My truck's odometer had the FR 233/38 junction at just over 12 miles from highway NM-12. We drove two more miles to a wide spot in the road at elevation 8,660 feet (odometer: 14.0). I hiked it from here - it couldn't have been more than two miles, using the section markings on the map to help gauge the mileages. My guess is the total o/w mileage to the top is 16, +/- a little bit. The road looked good all the way up. Passenger vehicles could make it to the 233/38 junction. High clearance for the rest. Stock trucks and SUVs should be fine. The last few turns would need to be made very slowly. I liked the hike! The lookout man told me of the 1995 burn and showed me the still-evident scars, as well as the new growth coming in.