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This winding route takes you through some of the most beautiful areas of Northern New Mexico. View alpine valleys, wild flowers, clear blue lakes, evergreen forests, and historic western communities. The route circles the state's highest mountain, Wheeler Peak.
Navigating the Byway:
The byway route loops around NM 522, NM 38 and NM 64. Beginning in Taos, take NM-522 north, passing through El Prado and Arroyo Hondo until you reach the junction of NM-522 and NM-38 in Questa. Then take NM-38 east through Red River and follow it south to Eagle Nest, where NM-38 junctions with US-64. Follow US-64 south, then west, passing Shady Brook until you come full circle at Taos.