Great ride report. I recognized lots of the places but you found some stuff that I have never seen!
Now I have to get out more!
The bar at Tia Juanas in Roswell is really cool, and you rode the Gila. The road to the cliff dwellings is worth the ride from Dallas.
If you get out here again, hit Mule Creek (just west of Glenwood) and ride 191 south to north and loop out at Alpine, AZ. Definately one of the best for pavement.
Thanks for the pics and the report!