New Mexico State Road 32

From the AARoads Wiki: Read about the road before you go
Jump to navigation Jump to search

State Road 32

NM 32 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by NMDOT
Length41.323 mi[1] (66.503 km)
Major junctions
South end NM 12 in Apache Creek
Major intersections NM 103
North end US 60 in Quemado
CountryUnited States
StateNew Mexico
Highway system
  • New Mexico State Highway System
NM 31 NM 34

State Road 32 (NM 32) is a 41.323-mile-long (66.503 km) state highway in Catron County in the U.S. state of New Mexico. It stretches from NM 12 in Apache Creek northward to U.S. Route 60 (US 60) in Quemado.

Route description

Much of NM 32 runs through the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest. Its southern terminus is at an intersection with NM 12 in the community of Apache Creek. From there, the road heads north, winding through the Gallo Mountains, before reaching its northern terminus in the town of Quemado at an intersection with US 60.[2]


When the state highways were first posted in the early 20th century, NM 32 was originally much longer, extending as far north as Shiprock. When the U.S. Highway System was established in 1926, much of this route was taken over by U.S. Route 666 (now U.S. Route 491). What is now NM 32 is a remnant of the former route that was not renumbered as a U.S. Highway.[3][4]

Major intersections

The entire route is in Catron County.

Apache Creek0.0000.000 NM 12Southern terminus
NM 103 east
Western terminus of NM 103; to Quemado Lake[6]
Quemado41.32366.503 US 60Northern 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. 10. Retrieved December 15, 2013.
  2. ^ The Road Atlas (Map). Rand McNally. 2006. p. 68. § F2, G2. ISBN 0-528-95790-2.
  3. ^ Rand McNally Auto Road Atlas (Map). Rand McNally (hosted by Broer Map Library). 1926. p. 69. Retrieved 2008-08-04.
  4. ^ Google Maps (Gallup, NM) (Map). Cartography by NAVTEQ. Google. Retrieved 2008-08-04.
  5. ^ "TIMS Road Segments by Posted Route/Point with AADT Info; NM, NMX-Routes" (PDF). New Mexico Department of Transportation. April 3, 2013. p. 11. Retrieved December 15, 2013.
  6. ^ Google (2008-08-04). "overview map of NM 32" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 2008-08-04.

External links

Geographic data related to New Mexico State Road 32 at OpenStreetMap