On Sunday, June 23rd, 2013 El Paso’s Officially un-official MINI Cooper Club (epMINIs) will head up to Cloudcroft NM for a day trip and some heat relief. The Trip will consist of leaving El Paso at 10 am. Lunch in Cloudcroft at around 1 PM then a loop up to Mescalero via 244 and Tularosa via Highway 70 for a scenic cruise. Tularosa will be the final meet point before the drive home. 70 will take you to Las Cruces or connect to 54 to get back to El Paso.
Meetup Place/Time 9:00 am
We will meet up starting around 9 am at the McDonalds/Western Refinery Gas Station located on the far Northeast part of town. The address is 11390 Gateway N Ste B El Paso, TX 79934. Its off US 54 Near McCombs. If you want to fuel up and grab some breakfast, get there earlier so we can stay on Schedule.
We plan on leaving from the McDonalds at about 10:00 am. We’ll take US 54 north up to Alamogordo and then follow 82 to Cloudcroft. There will be a couple of stops along the way. We hope to be able to stop at the scenic point before the tunnel to Cloudcroft as well.
1:00 PM Lunch
Once we get into Cloudcroft, we’ll have to be creative about parking. We can start off in the school parking lot to regroup then figure out parking from there. We may not all fit in the same spots together, but there are plenty of places around the town to park. There are a few places around for lunch or you can pack your own. Anyone not staying with the group at lunch will need to check in with us to be sure we don’t leave you behind after lunch.
After Lunch (approx 2:30/3:oo)
Highway 82 runs right through the center of town. We’ll get back onto 82 E toward Columbine Blvd then take the 2nd left onto NM-244. We’ll cruise through 244 until it intersects with US-70. We’ll start heading west through Mescalero and Tularosa. From Tularosa we’ll catch 70/54 south to head home. This is a rough overview map of the route we’ll be taking:
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