New Mexico State Road 117

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State Road 117

NM 117 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by NMDOT
Length62.06 mi[1] (99.88 km)
Major junctions
South end NM 36 near Quemado
Major intersections I-40 near Grants
North end NM 122 / Historic US 66 in Grants
CountryUnited States
StateNew Mexico
Highway system
  • New Mexico State Highway System
NM 116 NM 118

State Road 117 (NM 117) is a 62.06-mile-long (99.88 km) state road in north west New Mexico, entirely within Cibola County. The southern terminus is at NM 36 near Quemado, and the northern terminus is at NM 122 and Historic U.S. Route 66 in Grants. NM 117 runs through the El Malpais National Conservation Area.

It is one of the roads on the Trails of the Ancients Byway, one of the designated New Mexico Scenic Byways.[2]


The portion of NM 117 from I-40 north to NM 122 became a state highway on a road exchange agreement with Cibola County in October 1988.[3]

Major intersections

The entire route is in Cibola County.

Mora0.0000.000 NM 36Southern terminus
56.72691.292 I-40I-40 exit 89
NM 124 east
Western terminus of NM 124
Grants62.05899.873 NM 122 / Historic US 66Northern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also


  1. ^ "Posted Route–Legal Description" (PDF). New Mexico Department of Transportation. March 16, 2010. p. 29. Retrieved December 16, 2013.
  2. ^ Trail of the Ancients. Archived 2014-08-21 at the Wayback Machine New Mexico Tourism Department. Retrieved August 14, 2014.
  3. ^ a b "TIMS Road Segments by Posted Route/Point with AADT Info; NM, X-Routes" (PDF). New Mexico Department of Transportation. April 3, 2013. pp. 5–7. Retrieved December 20, 2013.

External links

Geographic data related to New Mexico State Road 117 at OpenStreetMap