The 7 Best Backroads In New Mexico For A Long Scenic Drive

One of New Mexico’s many selling points is its lack of traffic – at least in comparison to other states. Unless you’re in the heart of an urban area, chances are you’re zipping along at a good pace, and sometimes you even have the road to yourself. While cruising through the countryside is always relaxing, doing so while gazing at gorgeous scenery is even better. So next time you’re in the mood for a long, pretty drive, check out these 7 backroads through New Mexico.

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So what are you waiting for? Load up your cooler and hit the road. Just remember to check the weather forecast and gas up before you go – in rural New Mexico, open gas stations can be few and far between.

What’s your favorite scenic drive in the Land of Enchantment?

We’ve already covered some of New Mexico’s official scenic byways in a past article that you can read here.