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Take This Gorgeous Fall Foliage Road Trip To See New Mexico Like Never Before

One of the joys of this time of year is seeing the blaze of fall colors sweep across New Mexico. There are few sights as beautiful as a mountainside transformed by vibrant yellow aspens. According to predictions by the Farmers’ Almanac, in New Mexico, the leaves will be at their most stunning between September 28th and October 9th this year. You know what that means? Road trip! We’ve combined several of the state’s most scenic drives into a trip that’ll give you an incredible leaf-peeping experience. This drive begins (or ends) in Santa Fe. It covers 296 miles and the drive time is 7 hours, without stops. Here is the map.

What’s your favorite place in New Mexico to admire the fall foliage?

Juliet White
New Mexico staff writer for Only In Your State and freelance writer. A committed travel junkie, Juliet has lived on two continents, but believes that the sunsets in New Mexico are the best. She can be reached on Twitter @JulietWrites.