New Mexico State Road 68
|Maintained by NMDOT|
|Length:||45.513 mi (73.246 km)|
|South end:||US 84 / US 285 in Española|
|NM 518 in Ranchos de Taos|
|North end:||US 64 in Taos|
|Counties:||Rio Arriba, Taos|
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".
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.
|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
- "Posted Route–Legal Description" (PDF). New Mexico Department of Transportation. March 16, 2010. p. 18. Retrieved December 26, 2013.
- "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.
Route map: Bing