United States Forums

Start a new topic Change Forum
Advanced search

Driving in New Mexico in December

Jump to last reply

My husband and I are driving from Chicago to Phoenix, Az in early December. My biggest concern is driving thru New Mexico. I don't like driving mountain roads that are snowy, steep or have dropoffs, hairpin turns, etc. We are thinking of avoiding I-40from Albuquerque to Flagstaff. I know Flagstaff can have a lot of snow at that time. Considering 2 routes, Alb I-25 to Las Cruces and picking up I-10 and coming up through Tucson, Az to Phx. Or taking US 54 at Santa Rosa to Alamagordo to US 70 to Las Cruces; however I am not sure of those roads.
I know it adds time to our travels, but I want a safe road.
Any help would be very much appreciated.

9 Replies |Back to top

| Add a Reply

Sign in to comment.

Recent Activity

View all United States activity »
  1. 1 New York city--best time to visit??
  2. 2 Which hotel - Washington Hilton OR Cambria Suites
  3. 3 California & French Polynesia
  4. 4 Trip Report New Orleans November 2014- Trip Report
  5. 5 Chicago- The Godfrey hotel or the Hotel Burnham????
  6. 6 Trip Report A Student’s Perspective of Philadelphia and Washington DC:
  7. 7 ideas for roadtrip through Utah, Idaho, Wyoming and Colorado
  8. 8 Hotel advice needed near Palo Alto
  9. 9 Hiking Arches or Canyonlands National Park in fall?
  10. 10 Hotel - Caesars Palace OR Signature @ MGM
  11. 11 General Utah planning questions
  12. 12 Trip Report Fun weekend in NYC, including a GTG
  13. 13 Naples-where to stay on the beach
  14. 14 Maui Luau?
  15. 15 Recomendations for outlets in miami and hotels in orlando
  16. 16 American Honeymoon in March
  17. 17 Vegetarian Friendly BBQ - Fort Worth or San Antonio?
  18. 18 Carmel (and Monterey) weekend with a 4 year old
  19. 19 Boston Uber shenanigans? Fake airport fees
  20. 20 Protecting yourself when using VRBO
  21. 21 4 week family trip ideas
  22. 22 Boston area -- nature
  23. 23 Places to eat like a local in Los Angeles
  24. 24 Trip Report A Week in Naples Florida--Much Ado About Food (and Wine)
  25. 25 where in 'Charleston' would you winter?
View next 25 » Back to the top