OK. I need a little helpful advice here. Can some of you NM riders tell me if New Mexico State Highway 159 (Bursum Road) is open from about Glenwood on US180 to NM-163. On Google maps it looks like a hoot. On MapQuest it ain't even there. I Googled it and found an article from Sept 2012 that it's now open and though passable by 2WD vehicles it's not recommended.
I'm headed east on Tuesday and was considering that as an alternative to droning east on I-40.
Thanks for any advice.