New Mexico State Road 597

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State Road 597 marker

State Road 597
Route information
Maintained by NMDOT
Length: 0.447 mi[1] (0.719 km)
Major junctions
South end: US 160 southeast of Four Corners
North end: 4 Corners Road at the Four Corners Monument
Location
Counties: San Juan
Highway system
NM 595 NM 598
Looking towards the northern terminus

State Road 597 (NM 597) is a 0.447-mile (719 m) long state highway located entirely in the Navajo Nation, which is located in San Juan County, New Mexico, United States. The highway serves to link the U.S. Route 160 (US 160) to the Four Corners Monument. The highway is the second shortest highway in New Mexico, with the shortest being NM 446 measuring 0.250 miles (402 m).

Route description[edit]

NM 597 begins at a t-intersection with US 160 in extreme northwestern San Juan County, New Mexico. Traveling northwest the two-lane highway passes through desert terrain to its northern terminus at a toll booth. After passing the toll booth, the road becomes 4 Corners Road,[2] which encircles the Four Corners Monument.[3] The highway's posted speed limit is 15 miles per hour (24 km/h).

The highway is the second shortest highway in New Mexico, with the shortest being NM 446 measuring 0.250 miles (402 m).[1]

Major intersections[edit]

The entire route is in San Juan County.

Location Mile[1] km Destinations Notes
  0.000 0.000 US 160 – Teec Nos Pos, Cortez Southern terminus
  0.447 0.719 4 Corners Road Northern terminus, Four Corners Monument
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

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External links[edit]

Route map: Google / Bing

Geographic data related to New Mexico State Road 597 at OpenStreetMap