Lake Valley Backcountry Byway

Description:

A meandering 48-mile drive on paved roads takes visitors through ranching and mining country and past the ruins of the 1880s mining town of Lake Valley. The Lake Valley Backcountry Byway is nestled between the Mimbres and Caballo Mountains and the Cooke┬┐s Range in southwestern New Mexico and offers spectacular scenic views. Rich in history and scenery, the Byway offers an outstanding trip for travelers with an hour to spare.

Directions:

Go west of Caballo Lake on NM 152, then south on NM 27; or from NM 26 at the town of Nutt, travel north on NM 27 for about 12 miles.

Phone:

(575) 525- 4300

Email:

ogomez@blm.gov

Address:

Las Cruces District Office 1800 Marquess Street Las Cruces, NM 88005-3370

Activities:

Auto Touring Picnicking Wildlife Viewing

Organization:

BLM - Bureau of Land Management

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