New Mexico State Road 456

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State Road 456 marker

State Road 456
Route information
Maintained by NMDOT
Length: 58.784 mi[1] (94.604 km)
Major junctions
West end: New Mexico 325.svg SR 325 in Folsom
East end: Oklahoma State Highway 325.svg OK-325 west of Kenton
Counties: Union
Highway system
  • State Roads in New Mexico
NM 455 NM 457

State Road 456 is a 58.784-mile (94.604 km) long (94.604 km long) state highway in northeast New Mexico. It runs from Folsom, New Mexico at State Road 325 to the Oklahoma state border west of Kenton, Oklahoma. After crossing the Oklahoma border it becomes State Highway 325.

SR 456 parallels the Cimarron River for its entire length. It does not leave Union County. It is a former routing of U.S. Route 64. Seventeen consecutive miles of it are unpaved, as per signs at each end of the unpaved stretch; their main purpose is to warn of potential impassability in inclement weather. The stretch does have two spots of pavement, nevertheless: one about eight miles (13 km) in from the west, which is only about 100 feet (30 m) long, and one about fourteen miles (23 km) in from the west, which often fakes drivers out since it is so near to the end of the advertised length (its pavement lasts about a half mile). The drive has some nice scenic views, including one reminiscent of Colorado's Garden of the Gods; but its remoteness is not amicable to tourists having automobile breakdowns.

Junction list[edit]

The entire route is in Union County.

Location mi[2] km Destinations Notes
Folsom 0.0 0.0 NM 325 – Capulin, Des Moines
0.1 0.16 NM 72 west – Raton
7.6 12.2 NM 551 north – Branson
30.1 48.4 NM 370 south – Clayton
57.9 93.2 NM 406 south – Seneca
58.8 94.6 SH-325 east – Kenton Continuation into Oklahoma
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Riener, Steve. New Mexico State Highways 451-500. September 7, 2005. URL accessed 2 March 2006.
  2. ^ Google (July 3, 2017). "Overview Map of SR 456" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved July 3, 2017. 

External links[edit]

Route map: Google

KML is from Wikidata

Geographic data related to New Mexico State Road 456 at OpenStreetMap