The Scenic Byway That Leads To Some Of The Most Underrated Scenery In New Mexico

If you have driven from Tucumcari to Santa Rosa, chances are, you took Interstate 40. That’s great for a quick trip, but if you have some time, detour off the Mother Road and treat yourself to some of New Mexico’s under-appreciated roads. There is a little something for everyone along the way — red rock mesas, rolling plains of ranch country, lakes, ruins and a good dose of New Mexico history.

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Once you finish roaming Mesalands, try one of these other 9 Beautiful Byways In New Mexico Are Perfect For A Scenic Drive. Happy road-tripping, New Mexico. Be safe out there!