfully we […]

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Tour of the Week – In Arizona and New Mexico

Nov 27, 2015 View Comments by

Desert Solitude – Each week RoadRUNNER Magazine is releasing a “Tour of the Week” from our extensive archives. The tour article, along with downloadable maps and GPS files, will be available for free, but only for a week! This week’s Rockville, IN Shamrock Tour was originally featured in the Jan/Feb 2012 issue.

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The Great Divide Memory Ride Report

Jul 16, 2015 View Comments by

3400 Miles and a Mountain of Memories – It was amazing. A ride along the Great Divide has been a goal of mine for years. The fact that it was a tribute for my father and a fundraiser for Alzheimer’s research made it extremely significant to me personally. You can see the details in my […]

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RoadRUNNER’s Bucket List Roads: Jemez Mountain Trail (AKA New Mexico SR-4)

Jan 10, 2015 View Comments by

Beginning at the route’s western terminus in San Ysidro, the SR-4 ascends steep gradients into the Jemez Mountains and Santa Fe National Forest. Hairpin turns await riders on the steep descent down the east side of the Jemez Mountains. SR-501 branches off of SR-4 for any riders who want to take a short side trip […]

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Tour of the Week – Southwest New Mexico

Nov 14, 2014 View Comments by

Each week RoadRUNNER Magazine will be releasing a “Tour of the Week” from our extensive archives. The tour article, along with downloadable maps and GPS files, will be available for free, but only for a week! This week’s Southwest New Mexico Tour comes from RoadRUNNER‘s Jan/Feb 2006 issue.

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City Escape: Albuquerque, New Mexico

Oct 26, 2014 View Comments by

This loop ride north of Albuquerque, with its rugged natural beauty, pre-historic Native American ruins, and the “Atomic City,” will not disappoint. It features curvy ribbons of asphalt, expansive vistas, and numerous reasons to drop the kickstand. The moderate southwestern climate makes this route ride-able virtually year-round with the appropriate gear.

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Trans America Trail: Nothin’ New in New Mexico (It’s Still Beautiful)

Jun 19, 2014 View Comments by

Finally! Today is the day I leave Oklahoma. I am not so much excited to be leaving Oklahoma, as I am to know that I will soon be home in Colorado, my halfway point on the TAT. I have been on the road for about a month since first leaving Connecticut. I am really looking […]

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KTM Adventure Rally Video

Jun 06, 2014 View Comments by

If you needed any more incentive to attend KTM’s 11th annual Adventure Rally, this video will give you all that and more. The rally will take place September 19-21 in Taos, NM. You can get all the info you need from our previous post here.   Want to receive free Touring Tips, reviews, deals and contests, […]

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11th Annual KTM Adventure Rider Rally

Apr 23, 2014 View Comments by

Beautiful Taos, NM, will be the site for KTM’s 11th Annual Adventure Rider Rally, which will be held September 19-21, 2014. The rally is geared towards adventure riders who want to get out on the trail with seasoned adv and enduro veterans as well as meet KTM sponsored racers like Andrew Short, Mike Lafferty, Chris […]

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Ride the Divide – Day 14: Run for the Border

Aug 09, 2013 View Comments by

After 2665 miles and 14 days, our journey has come to a conclusion. Recent road closures meant changing our destination from Antelope Wells to Columbus, NM. Reaching the nondescript border town meant several miles of pavement and passing an inspection station about 15 miles from the border where we were asked a few questions. It […]

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