New Mexico State Road 68

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State Road 68 marker

State Road 68
Route information
Maintained by NMDOT
Length: 45.513 mi[1] (73.246 km)
Major junctions
South end: US 84 / US 285 in Española
 

NM 76 in Española
NM 74 in Ohkay Owingeh
NM 75 in La Cienega

NM 518 in Ranchos de Taos
North end: US 64 in Taos
Location
Counties: Rio Arriba, Taos
Highway system
US 66 US 70
Barrancos Blancos, Embudo, New Mexico

New Mexico State Road 68, or NM 68, is a 45.5 mi (73.2 km) long state highway in northern New Mexico, the Southwestern United States. State Road 68 is known as the "River Road to Taos", as its route follows the Rio Grande. A parallel route to the east is State Road 76, which is called the "High Road to Taos".

Route[edit]

NM 68 begins in the south in Española at the road's junction with U.S. Route 285 and U.S. Route 84 which run concurrently at that point. The road then runs northeast through Alcalde, Velarde, Embudo, and Ranchos de Taos, where it meets the north end of New Mexico State Road 518, before reaching its northern terminus at U.S. Route 64 in Taos.

Between Española and Velarde, State Road 68 is a four-lane divided highway with a 60-mph [97 km/h] speed limit (with a 55-mph [88 km/h] limit as it nears Velarde and 45-mph [72 km/h] limit through Velarde); between Velarde and Taos, Highway 68 is a two-lane highway with very few passing lanes.

Major intersections[edit]

County Location Mile[2] km Destinations Notes
Rio Arriba Española 0.000 0.000 US 84 / US 285 (Santa Clara Bridge Road / Riverside Drive) – Tierra Amarilla, Santa Fe, Antonito, CO Southern terminus
0.741 1.193 NM 76 east (Santa Cruz Road) – Chimayo
1.491 2.400 NM 583 east / NM 584 west (Fairview Lane)
2.756 4.435 NM 291 south (El Llano Road)
Ohkay Owingeh 4.088 6.579 NM 74 west – Hernandez
La Cienega 20.818 33.503 NM 75 east – Dixon
Taos Pilar 29.028 46.716 NM 570 north
El Llano 39.450 63.489 NM 570 south
Ranchos de Taos 41.676 67.071 NM 240 north
41.982 67.563 NM 518 south – Tres Ritos
Taos 43.385 69.821 NM 585 west (Paseo del Canon)
45.383 73.037 NM 240 south (Ranchitos Road)
45.513 73.246 US 64 – Tierra Amarilla, Raton Northern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Posted Route–Legal Description". New Mexico Department of Transportation. March 16, 2010. p. 18. Retrieved December 26, 2013. 
  2. ^ "TIMS Road Segments by Posted Route/Point with AADT Info; NM, NMX-Routes" (PDF). New Mexico Department of Transportation. April 3, 2013. pp. 19–21. Retrieved December 26, 2013. 

External links[edit]

Route map: Google / Bing

Geographic data related to New Mexico State Road 68 at OpenStreetMap