Las Cruces, New Mexico: Recycled Roadrunner Team Field Report

I-10, Las Cruces, NM
In a rest area on the south side of I-10, just west of Las Cruces and just east of the Picacho Ave. exit, between mileposts 134 and 135. Only accessible from the eastbound lanes.
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Recycled Roadrunner.

Recycled Roadrunner
Made of refuse from a local dump; 20 feet tall, 40 feet long. Disappeared in 2011, returned to its former spot in June 2014 -- now perched on a fake rock. Report...

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Recycled Roadrunner.

Recycled Roadrunner

Stopped 3/27/2017. Had no idea he was here. Close up he's looking a little worse for wear, but still made the stop more interesting on our drive thru NM.

[Fran Kilpatrick, 04/01/2017]


Recycled Roadrunner

You can see the roadrunner from the interstate if you don't have time for a stop.

[Maggie, 03/25/2015]


Recycled Roadrunner

He's back! (after being down for repairs and improvements. We were delighted to find it standing tall)

[Carol, 12/02/2014]
Recycled Roadrunner

According to the Las Cruces Sun News, the Roadrunner is currently at the artist's home being refurbished.

[Steve McIlree, 02/16/2012]

The roadrunner has been given an all-new set of junk by its creator, Olin Calk, and debuted for one day, Earth Day 2012, at Las Cruces' downtown Young Park. Then it went back into the shop for more recycling.

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World's Largest Chile Pepper, Las Cruces, NM - 4 mi.

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