41.4 miles: 1 hours, 4 minutes
The giant, sandy-colored rocky cliffs of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains edge the two-lane US 64; the green peaks of the range occupy the distant scenery. Views from Palo Flechado Pass, where the elevation is 9,111 feet, are particularly impressive. Eagle Nest Lake contrasts with the otherwise earth tone-dominated scenery. Several historical markers are on the route.