Road Information

Interstate 40 in New Mexico Total Mileage in State: 373 miles
Eastern End: At Texas state line
Western End: At Arizona state line
Mileage covered in Photos: 373 miles
Counties covered in Photos: McKinley, Cibola, Bernalillo, Santa Fe, Torrance, Guadalupe, Quay
Major Junctions in Photos: US 491, in Gallup
I-25, in Albuquerque
US 54/US 84, in Santa Rosa
US 54, in Tucumcari
Control Cities in Photos: Gallup, Grants, Albuquerque, Moriarty, Santa Rosa, Tucumcari

Eastbound

   

"Welcome to New Mexico" sign as Interstate 40 enters the Land of Enchantment from Arizona.  (Photo taken 5/21/10).

Take any of the next 4 exits to get to Gallup.  (Photo taken 5/21/10).

Interstate 40 East at Exit 16:  Business Loop I-40 / NM 118 - W Gallup  (Photo taken 5/21/10).

Interstate 40 East at Exit 20:  US 491 / NM 602 - Shiprock / Zuni  (Photo taken 5/22/10).

Interstate 40 East at Exit 22:  Miyamura Dr / Montoya Blvd  (Photo taken 5/22/10).

Interstate 40 East shield sign located near mile marker 22.  (Photo taken 5/22/10).

Interstate 40 East at Exit 26:  Business Loop I-40 / NM 118 - E Gallup  (Photo taken 5/22/10).

Interstate 40 East at Exit 33:  NM 400 - McGaffey  (Photo taken 5/22/10).

Interstate 40 East at Exit 36:  Iyanbito  (Photo taken 5/22/10).

Interstate 40 East at Exit 39:  Refinery  (Photo taken 5/22/10).

Interstate 40 East at Exit 44:  Coolidge  (Photo taken 5/22/10).

Interstate 40 East approaching Exit 47 - 1 mile. This sign lets you know that you can see Historic Route 66 at Exit 47.  (Photo taken 5/22/10).

Interstate 40 East at Exit 47:  Continental Divide  (Photo taken 5/22/10).

Interstate 40 East at Exit 53:  NM 612 / NM 371 - Thoreau  (Photo taken 5/22/10).

Interstate 40 East at Exit 63:  NM 412 - Prewitt  (Photo taken 5/22/10).

Interstate 40 East at Exit 72:  Bluewater Village  (Photo taken 5/22/10).

Interstate 40 East at Exit 81A:  NM 53 South - San Rafael  (Photo taken 5/22/10).

Interstate 40 East at Exit 81B:  Business Loop I-40 - Grants  (Photo taken 5/22/10).

Interstate 40 East at Exit 85:  Business Loop I-40 / NM 547 - Grants / Mt Taylor  (Photo taken 5/22/10).

Interstate 40 East at Exit 89:  Quemado  (Photo taken 5/22/10).

Interstate 40 East at Exit 96:  McCartys / Acoma / Sky City  (Photo taken 5/22/10).

Interstate 40 East at Exit 100:  San Fidel  (Photo taken 5/22/10).

Interstate 40 East at Exit 104:  Cubero / Budville / Seama  (Photo taken 5/22/10).

Interstate 40 East at Exit 108:  Casa Blanca / Paraje. There is a big casino at this exit.  (Photo taken 5/22/10).

Interstate 40 East at the Scenic View turnout, near mile marker 113.  (Photo taken 5/22/10).

Interstate 40 East at Exit 114:  NM 124 - Laguna  (Photo taken 5/22/10).

Interstate 40 East:  Road view from near mile marker 115.  (Photo taken 5/22/10).

Interstate 40 East at Exit 117:  Mesita  (Photo taken 5/22/10).

Interstate 40 East at Exit 126:  NM 6 - Los Lunas  (Photo taken 5/22/10).

Mileage sign near mile marker 127. It's 30 miles to Albuquerque, 146 miles to Santa Rosa, and Tucumcari is 205 miles ahead on I-40.  (Photo taken 5/22/10).

Interstate 40 East at Exit 131:  To'hajiilee  (Photo taken 5/22/10).

Interstate 40 East:  Road view from near mile marker 139.  (Photo taken 5/22/10).

Interstate 40 East at Exit 140:  Rio Puerco  (Photo taken 5/22/10).

Interstate 40 East at Exit 149:  Paseo Del Volcan / Central Ave. Albuquerque lies just ahead.  (Photo taken 5/22/10).

Interstate 40 East at Exit 153:  98th Street / Arroyo Vista Blvd  (Photo taken 5/22/10).

Interstate 40 East at Exit 154:  NM 345 - Unser Blvd  (Photo taken 5/22/10).

Interstate 40 East at Exit 155:  Coors Blvd  (Photo taken 5/22/10).

Interstate 40 East at Exit 157A:  Rio Grande Blvd  (Photo taken 5/22/10).

Interstate 40 East at Exit 157B:  12th St  (Photo taken 5/22/10).

Interstate 40 East at Exit 158:  8th St / 6th St  (Photo taken 5/22/10).

