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Santa Fe, New Mexico - Scenic Drives

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Scenic drives to consider in the Santa Fe area are listed below. Click on any scenic byway or backway listed below for complete information.

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  • Asphalt
  • 67 miles (107 km)

Through its art, landscapes, and history, the High Road to Taos will tell a story of its past and present. From Santa Fe to Taos, the byway is one of the most impressive drives in New Mexico. Beginning your journey in Espanola, the official beginning of the byway, you can see remarkable work of lo...

  • 5 to 6 days to drive this Byway
  • 1410 miles (2269 km)

"...and they come into 66 from the tributary side roads, from the wagon tracks and the rutted country roads, 66 is the mother road, the road of flight." -- John Steinbeck in "The Grapes of Wrath".Route 66 means different things to different people, but freedom is a common theme. For families like t...

  • 2.5 to 3 hours to drive, or a full day to see the entire Byway.
  • 163 miles (262 km)

The Jemez Mountain Trail will take you from Albuquerque to Santa Fe via Bernalillo, a variety of Spanish and Indian ruins, the Coronado and Jemez State Monuments, Los Alamos, and the Bandelier National Monument. From this monument, it is just a short jaunt to either Chimayo and El Santuario de Chima...

  • A comfortable day, stopping at points of interest.
  • 140 miles (225 km)

NM 333, 41; US 60; NM 513, 55, 337, 131

  • 30 minutes without stops.
  • 16 miles (25 km)

Santa Fe National Forest Scenic Byway starts in the heart of historic Santa Fe and follows New Mexico State Highway 475 through the narrow Tesuque Canyon to the Santa Fe Ski Area. Each stopping point along this route offers vastly different activities. Yet, each will enhance your experience as you d...

  • Santa Fe - Southeast

The Santa Fe Trail was the first of America's great Trans-Mississippi routes.

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