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. Visible from I-10 westbound.
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Recycled Roadrunner.

Recycled Roadrunner
Made of refuse; 20 feet tall, 40 feet long. The recycled junk in its body has been recycled several times since it was first built in 1993. Now perched on a fake rock. Report...

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Recycled Roadrunner - City Vista

The rest area at mile 135 eastbound has access to the sculpture, as well as an amazing vista of city and surrounding mountain range. Bathrooms were clean, dog relief area, and beautiful stone picnic structures make this a great stop!

[Jennifer, 07/28/2020]

Rest area.

Recycled Roadrunner

Not only is the Recycled Roadrunner worth a stop, but the rest area has covered picnic tables with a view. Also, the restrooms are clean!

[Janet, 03/16/2019]

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]

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