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Most People Have No Idea These Unique Tunnels In New Mexico Exist

Even if you’ve never heard of the Gilman Tunnels, you still may have seen them.

They’ve been used as a filming location for movies such as “3:10 to Yuma” and “The Scorch Trials” (the sequel to “The Maze Runner”). These tunnels are located in New Mexico’s Jemez Mountains, near the town of Jemez Springs.

To reach the Gilman Tunnels, just turn off Highway 4 onto NM 485.

This video by John Cline Productions gives you an idea of what it’s like to drive through the Gilman Tunnels. The tunnels first appear about one and a half minutes into the footage.

There’s plenty to things to do in this part of New Mexico. After you visit the tunnels, be sure to explore the town of Jemez Springs, which is known for its hot springs.

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.