Jemez Mountain Trail

National Scenic BywayNew Mexico

Driving the Byway

Los Alamos to La Cueva

  • Start in Los Alamos and go west on NM-4 to La Cueva.
  • Here the byway branches, going north and south.

La Cueva to Cuba

  • Take NM-126 west out of La Cueva until the pavement ends.
  • If weather permits, the road is open and your vehicle can manage it, you can continue on NM-126 through the Santa Fe National Forest about 10 miles until the pavement resumes.
  • Continue on NM-126 to Cuba.

La Cueva to Cuba via San Ysidro, NM

  • Take NM-4 south from La Cueva to San Ysidro.
  • Take US-550 west and then north along the Rio Puerco to Cuba.