A friend & I are planning a road trip end of June from Santa Fe to Austin. I understand the most direct route doesn't have much to see, so we're looking for alternate ways to go. I've planned out two routes, one South via El Paso TX (with a detour to El Camino Del Rio- is this a good spot?) and one East via Oklahoma City, which is a few hours longer (links below).
Is there one direction you'd suggest over the other? If you have any recommendations on either route please let me know. Thanks in advance!