We rode Highway 64 between Tierra Amarilla and Tres Piedra today and had a blast on it.
My boyfriend is a very experienced rider and I'm more of a beginner, having been riding my own bike for 2 years.
We both found this stretch of highway to be one of the most fun we've ever ridden.
Lots of well-posted curves, most marked more conservatively for speed than we found necessary.
Pavement has some rough patches but not dangerously so.
Views are beautiful and lots of elevation changes, but no scary drop offs.
- Anonymous (6/25/12)
Nice relaxing ride, big sweepers along the lake.
- Rider from Santa Fe, NM (3/21/12)
Don't miss Angle Fire Ski Area on the way up and also the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.
The road out of Taos in EXTREMELY twisty and has great elevation changes.
You will be climbing all the way up to Angle Fire.
- Michael Morava (1/7/11)
There's a lot of good riding in Northern New Mexico but the stretch of Highway 64 between Tres Piedras and Chama across the Carson National Forest is truly one of the greatest.
While mostly sweepers, this road is conducive to carrying some speed and so it seems tighter in many places.
The surface on the east side of the summit is superb (Summer, 2010) while it's a bit bumpier on the west slope.
You must stop at the summit pullout - the view of the Brazos Cliffs is spectacular!
- Anonymous (9/13/10)
My wife and I road US 64 all the way across New Mexico in 2006.
We have ridden in 26 states and we both agree that this was the best road we have ever been on.
Whenever you get the chance, take the entire ride and take your time and visit the towns along the way, they are well worth the stops.
- Steven Ross (1/6/08)
A group of us rode Highway 64 from Tierra Amarilla to Tres Piedras.
What a blast this is to ride.
Most of the turns were marked 35 to 45 mph, but we did them at 65 to 70 mph.
We came up behind one pickup and made short work of it.
We did this in late June, early on a Sunday morning.
The temperature demanded light jackets and gloves and the scenery was fantastic.
We all agreed this was one of the most fun roads we ever had ridden.
I understand we need to go back and ride it from Farmington to Tres Piedras, but that will have to be another trip.
- David Tidwell, Amarillo, Texas (8/31/07)