I'm planing to drive to Santa Fe with one of my girlfriends at the end of May for a short trip (4-5 days) We both are very excited, we planned it as a two girls trip. However she asked around and a guy friend told her that it's not safe for two girls to drive that 11 hrs roadtrip since majority of the time you will be driving in the middle of nowhere, once you left Texas and enter New Mexico, it's even hard to find a gas station along the way so you would have to plan on where to stop to get gas, secondly you may encounter danger on the way because of some shady area and people(really?) and there will be a checkpoint on the road? So she now wants to have two more guys join us(her friends but totally strangers to me)
I'd prefer just two of us hit road but she is really concerned if it's a good idea to just go there by ourselves.
Any opinions to share? Thank you!