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Route 60 Guide to New Mexico and Arizona

© Buff Strickland A stretch of Route 60

Photo: A stretch of Route 60

Route 60 is an obscure road that travels coast to coast, sometimes by its rightful designation, sometimes absorbed into newer highways. It runs roughly parallel to the better-known Route 66, but its vital signs are much stronger.

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Destinations: Arizona · New Mexico · Tucson · The Tucson Area · Pie Town

Inspired by: A Route 60 Tour of New Mexico and Arizona — by Thomas Beller, Published Mar. 2008

Hotels (3)

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    Noftsger Hill Inn Bed & Breakfast

    The Apache Trail is a 40-mile route that curves east from Phoenix past towering saguaros. At its end lies the Noftsger Hill Inn Bed & Breakfast, a

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    Belle Aire Motel

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    Arizona Inn

    Just north of the university, 14 sublimely private and controlled acres deploy a succession of gardens crazed with flowers and trees, separated by

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Restaurants (3)

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    Pie-O-Neer Café

    This Pie Town establishment sells butterscotch, dutch apple crumb, New Mexico apple, cherry, peach, blueberry, (and on weekends:) banana cream, coc

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    Manzanares Street Coffeehouse

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    Pie Town Cafe

    The diminutive pie shop is one of the prizes of Pie Town.

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Activities (5)

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    Very Large Array

    Take a self-guided walking tour of the magnificent Very Large Array, a massive collection of 27 neatly arranged 80-foot-tall radio-telescope antenn

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    Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park

    This is one of the prime spots in Arizona to witness the Desert in Bloom—a spectacular, acres-encompassing display of blossoming Indian paintbrush

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    Cobre Valley Center for the Arts

    The center consists of a gallery, music studios, crafts studios, and a community theater that recently staged the locally written production of Jus

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    Bosque Del Apache

    Eight miles off Interstate 25, Bosque del Apache is an oasis of dirt roads, meadows, and marshes.

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    Blue Canyon Gallery

    Blue Canyon Gallery is the first place you reach driving into Magdalena from Socorro—the gallery, a house, and a kiln. In the shop one finds potter

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Similar Trips (3)

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    Phoenix, Tucson, Tempe

    Who needs groundhogs and robins to tell you that winter is almost over when you’ve got Pitchers and Catchers—the day the first baseball players report to camp to get ready for the season ahead? For

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  • Driving Trip: Phoenix to Tubac, Arizona

    Arizona, Tucson, The Tucson Area

    Heading south from Phoenix brings you from barrel-cactus-dotted desert through the Oregon-like woods of Madera Canyon—and down to the Mexican border town of Tubac.

  • A Week on a Western Dude Ranch

    Tucson, Big Sky, Bozeman, Whitefish, Dubois

    Who wouldn't leap at the chance to wear a cowboy hat and boots, swagger across a dusty corral, and tell an 800-pound horse where to go? There are hundreds of ranches around the country—some are wor...

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