Interstate 40 East at Exit 159C:  Interstate 25 North - Santa Fe, Exit 159B:  Interstate 25 South - Las Cruces  (Photo taken 5/22/10).

Interstate 40 East at Exit 160:  Carlisle Blvd  (Photo taken 5/22/10).

Interstate 40 East at Exit 161:  San Mateo Blvd  (Photo taken 5/22/10).

Interstate 40 East at Exit 162:  Louisiana Blvd  (Photo taken 5/22/10).

Interstate 40 East at Exit 164:  Wyoming Blvd  (Photo taken 5/22/10).

Interstate 40 East at Exit 165:  Eubank Blvd  (Photo taken 5/22/10).

Interstate 40 East at Exit 166:  Juan Tabo Blvd  (Photo taken 5/22/10).

Interstate 40 East at Exit 167:  NM 556 - Tramway Blvd  (Photo taken 5/22/10).

Interstate 40 East at Exit 175:  NM 14 / NM 337 / NM 333 - Cedar Crest / Tijeras  (Photo taken 5/22/10).

Interstate 40 East at Exit 178:  Zuzax  (Photo taken 5/22/10).

Interstate 40 East at Exit 181:  NM 217 - Sedillo  (Photo taken 5/22/10).

Interstate 40 East at Exit 187:  NM 344 - Edgewood  (Photo taken 5/22/10).

Sign listing the distances to the 3 exits for Moriarty, located near mile marker 193.  (Photo taken 5/22/10).

Interstate 40 East at Exit 194:  Business Loop I-40 - Moriarty West / Route 66  (Photo taken 5/22/10).

Interstate 40 East at Exit 196:  NM 41 - Howard Cavasos Blvd  (Photo taken 5/22/10).

Interstate 40 East at Exit 197:  Business Loop I-40 - Moriarty East / Route 66  (Photo taken 5/22/10).

Interstate 40 East at Exit 208:  Wagon Wheel  (Photo taken 5/22/10).

Interstate 40 East at Exit 218:  US 285 - Vaughn / Santa Fe  (Photo taken 5/22/10).

Interstate 40 East at Exit 230:  NM 3 - Encino / Villanueva  (Photo taken 5/22/10).

Billboard located near mile marker 232 for Flying C Ranch, a tourist travel center at Exit 234. This one is advertising Black Hills Gold.  (Photo taken 5/22/10).

Another billboard for Flying C Ranch. This time they are advertising fireworks.  (Photo taken 5/22/10).

This one is advertising Mexican imports.  (Photo taken 5/22/10).

And this one is advertising New Mexico souvenirs. As you can probably tell, there are quite a few of these billboards, all located right in a row along I-40.  (Photo taken 5/22/10).

This one is advertising handcrafted pottery.  (Photo taken 5/22/10).

Interstate 40 East at Exit 256:  US 84 North - Las Vegas. That's Las Vegas, NM by the way.  (Photo taken 5/22/10).

Interstate 40 East at Exit 263:  San Ignacio  (Photo taken 5/22/10).

Interstate 40 East at Exit 267:  Colonias  (Photo taken 5/22/10).

Taking any of the next 3 exits will get you to Santa Rosa.  (Photo taken 5/22/10).

Interstate 40 East at Exit 273:  Business Loop I-40 - Santa Rosa. I'm not sure why they omitted the exit number on this sign.  (Photo taken 5/22/10).

Interstate 40 East at Exit 275:  Santa Rosa  (Photo taken 5/22/10).

Interstate 40 East at Exit 277:  US 84 - Fort Sumner  (Photo taken 5/22/10).

Interstate 40 East at Exit 291:  Cuervo  (Photo taken 5/22/10).

Interstate 40 East at Exit 300:  NM 129 - Newkirk  (Photo taken 5/22/10).

Interstate 40 East at Exit 321:  Palomas  (Photo taken 5/22/10).

Interstate 40 East at Exit 329:  Business Loop I-40 / US 54 East / Historic Route 66 - Historical Route 66  (Photo taken 5/22/10).

Interstate 40 East at Exit 331:  Camino del Coronado  (Photo taken 5/22/10).

Interstate 40 East at Exit 332:  NM 209 / NM 104 - 1st Street  (Photo taken 5/22/10).

Interstate 40 East at Exit 333:  US 54 East - Mountain Road  (Photo taken 5/22/10).

Interstate 40 East at Exit 335:  Business Loop I-40 East - Historical Route 66  (Photo taken 5/22/10).

Interstate 40 East at Exit 339:  NM 278  (Photo taken 5/22/10).

Interstate 40 East at Exit 343  (Photo taken 5/22/10).

Interstate 40 East at Exit 356:  Historic Route 66 / NM 469 - San Jon  (Photo taken 5/22/10).

Interstate 40 East at Exit 361:  Bard  (Photo taken 5/22/10).

Interstate 40 East at Exit 369:  NM 93 South / NM 392 North - Endee  (Photo taken 5/22/10).

Sign indicating that you are now leaving New Mexico and crossing into Texas.  (Photo taken 5/22/10).