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Beautiful Drive but...

It was truly a beautiful drive but the dirt portion can be intimidating. Gravel portions were fine... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2017
Blaine, Washington
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Scenic Mountain Biway

Highway 126 sends its way through the Jemez Mountains High Country, linking a maze of improved and... read more

Reviewed 8 August 2017
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

It was truly a beautiful drive but the dirt portion can be intimidating. Gravel portions were fine but the dirt portions are just that... dirt. Fortunately the weather was sunny and the rain a few days before kept the dust down. Would NOT want to...More

Date of experience: October 2017
4  Thank usdeputysurveyor
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

Highway 126 sends its way through the Jemez Mountains High Country, linking a maze of improved and unimproved roads, streams, vistas, and campgrounds. Start your trip at the Forest Service Office located on highway 550, and you will find literally thousands of unimproved roads and...More

Date of experience: August 2017
4  Thank MarkM473
Reviewed 1 April 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.

Date of experience: April 2017
2  Thank Destiny M
Reviewed 23 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

Date of experience: November 2016
1  Thank bucknikkid
Reviewed 26 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

Date of experience: October 2016
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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

Date of experience: October 2016
2  Thank hawkeyemorgan
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

Date of experience: October 2015
6  Thank Tlbrob
Reviewed 31 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

Date of experience: August 2015
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

Date of experience: June 2015
3  Thank Virginia O
Reviewed 9 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

Date of experience: January 2015
2  Thank snoopysoupy
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Response from hawkeyemorgan | Reviewed this property |
We only went till the San Gregorio turnoff which was paved to that point...sorry