It's hard to describe this road. It is all 3 categories actually.
From the New Mexico side the road starts out going up and down like a serpents back (rough pavement), then as you get into Mule Creek, New Mexico the road smoothes out and starts into really nice banked sweepers.
The road really smoothes out as you hit the Apache forest and the Arizona line.
All of a sudden you are in some real twisties and going downhill really fast and a beautiful valley opens up before you.
This is a great place for a break btw.
Then the road snakes away towards Guthrie and is a little narrow in places.
This road, like few others, emphasizes the differences in altitude from New Mexico to Arizona.
You have dropped 2500 ft. in just 30 miles.
It's so fun you will want to climb back up the hill!
- Jeff Angstman (7/16/06)
This is a nice drive from the US180/SR78 Junction in New Mexico to the SR78/US191 Junction in Arizona.
The first part in New Mexico is high speed sweepers.
As soon as you enter Arizona, it turns to a nice set of twisties, followed by a beautiful set of turns down the side of mountains.
Typically I hit this road by taking US191 from Clifton, AZ to Alpine, AZ.
From there I head down US180 to the US180/SR78 Junction.
- Anonomous Rider - (5/12/06)