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Alien Invasion Grand Tour

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Join us on what will be a memorable ride through history and the bizarre featuring a visit to the Trinity Bomb site, the culmination of the Manhattan Project, where the first nuclear device was exploded, only open to the public twice a year and to Roswell, NM, the site so famous for out of this world encounters.

The difficulty level of this ride is ADVANCED. This ride will have a moderate but entertaining sport touring pace with roads providing some challenge. Be prepared for possibly cold conditions early in the day and more moderate conditions in the afternoon. Be prepared for long days in the saddle. This will be a great ride for intermediate touring riders as well as cruisers and people riding two-up. About 1,164 miles total (your mileage may vary).
Day 1

We will meet at GO AZ Motorcycles Scottsdale at 9:00 AM, have a riders meeting at about 9:20, and head out around 9:30. Please be fed and fueled when you arrive!

Our lunch stop for the day:

The House
1191 E Hall
Show Low, AZ, 85901, USA

Day 1 Recommended Hotels

713 California St. N.W.
Socorro, NM 87801

Super[masked] Interstate 25 W Frontage Rd
Socorro, NM 87801

America’s Best Value Inn
1009 N California St
Socorro, NM 87801

Best Western
1100 N California St
Socorro, NM 87801

Dinner will be at:

Socorro Springs Brewing Company
1012 N California St, Socorro, NM 87801

367 miles

Day 2

We will be departing at 6:00 AM to the Trinity Site in the White Sands Missile Range. Please be fed and fueled at departure time! Expect a line to get in. The earlier we get there, the earlier we can get back on the road! After spending some time at Trinity, we will depart for Roswell and stop for lunch, visit the shops and the International UFO Research Museum which has plenty of parking. You will be on your own for lunch but we recommend:

Big D's Downtown Dive
100 S Richardson Ave
Roswell, New Mexico, 88203, United States[masked]

After getting your fill of the aliens in Roswell, we will depart on a scenic and challenging ride through the ski resort town of Cloudcroft. We will then stop for the night in Las Cruces.

Best Western Mission Inn
1765 S Main St,
Las Cruces, NM 88005

Dinner will be at:

St Clair Winery & Bistro
1720 Avenida de Mesilla
Las Cruces, NM 88005

414 miles

Day 3

We will depart Las Cruces at 8:00 AM fed and fueled for some more scenic and challenging roads in western New Mexico and south eastern Arizona. Our stop for lunch will be:

Jerry’s Restaurant
1612 W Thatcher Blvd
Safford, AZ 85546

After lunch, you will be on your own to travel home to various parts of the valley.

251 miles to lunch stop

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