New Mexico State Road 456

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State Road 456 marker

State Road 456
Route information
Maintained by NMDOT
Length58.784 mi[1] (94.604 km)
Major junctions
West end NM 325 in Folsom
  NM 72 in Folsom
East end SH-325 west of Kenton, OK
Highway system
  • State Roads in New Mexico
NM 455NM 457
NM 456 just west of the Oklahoma state line.

State Road 456 (NM 456) is a 58.784-mile (94.604 km) long state highway in northeast New Mexico. NM 456's western terminus is in Folsom, New Mexico at NM 325, and the eastern terminus is at the Oklahoma state line west of Kenton, Oklahoma. At the state line, it becomes Oklahoma State Highway 325 (SH-325).

Route description[edit]

NM 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 (US 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 impassibility 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 confuses drivers since it is so near to the end of the advertised length (its pavement lasts about 0.5 miles (0.80 km)). 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.

Major intersections[edit]

The entire route is in Union County.

Folsom0.00.0 NM 325 – Capulin, Des MoinesWestern terminus
0.10.16 NM 72 west – RatonEastern terminus of NM 72
7.612.2 NM 551 north – BransonSouthern terminus of NM 551
30.148.4 NM 370 south – ClaytonNorthern terminus of NM 370
57.993.2 NM 406 south – SenecaNorthern terminus of NM 406
58.894.6 SH-325 east – KentonContinuation 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 NM 456" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved July 3, 2017.

External links[edit]

Route map:

KML is from Wikidata

Geographic data related to New Mexico State Road 456 at OpenStreetMap