This is an out-and-back ride along the eastern edge of the El Malpais lava flow. The scenery is fantastic, with wonderful views over the lava beds to the west and the steep cliffs of mesas to the east. You also stop at La Ventana, the largest natural arch in the state.
Distance: 58.8 miles, 1,422 ft. elevation gain.
Getting There: Starts at the intersection of I-40 and NM 117.
Roadway: Two lane roads with very little traffic.
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(Turn by turn directions)