Does anyone have advice about an out-and-back from Albuquerque, NM to Chaco Canyon? I am taking a trip to New Mexico in October and I am going to spend the week touring and primitive camping. I am hoping to do 300 miles over 5-6 days.
I am trying to determine:
1.) Is it safe to ride 550 North out of Albuquerque (as Google Maps recommends)?
2.) Does anyone have a preferred bike pickup location (UPS, FEDEX, bike shop)?
3.)And...is Chaco Rout even worth a trip? (El Moro and El Malpais are also near Albuquerque and may be a nicer route but the traffic looks tough on the map softwares.) I also have looked at the southern Tier but I am not sure I have enough time to get down to Silver City.