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Great views

Driving through this area was amazing. The views were incredible. We were told about the drive by a... read more

Reviewed 31 March 2017
Destiny M
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The Highway that becomes a ByWay

Interesting road...starts out as a well-paved, excellent, curvy, fun road into the mountains...then... read more

Reviewed 22 November 2016
New Hampshire
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“unimproved” (2 reviews)
Cuba, NM
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Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

Driving through this area was amazing. The views were incredible. We were told about the drive by a local, which made it even more enjoyable, since it was not planned. We saw some local wildlife. The whole experience was quite a treat.

Thank Destiny M
Reviewed 22 November 2016

Interesting road...starts out as a well-paved, excellent, curvy, fun road into the mountains...then becomes a gravel path, a bit disconcertingly narrow, with some minor washouts (navigable if approached slowly) and curves around tight corners. We're experiences 4WD folks...so it wasn't a hassle - but, it...More

1  Thank bucknikkid
Reviewed 25 October 2016

The area between Los Alamos and Cuba New Mexico along Highway 126 through the Santa Fe National Forest is a very pretty area with constantly changing scenery. The road is not the greatest but worth the journey. Once in Cuba Highway 550 is much better...More

Thank Oldjack
Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

We wanted to get out of town and get up into nature this is a perfect day trip. It connects Cuba, New Mexico to the Fenton lake area. This area is very remote to make sure that your car is in good working order and...More

1  Thank Chris M
Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

Small towns are notorious for generating municipal income from speed traps. I respect the law and respect officers doing their jobs. Truly. But writing tickets for cars accelerating just ahead of the visible speed limit change sign is not a way to promote tourism and...More

1  Thank CStanfield
Reviewed 2 October 2015

In cuba needed to get back to Santa Fe and just came from the north and did not wat the drive to bernalillo so we turned on to 126 not knowing what to expect. Well we got it all. the sign in Cuba says unimproved...More

5  Thank Tlbrob
Reviewed 30 August 2015

Highway 126 runs from Cuba to La Cueva, in the Jemez Mountains. It's a good drive but a little bumpy on the dirt parts. In the fall, it's a nice drive from Jemez Springs or Los Alamos over to Cuba to eat at El Bruno's....More

1  Thank medalguy
Reviewed 28 July 2015

If it hasn't been raining, it's a pleasant, but sometimes bumpy, drive through a great deal of forest land. There is some ongoing construction work, as a good part of the highway (around 12 miles) is still unpaved. We drove in an SUV without any...More

2  Thank Virginia O
Reviewed 8 January 2015

Ok...so everyone always wonders about this road. It can and is closed if the winter is bad. We just traveled today and hit muddy spots, because of warm winter temps, but our 4 wheel got us thru no problem. It is a beautiful very secluded...More

1  Thank snoopysoupy
Reviewed 15 November 2014

Very beautiful road, partly unpaved & rocky, though they're busy paving it now, so travel it while it's still pristine. Check out accessibility in winter, it might be closed after snowfall. Took us about 1,5 hours from Cuba to turnoff with NM4.

1  Thank Linda_Op_Reis
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is highway 126 all paved now or still dirt road in spots, thanks.
15 October 2016|
Response from Chris M | Reviewed this property |
We only went till the San Gregorio turnoff which was paved to that point...sorry