Karl Fox Memorial Fall Tour – Devil’s Highway
October 13 @ 1:30 pm - October 15 @ 5:00 pm
This year’s annual New Mexico Chapter Karl Fox Memorial Fall Tour in October will feature an exciting collaboration with the BMW CCA Roadrunner Chapter of Arizona! Join us Friday, October 13 to Sunday, October 15, 2023 as we travel to the New Mexico/Arizona border to experience the Devil’s Highway. Register today. Though the Route 666 name has officially been extinct for 20 years, the legend lives on along the hundreds of sharp curves comprising the Devil’s Highway!
The New Mexico Chapter caravan will meet at the parking lot of the Walmart in Socorro, 700 6th Street, at 1:30 PM on Friday, October 13. We will plan to arrive in Alpine, AZ, our basecamp for the weekend, in time for dinner at the Alpine Grill & Still.
Make your lodging reservations for Alpine soon, as availability is limited! To keep our group together, our recommended lodging spot is The Aspen Lodge. Call 1-866-32-ASPEN (1-866-322-7736) to reserve accommodations. Be aware there is a short section of well-maintained unpaved road to reach the Lodge.
We will meet up with the Roadrunner Chapter on Saturday morning for a 9:45 AM departure from the Escudilla Mountain Cabins in Alpine. We will drive the Devil’s Highway Loop once, clockwise, starting in Alpine and winding our way east into New Mexico (Hwy 180). We will then make our way to Glenwood, New Mexico for a brief stop. From there, we will hook down and around to Clifton, Arizona (Hwy 78) and then back up to Alpine, Arizona (Hwy 191). We will stop for lunch at Michelles Bar & Grill in Morenci. The total distance is about 220 miles of spectacular views, mountain vistas, high mountain meadows, and enough twists, curves, and long-fast sweepers through multiple elevation changes to make you and your BMW happy for many months to come! Once we return to Alpine, you will have the opportunity to recap your extraordinary adventure with other BMW enthusiasts, over a delicious meal, at the Foxfire at Alpine restaurant.
The New Mexico Chapter will caravan back east together on Sunday morning, with a stop for lunch at Ella’s Cafe in Reserve.
In addition to securing your lodging reservations, all participants from both chapters need to register for the event at https://roadrunnerbmw.org/event/devils-highway-2023-10/#. To assist us with planning, please register as soon as possible and no later than September 15. You can indicate that you will be joining the NM caravan. Our chapter is planning to have dinner on our own on Friday night so will not be joining the Friday night dinner in the sign-up form.
We look forward to driving the Devil’s Highway at this year’s Karl Fox Memorial Fall Tour with you! Please contact Rob Anthony, New Mexico Chapter Driving Events Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.