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Old 01-16-2016, 11:31 PM   #1
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Anyone driven from Mesa, AZ to Lordsburg, NM on Hwy 60 and Hwy 70

We have been outside of Mesa in Gold Canyon for a week and looking to head back to TX in a few days. Just curious how Hwy 60 to Gold AZ is and then continuing on Hwy 70 to Lordsburg, NM. I have heard it's a beautiful drive but has some switchbacks. Has anyone driven this stretch pulling their Airstream and if so, what were your concerns or thoughts if you had any?

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Old 01-18-2016, 03:16 PM   #2
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Silverlabs,

Possibly you had a typo in your question.

If you meant 60 east to Globe / Miami then 70 to Lordsburg that shouldn't be a problem.

As you leave Gold Canyon and head east you have a small climb for Gonzales Pass at Picket Post mountain but the road is quite good there with divided highway and smooth lanes.

Next world be a climb out of Superior thru the Pinal Mnts thru a short tunnel (Queen Creek). There is a small expansion bridge (Pinto Creek) in a curve to slow down for but should not be a problem.

Through Globe / Miami the roads are also good with adequate lanes and speed limit are slow thru town.

Once on 70 I recall it is mostly flat and straight as you pass through agriculture and farming communities.

As I have bumped this others will likely answer also.
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Old 01-18-2016, 03:54 PM   #3
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We just drove that way in November. It was so unremarkable that I do not remember the drive.
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Hi from AZ. . . weren't we next to you at the Balloon Fiesta ? US 60 to US 70 is a fine way to get back to I-10. They are doing some blasting on 60 in the vicinity of Globe, with occasional temporary closures. check with ADOT for schedules. And next time you come this way, call & I'll buy us a cold one. (our AS is in Apache Junction). . .travel safe, Craig (&Kathy)
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Thanks for the replies. We ended up taking that route and as all mentioned, fairly uneventful. We did time it well with the closures they have going on with blasting. It offered a more direct route than going back over to I10 and traveling through Tucson.

Craig, I think we did meet at Balloon Fiesta. Met so many new people have forgotten most of the names. I am good with faces but not so good with names. We were definitely there. Part of the group with Pat's Bar. We just signed up to go again to the 2016 Balloon Fiesta as well and are looking forward to our third year in a row. Appreciate the offer for a cold one and I will take you up on that as we are in that area fairly regularly.

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Next time , take 60 all the way to I-25 jog south to San Antonio , NM . Then East through Capitan and Lincoln , then a straight shot into Texas . Be sure to stop in Pie Town for pie and coffee , and savor the food at the Smoky Bear Cafe in Capitan .
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We have used both frequently and much prefer either route to Interstate travel.
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