11 Country Roads In New Mexico That Are Pure Bliss In The Fall

Many of the best scenic drives in New Mexico are at their prettiest in the fall. You can devote a whole road trip to leaf-peeping, or if you only have one day to explore in the Land of Enchantment, just head into the nearest forest or wilderness area. If you’re looking for inspiration for your next scenic drive, consider cruising along these 11 country roads and byways in New Mexico.

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Which scenic drive do you like best (on or off of this list)?

There is no end to the beautiful routes you can take through the Land of Enchantment. Here are even more suggestions for the best scenic drives in New Mexico.

Address: New Mexico 518, NM-518, Las Vegas, NM, USA
Address: Corrales Road, Corrales Rd, Corrales, NM, USA
Address: County Road 532, Co Rd 532, Alto, NM, USA
Address: Cimarron Canyon State Park, 28869 US-64, Eagle Nest, NM 87718, USA
Address: Sandia Crest Scenic Highway, Sandia Crest Scenic Hwy, New Mexico, USA
Address: New Mexico 152, NM-152, New Mexico, USA
Address: New Mexico 63, NM-63, Pecos, NM, USA
Address: State Road 6563, State Rd 6563, New Mexico, USA
Address: Santa Fe National Forest, New Mexico 87532, USA
Address: New Mexico 17, NM-17, Chama, NM, USA
Address: New Mexico 32, NM-32, New Mexico, USA
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Best Scenic Drives In New Mexico

July 30, 2021

What are the best things to do during the fall in New Mexico?

The Land of Enchantment is enchanting no matter the time of year. However, fall in New Mexico is absolutely spectacular. During these cooler months of the year, there is a long list of activities you can enjoy that will get you outdoors, enjoying the beautiful state, and creating unforgettable memories.

A few of our favorite activities during the fall in New Mexico include visiting a pumpkin patch or navigating a corn maze. There are several corn mazes located all around the state, some are larger and more challenging than others. Fall is also one of the best times to travel on one of the many scenic byways in New Mexico. Begin with the byways located in the article above for some stunning scenery.

The fall is also when the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta takes place. You’ll want to get up early to see for yourself the sky filled with dozens of hot air balloons. Then, enjoy all of the festivities at this exciting event including photo contests, firework shows, balloon glows, and more.

What are some of the most scenic places in New Mexico to visit?

One of the benefits of living or visiting the Land of Enchantment is no matter where you are located, you will be near one of the most scenic places in New Mexico. For example, in the southern part of the state is the unique and awe-inspiring White Sands National Park. Make sure to bring a sled and race down one of the dunes. In the northern part of the state, take a drive on the Santa Fe National Scenic Byway for some beautiful views.

Address: New Mexico 518, NM-518, Las Vegas, NM, USA
Address: Corrales Road, Corrales Rd, Corrales, NM, USA
Address: County Road 532, Co Rd 532, Alto, NM, USA
Address: Cimarron Canyon State Park, 28869 US-64, Eagle Nest, NM 87718, USA
Address: Sandia Crest Scenic Highway, Sandia Crest Scenic Hwy, New Mexico, USA
Address: New Mexico 152, NM-152, New Mexico, USA
Address: New Mexico 63, NM-63, Pecos, NM, USA
Address: State Road 6563, State Rd 6563, New Mexico, USA
Address: Santa Fe National Forest, New Mexico 87532, USA
Address: New Mexico 17, NM-17, Chama, NM, USA
Address: New Mexico 32, NM-32, New Mexico, USA