Driving the challenging NM-567 road in New Mexico

New Mexico State Road 567 is a short scenic mountain road located in southwestern Taos County, in the US state of New Mexico.

NM-567 Road

Where is NM-567 road?

The road is located to the north of Albuquerque, in the northern part of New Mexico.

How long is NM-567 road?

The winding and steep road is 18.82km (11.7 miles) long running from U.S. Route 285 (US 285) south of Tres Piedras to NM 570 north of Pilar.

Is NM-567 road paved?

The road is mostly paved, with a short gravel section.

Is NM-567 road challenging?

Pics don’t do justice to either just how steep this is, how sharp the hairpin turns are, or how narrow the road seems. State Road 567 (NM 567) is steep, hitting a 12% of maximum gradient through some of the ramps.

Is NM-567 road open?

Open to traffic throughout the year, the road may be closed for short periods in winter when the weather is bad. Don't try it at night or in the rain or snow.