New Mexico is well known for its world famous sites and areas of interest across the state. From vast unspoiled wilderness areas in both state and national parks and recreational areas across the state to quaint small art and culture rich towns to big cities offering food, wine, and diverse historical experiences to government conspiracies and more, New Mexico is truly one state in the U.S. that can offer you a host of experiences and leave you wishing you had more time.
Just a few great ways to get out and explore this amazing part of the American West is to take advantage of the open road. New Mexico is nothing if not diverse and offers many wonderful ways in which you can get out and explore the many areas of interest and do so on a budget. Taking a road trip in New Mexico is a great way to explore, especially if you focus on the many historic byways found throughout the state. Take a look at the many Byways of New Mexico with a review from Tradewinds Vacations and get to know more about what this nation has to offer.
Billy the Kid Trail – 84 miles – Travels throught the Lincoln National Forest. Known for its beauty and history associated with Billy the Kid
El Camino Real – 299 miles – Explores the road from El Paso to Santa Fe along the Royal Road of the Interior Land.
Geronimo Trail Scenic Byway – 154 miles – Filled with Appache History, visits old mining towns, hot mineral springs and desert lakes as well as mountains.
Historic Route 66 – 1410 miles – The mother road – An adventure in history and charm.
Jemez Mountain Trail – 163 miles – Filled with geologic and historical sites of interest, it takes you through areas rich in ancient ruins and the area heritage. Includes monuments, hot springs and historical sites of interest.
Santa Fe Trail – 565 miles – One of America’s first trade routes, this road was imperative to our nations expansion west. Sites include Raton Pas, Fort Union and Santa Fe.
Trail of the Mountain Spirits Scenic Byway – 95 miles – Gila National Forest. Miners, homesteaders, Indians and explorers left there mark on this area.
Turquoise Trail – 62 miles – Cibola National Forest and Santa Fe National Forest the area is rich in geological formations like no where else on earth.
Other NM Scenic Byways include, but may not be limited to:
- Abo Pass Trail
- Chain of Craters Back Country Byway
- Corrales Road
- Enchanted Circle Scenic Byway
- Guadalupe Back Country Byway
- High Road to Taos
- La Frontera del Llano Byway
- Lake Valley Back Country Byway
- Mesalands Scenic Byway
- Narrow-Gauge Scenic Byway
- Puye Cliffs Scenic Byway
- Quebradas Back Country Byway
- Salt Missions Trail
- Sandia Crest Byway
- Santa Fe National Forest Scenic Byway
- Socorro Historical District Scenic Byway
- Sunspot Scenic Byway
- Trail of the Ancients – NM
- Wild Rivers Back Country Scenic Byway
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