Directions and sights to see along the way from the Grand Canyon to Truth or Consequences
From the Grand Canyon's South Rim
US 180 South 58 miles to I-40
I-40 East 121 miles to Holbrook, AZ.
US 180 South 19 miles to Petrified Forest
Continue on US 180 (191) South 68 miles to Springerville AZ.
US 60 East 102 miles to VLA
Very Large Array (Giant Satellite Dishes as seen on the Movie CONTACT)
VLA Website: http://www.aoc.nrao.edu/vla/html/VLAhome.shtml
Museum is open 7 days a week.
Continue East on US 180 50 miles to Socorro, NM
I-25 South 10 miles to San Antonio NM (exit 139)
Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Reserve:
Directions: take I-25 South to San Antonio exit 139, then route 380 East .5 miles, then State Highway 1 South 8 miles to refuge.
From Reserve, continue South on Highway 1 for 9 miles to the San Marcial exit on I-25. Proceed South on I-25 for 52 miles to Truth or Consequences, NM (exit 79)
Directions from Carlsbad Caverns National Park to Truth or Consequences and sights to see along the way
Carlsbad Caverns: http://www.nps.gov/cave/
From Carlsbad Caverns parking lot East on Park road approximately 10 miles to White City.
From White City to Carlsbad NM travel approximately 12 miles north on US 62/ 180
From Carlsbad go North 36 miles on US 285 to Artesia, NM
Turn West on US 82 106 miles to Alamogordo NM
This route passes through
Lincoln National Forest-Home of Smokey the Bear
Alamogordo Space Museum
From Alamogordo continue West 65 miles to Las Cruces
White Sands National Monument is 15 miles from Alamogordo
From Las Cruces go North on I-25 for 71 miles to exit 75 Truth or Consequences, NM