If you are looking for a scenic New Mexico road trip through the Land of Enchantment, look no further – we’ve got you covered. This road trip will take you through some of the most picturesque locations in northern New Mexico as you explore Sugarite Canyon State Park, Red River, Taos, Carson National Forest, Gallinas Peak, and other natural wonders in New Mexico on this 300-mile road trip west. So, gas up the car and grab your favorite snacks and drinks for the road – it’s time to get a move on!

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Although the total driving time for this scenic New Mexico road trip is only about seven hours, you should plan to spend at least a full day – or better yet, a weekend – exploring so you’re not rushed and have all the time you need to see why they call our beautiful state the Land of Enchantment.

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Ideas For The Most Scenic Road Trip In New Mexico


If you're hoping to put together the most scenic road trip in New Mexico, we have good news and we have bad news. The bad news is you're going to have a difficult time. The good news is you're going to have a difficult time because there are so many stunning places in the Land of Enchantment, it's impossible to see them all in a single road trip. But we have some thoughts for itineraries that will take you to some absolutely gorgeous places. 


Any one of these nine beautiful byways, for example, will take you through some of the most magical landscapes in the Land of Enchantment. If you've only got one day for your trip, consider this epic sunrise-to-sunset itinerary.


Where To Find Some Of The Best New Mexico Scenery


If you really want to see some of the best New Mexico scenery, the state parks are a fantastic place to start. The state is also home to some amazingly picturesque small towns that have much to offer a traveler.


Natural Wonders In New Mexico


On any road trip, you will have no difficulty finding natural wonders in New Mexico. There is so much beauty in the state that really, all you have to do is look around. Many of our natural wonders are hiding in plain sight. And some of the most amazing natural wonders cost you nothing to enjoy.