New Mexico State Road 72

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State Road 72

Route information
Maintained by NMDOT
Length36.001 mi[1] (57.938 km)
Major junctions
West end I-25 in Raton
Major intersections NM 526 east of Raton
East end NM 456 in Folsom
CountryUnited States
StateNew Mexico
CountiesColfax, Union
Highway system
  • New Mexico State Highway System
US 70 NM 73

State Road 72 (NM 72) is a state highway in the US state of New Mexico. Its total length is approximately 36 miles (58 km). NM 72's western terminus is at Interstate 25 (I-25) in Raton, and the eastern terminus is in Folsom at NM 456; in between, it traverses the top of Johnson Mesa. It is the only road by which the general public can access the top of a mesa in the Raton-Clayton volcanic field.

Major intersections

ColfaxRaton0.0000.000 I-25 (US 85) – Raton, Springer, TrinidadWestern terminus; I-25 exit 452; road continues as Cook Avenue
NM 526 east – Lake Maloya
Southern terminus of NM 526
UnionFolsom36.00157.938 NM 456 – Branson, Des Moines, CapulinEastern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


  1. ^ "Posted Route: Legal Description" (PDF). New Mexico Department of Transportation. March 16, 2010. p. 91. Retrieved October 10, 2018.
  2. ^ "TIMS Road Segments by Posted Route/Point with AADT Info; NM, NMX-Routes" (PDF). New Mexico Department of Transportation. April 3, 2013. pp. 5–7. Retrieved December 20, 2013.