Escape Into New Mexico’s Forests This Summer On These 5 Scenic Byways

Feel like hitting the road this weekend? If you’re in the mood for picturesque sights, cooler temperatures, and reason to leave the house for a few hours, you’ll want to check out some of New Mexico’s scenic byways. We’re lucky to have more than two dozen scattered across the state but you’ll definitely want to take a drive on one of these byways in our enchanting mountains.

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: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/

How many of these byways have you had a chance to drive along? Are there any other mountain drives you absolutely love? Feel free to leave a comment below, on our Facebook page, or submit a nomination!

Looking for more lovely drives across New Mexico? If you prefer to drive along more isolated, rural roads, you’ll want to check out some of our favorite backroads. Read our suggestions in The 7 Best Backroads In New Mexico For A Long Scenic Drive.

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