Take These 9 Country Roads In New Mexico For An Unforgettable Scenic Drive

In New Mexico, driving the backroads is often the key to unlocking some of the state’s best scenery. There is no shortage of country roads here – many of them unpaved – to satisfy either those seeking adventure or simply escape. So next time you have a day off and a certain restless feeling, head out on these 9 scenic country roads in New Mexico that are less traveled. (Many of these routes involve unpaved roads and should not be attempted during bad weather.)

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It’s a little tricky to find the Quebradas Backcountry Scenic Byway. For more details, click here.

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