New Mexico State Road 126

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State Road 126

NM 126 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by NMDOT
Length39.654 mi[1] (63.817 km)
Part of Jemez Mountain Trail National Scenic Byway
Major junctions
West end US 550 in Cuba
East end NM 4 near Jemez Springs
CountryUnited States
StateNew Mexico
Highway system
  • New Mexico State Highway System
NM 125 NM 127
Looking west towards Cuba

New Mexico State Road 126 (NM 126) is a 39.654-mile-long (63.817 km) state highway in New Mexico, United States of America. NM 126's western terminus is in the small town of Cuba, at U.S. Route 550 (US 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 NM 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

The entire route is in Sandoval County.

Cuba0.0000.000 US 550 – Bloomfield, BernalilloWestern terminus
39.65463.817 NM 4 – Jemez Pueblo, White RockEastern 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. 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

Geographic data related to New Mexico State Road 126 at OpenStreetMap