New Mexico’s Longest State Road Is A Road Less Traveled… But It’s Worth Exploring

Imagine yourself cruising along a deserted road, your eyes squinting against the powerful rays of a New Mexico sun, content in the knowledge that you are likely the only person for miles. Driving along the back roads, you experience a feeling of total freedom. It’s something everyone should do once in a while.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:

Since the point of this drive is to get away from it all, be sure to start your journey with a full tank of gas and bring along some food and water.

The drive time is approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes.

Have you driven along New Mexico’s longest state road? What are your favorite spots in the northeastern part of the state? Let us know on the Only In New Mexico Facebook page.