Not sure if I am posting on the correct area forum but here goes : we will be travelling from Tucson to either Silver City or Las Cruces just as an overnight stop on our way to Albuquerque. We are on a strict itinerary so what are the timings and mileage like to Albuquerque from either places? It seems it would maybe be quicker from Las Cruces but it also seems there is more scenic roads around Silver City especially the 152 to the I25 which to be honest would appeal to us more. Using Mapquest it seems the 152 would mean a drive of over 2 hours before joining the I25 is that correct? But straight up from Las Cruces would be just over 3 hours. Can't avoid the driving but would like to arrive at check-in time and spend some time just lazing around for a change.
Any help gratefully received!