It was time to make a trip to Bosque del Apache. I decided to make a couple day trip out of it and
play tourist. On the NM DOT web site I found map and information for some scenic drives. It has been dry, so I was sure back country dirt/gravel roads would be passable. Guebradas Byway was along my way from Rio Rancho to Bosque del Apache.
Thanks to good direction on the DOT web sire, I was able to find the byway off I-25 at Escondida (just North of Socorro). Follow carefully the NMDOT web site direction to find the start of this back country byway.
It was a welcome break from the Interstate and the traffic of the ABQ Merto area. Other than some folks out for 4-wheeling in "dune buggy type" vehicles, I only encountered about 3 or 4 vehicles on the 24 mile road.
The road drops you onto US380 about 11 miles East of San Antonio.From there, I drove south on NM 1 to the Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuse visitors center. By that time I needed was facility break and picked up pass for the refuge.