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Posted: 01/11/18 09:51am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I'm scrolling through Google Maps looking for interesting things to see and do in New Mexico next month, and I came across Pie Town. The name intrigues me, but it doesn't look like there is any "there" there.

Have any of you experienced Pie Town for yourselves?


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I saw a piece on television about it. I want to go! Unfortunately I have no idea where it is.


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Two Hands wrote:

I saw a piece on television about it. I want to go! Unfortunately I have no idea where it is.


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Never been to Pie Town, but I'd recommend you check out El Morrow NM. Such a cool place. And it's been a crossroads for a couple thousand years. Hiking trail, ancient ruins, a small dam, graffiti that was put there by the Spanish in the 1500's.

I really loved my short visit and hike up to the top and back down. Really worth the visit. Best of all, you can combine the visit to El Morrow, with a visit to Pie town. Only a 2 hour drive.


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It's a little town out on US Route 60 (parallel and to the south of Route 66). Yes, there's a couple of restaurants there. Yes, pies are the specialty. Yes, there's an RV park there.

Not far from Datil, NM, where there's a decent public campground.

Not that far from the VLA, always worth a visit!

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Great suggestions. Thanks Jim and Lynn.

Keep 'em coming, folks.

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Pie Town is a pass-through town, not a destination in and of itself unless you're into a lot of solitude. Not just a whole lot of people living out that way. Which would have been an entirely different story had the surveyors in the 19th century chosen the more southern route for the railroad rather than the more northern route (the latter to become, among other things, Route 66).

By the way, [email protected] mentions El Morro (not El Morrow), which is located somewhat to the north of the Pie Town area. The monument there is now called El Morro National Monument, though sometimes called Inscription Rock. There are native American (Ancestral Pueblan) ruins up on top. DOwnstairs is the protected pond, which made the place a well-down stop over place for European explorers and, later on, East - West travelers. The earliest Euro inscription there is by Juan de Oñate in 1605. Before the monument was protected, some of the final inscriptions are from the railroad surveyors who were trying to decide between the northern route (to become Route 66) and the more southern route.

The Ancient Way cafe near El Morro (great food!) has a small private RV park. El Morro itself has a campground, too, but it's limited to smaller RVs, I believe.

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We have been to Pie Town. Great Pies. Also a very good place to stop and have lunch. A couple of the shops have room enough for your rig.


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eubank wrote:

It's a little town out on US Route 60 (parallel and to the south of Route 66). Yes, there's a couple of restaurants there. Yes, pies are the specialty. Yes, there's an RV park there.

Not far from Datil, NM, where there's a decent public campground.

Not that far from the VLA, always worth a visit!

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The town has free rv parking in good size park. No hookups . We stayed there couple times for night using generator. Pies were good.

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