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New Mexico Scenic Drives

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Scenic drives to consider in New Mexico are listed below. Click on any scenic byway or backway listed below for complete information.

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31 scenic drive Results

  • 2 hours to drive the Byway
  • 84 miles (135 km)

Billy the Kid Trail pays tribute to the infamous "Wild West" outlaw and several other western icons, including Smokey the Bear. From the Hubbard Museum of the American West, to Fort Stanton, to the Lincoln State Monument, to the Smokey Bear Museum and Park, the region promises exciting experiences f...

  • 30-60 minutes
  • 31 miles (49 km)

The Abo Pass Trail is a unique highway route which showcases the natural beauty and historic significance of New Mexico. The Route is located within Socorro, Torrance, and Valencia counties and connects the Salt Missions Trail and El Camino Real Scenic Byways. This route was an important segment o...

Follow the ghosts of famous lawmen, outlaws and warriors through the rugged beauty of the million-acre Lincoln National Forest.

Within the Glenwood District runs the Bursum Road (HWY 159), a primitive scenic byway that passes through the historic mining town of Mogollon and is the major access to a range of recreational opportunities. From wilderness and non-wilderness trail heads, to camping and fishing in peaceful mixed co...

  • 90 minutes to drive this route.
  • 36 miles (57 km)

Chain of Craters Back Country Byway follows New Mexico Country Road 42. The byway in its entirety passes through the El Malpais National Monument, where you can see volcanic cinder cones. As you drive, you'll see sandstone bluffs to the east as well.The area is not only beautiful to look upon, it is...

  • 6.7 miles (10 km)

NM Route 448

  • 215 miles (346 km)

This byway in the extreme northeastern corner of New Mexico is comprised of NM 406, 456, 370, 325, 551, and 72.

During colonial years, New Mexico was tied to the outside world by this one thoroughfare, El Camino Real, which descended the Rio Grande valley from Santa Fe on its way to Mexico City to the south.

  • 4 hours
  • 84 miles (135 km)

Circling Wheeler Peak, the tallest mountain in New Mexico, Enchanted Circle Scenic Byway loops 84 miles through the Carson National Forest. Highlighting astonishing wooded valleys, magnificent mountain passes, and rich Wild West history and culture, Enchanted Circle makes an exciting day trip or an...

  • 13 hours, including backtracking, to drive the Byway. Allow 2 or 3 days to fully enjoy the Byway.
  • 154 miles (247 km)

The Geronimo Trail Scenic Byway encompasses a wide landscape, from desert mountains to forested mountains and vast stretches of mesa lands in between. There are miles of natural terrain that have not changed for hundreds of years. The wide-open spaces and distant vistas give the traveler a feeling o...

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