This year marks our 3rd MINI Adventure in the Gila! This a must drive for everyone! The route has roads that bring out the full potential of your MINI and you won’t be disappointed. The route will be a little different than years past as we will conclude the trip at Faywood Hotsprings for some R&R
8:30 Meet at Starbucks Outlet Mall, Transmountain Rd @ I-10
9:00 Depart for Las Cruces Meet up at Pan Am Center parking lot I-25 @ University
9:45 Depart for Hatch, exit I-25 to NM 26, then North on NM 25 to Hillsboro Meet at Rest Area in center of town on NM 152
From Hillsboro follow 152 through Kingston, San Lorenzo to Hwy 180 into Silver City.
Rally point at Public Park on Pope Street (Hwy 180) just past Sonic. Lunch and Refuel as necessary. Departure time will be announced depending on arrival time.
Depart on NM 15 going North, around Lake Roberts clockwise to NM 35 rally point, public restrooms in campground area below (South of) the lake.
Continue South on 35 to Mimbres Go Southwest on NM 61 to City of Rocks State Park, continue 1 mile to
FAYWOOD HOT SPRINGS. http://faywood.com/index.php/bathing-camping-and-lodging
Usual day use rate is 12.00 per person. Gila Rally special discount rate 8.00. Showers and dressing room facilities available. Large community pool and others available. Bring towels and swimsuits, if desired. Clothing optional sections also available.
It is appox 25 miles on US Hwy 180 to Deming from Faywood Hot Springs.
This is a slightly shorter route than we have followed in the past two years since we will not return to Silver City after circling the lake. This should leave time for some soaking and relaxing before heading back to EP.
We also expect some other British/European car rally participants this year. There will be walkie talkie monitors to co ordinate the larger number of cars expected.
Contact Ken Kenyon firstname.lastname@example.org 915 490-6672