The Enchanted Route: US Highways 62/180
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In the past, I have written about the one thing in the United States that remains undisputed: the Road Network. You will never get lost in the United States unless you do not know how to read a map or ask for directions. The thousands of highways that grace the different states make it so easy to travel and discover this great nation without ever having to lift off the ground. You do not have to own a car to drive the highways and byways of America, you however need a VISA or MASTERCARD (well, other major credit cards like American Express and Capital One will do as well) to rent a vehicle in any State you happen to be in. Mark (Mark 184) and I, happen to both own cars; we were driving his BMW on this 3 day weekend trip to the Carlsbad Caverns in New Mexico. Our journey took us from Arizona, to New Mexico, to Texas and back to New Mexico to the Caverns.
This is what many would refer to as the enchanted route. With no reataurants, rest stops, gas stations or shops on along the stretch between El Paso, Guadalupe Mountains and Whites City, it is an unbelievable drive. The challenge to you is to get your car gased up before leaving El Paso and carry some emergency stuff incase your car breaks down. Closer to the Guadalupe Mountains national Park, there is an exit to the land of the Hidden Waters, also known as Dell City. The Salt Flats are aslo along this stretch. We made a stop at the Salt Flats, check out my review/ blog on the Salt Flats.