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Old 04-09-2014, 12:34 AM   #1
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Corrales, NM to San Antonio TX best route

Looking for ideas on how to get to San Antonio, TX
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Corrales, NM to San Antonio TX best route

The shortest practical route in my estimation is I 40 east to 285 south through Encino and Vaughan, through Artesia, Roswell, and Carlsbad, through Pecos, TX, on to Fort Stockton, where you will catch I 10 to San Antonio.

There is some nice country that way....

But, the fastest and easiest way is going to be I 25 south to Las Cruces, and then I 10 East to San Antonio.
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The shortest practical route in my estimation is I 40 east to 285 south through Encino and Vaughan, through Artesia, Roswell, and Carlsbad, through Pecos, TX, on to Fort Stockton, where you will catch I 10 to San Antonio.

There is some nice country that way....

But, the fastest and easiest way is going to be I 25 south to Las Cruces, and then I 10 East to San Antonio.

The 285 route is good until you get South of New Mexico where there is a narrow and rough section before you get to Pecos. If you don't mind that, it's the route I would take.


On the IH25-10 route, you have El Paso traffic to deal with. Pick your poison.
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If you do the I-25 route, east of Las Cruces stop and see the Organ Mountains and White Sands
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If you do the El Paso route try to get there around 10:30am. Traffic seems lighten up then.





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It is out of your way, but if you drop down to Hwy 90 from Fort Stockton, and then follow Hwy 90 East to Del Rio, you will see some spectacular sights around the Pecos River area. If you overnight in Del Rio, I recommend the "Broke Mill RV Park". It is about 6 miles out of Del Rio. Very nice facility, pool, very clean. Be sure and ask them to sell you some steaks. The place is owned by a rancher, and they sell their own beef in house. Great steak.
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Fastest way is Vaughn to Lubbock then down to San Antonio. Easy roads and not much semi traffic. I'd do anything to stay away from Ft. Stockton and I-10 semi drivers.
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Fastest way is Vaughn to Lubbock then down to San Antonio. Easy roads and not much semi traffic. I'd do anything to stay away from Ft. Stockton and I-10 semi drivers.
Agreed, Vaughn, Ft Sumner, Clovis, Lubbock, Sweetwater, then on down to San Antonio. Stay to the north and east to avoid the oilfield traffic in the Permian Basin. Should be about 750 mi +- and pretty good roads.

There is a small state park (Oasis State Park) just south of Clovis, cheap, quiet place to spend the night. If you want to jog down thru Lamesa Tex there are free RV hookups in the city park.
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Corrales NM to San Antonio TX

Any recommendations for camping near Sweetwater or Snyder, TX?
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Any recommendations for camping near Sweetwater or Snyder, TX?

There are several RV Parks along side US84 in Snyder, and IH20 in Sweetwater, and we have stayed at a few, but none stand out so that I would recommend them.
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I do it all the time. Vaughn, Lubbock, Snyder. I stay at the Copper Breaks State Park just off the Hi way a few miles. Then back on 82 over to 285 and then South. I stop in the DFW area but you can continue South thru Glen Rose, Burnet, Johnson City. That makes for a nice drive...Pretty this time of the year.
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What was I thinking?

Disregard all my previous posted route. I make the trip from Vaughn to Lubbock....then 82 East. When you hit 287 you can swing South. At Decatur, again swing South to Weatherford on 51 switching to 281 to San Antonio. This is a pretty drive and away from traffic. Avoid Austin and Dallas/Ft. Worth. The Copper Breaks Park is on my other route. There is a free, clean and safe park in Littlefield just North of Lubbock.
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Disregard all my previous posted route. I make the trip from Vaughn to Lubbock....then 82 East. When you hit 287 you can swing South. At Decatur, again swing South to Weatherford on 51 switching to 281 to San Antonio. This is a pretty drive and away from traffic. Avoid Austin and Dallas/Ft. Worth. The Copper Breaks Park is on my other route. There is a free, clean and safe park in Littlefield just North of Lubbock.
If you go east to Weatherford it will be about 150 to 200 miles further than south to Snyder, then Sweetwater, then Ballinger, Junction, then on to SA.
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Yeah, I come out at Junction on I-10 and then on to SA. Very pretty drive through the Hill Country, but Lubbock is Lubbock.
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