Brazos summit

Brazos Summit, one of the highest paved roads of NM

Brazos Summit is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 3.202m (10,507ft) above the sea level, located on the San Juan Range of the Rocky Mountains sometimes called the Tusas Mountains, in northern New Mexico, in USA. It’s one of the highest mountain roads of New Mexico.

The road to the summit is paved. It’s called U.S. Route 64 (US 64). It was built in 1926. The road encompasses miles of stunning views. There is only one highway that runs at a higher altitude in the whole state. The drive is definitely worth it. A drive not to be missed! The driving is easy. No hairpin bends or high drop-offs here.

The summit is located between Tierra Amarilla and Tres Piedras towns. This is an exquisite winding mountain drive. Anyone searching for solitude and mountain views will love this scenic route. With such a high summit altitude the road can be closed anytime due to snowfalls. Along the way, it passes some of the most extensive groves of aspens in the state, making the drive ideal in late September and early October. This is a good drive to take in summer when you want to escape the heat. Come fall, the aspens blaze like yellow flames across the landscape, making the scenery startlingly beautiful.
Road suggested by Scott Hebner

 

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