New Mexico State Road 126

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State Road 126 marker

State Road 126
Route information
Maintained by NMDOT
Length: 39.654 mi[1] (63.817 km)
Tourist
routes:
Part of Jemez Mountain Trail National Scenic Byway
Major junctions
West end: US 550 in Cuba
East end: NM 4 near Jemez Springs
Location
Counties: Sandoval
Highway system
NM 125 NM 127
Looking west towards Cuba

New Mexico State Road 126 is a state highway in New Mexico, United States of America. Its total length is approximately 40 miles (64 km). New Mexico Route 126's western terminus is in the small town of Cuba, at U.S. Route 550. The route passes through the Nacimiento Mountains and Jemez Mountains, along the southern boundary of the San Pedro Parks Wilderness, then descends past Fenton Lake to the small, unincorporated community of La Cueva (east of Jemez Springs), where it ends at New Mexico State Road 4.

The highway is a part of the Jemez Mountain Trail National Scenic Byway.[2] It is paved near Cuba and La Cueva, but is a graded dirt road for much of its middle section. This section is usually closed during the winter months, and may be impassable for a few days at other times because of muddy conditions resulting from rainstorms.

Major intersections[edit]

The entire route is in Sandoval County.

Location mi[3] km Destinations Notes
Cuba 0.000 0.000 US 550 – Bloomfield, Bernalillo Western terminus
  39.654 63.817 NM 4 – Jemez Pueblo, White Rock Eastern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Posted Route–Legal Description" (PDF). New Mexico Department of Transportation. March 16, 2010. p. 31. Retrieved December 26, 2013. 
  2. ^ State of New Mexico, Tourism Department. "Jemez Mountain Trail National Scenic Byway". Retrieved December 16, 2013. 
  3. ^ "TIMS Road Segments by Posted Route/Point with AADT Info; NM, NMX-Routes" (PDF). New Mexico Department of Transportation. April 3, 2013. p. 29. Retrieved December 26, 2013. 

External links[edit]

Route map: Bing

Geographic data related to New Mexico State Road 126 at OpenStreetMap