New Mexico State Road 21

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State Road 21 marker

State Road 21
Route information
Maintained by NMDOT
Length34.447 mi[1] (55.437 km)
Major junctions
West end US 64 in Cimarron
East end I-25 Bus. / US 56 / US 412 in Springer
Highway system
  • State Roads in New Mexico
NM 20NM 22

New Mexico State Road 21 (NM 21), is a state highway located entirely in Colfax County in the state of New Mexico. The road starts in the center of the town of Cimarron at the Intersection of U.S. Route 64 (US 64) and Collision Avenue. It goes southward as South Collision Avenue. Leaving town limits it is called the Santa Fe Trail and passes by the well known Philmont Scout Ranch when it junctions with Cito Road and Conejo Road. On the road you can view the Tooth of Time and drive by the Villa Philmonte mansion and the Seton Memorial Library.

The road continues to drive along Philmont property until it reaches Rayado. In Rayado, the road turns south and continues past rustic ranches until it reaches a Y-intersection with the old NM 199 where NM 21 heads east towards the ranches at Miami. It then goes 1.5 miles (2.4 km) east, turns north for 1.7 miles (2.7 km) where it joins County Road 6 from Rayado. About 9 miles (14 km) eastward of that intersection it goes underneath Interstate 25 (I-25) near exits 412 and 414. The road goes immediately into the town of Springer, where it is called West 4th Street, which is where it reaches its end at Maxwell Avenue.

Major intersections[edit]

The entire route is in Colfax County.

Cimarron0.0000.000 US 64 (Kit Carson Highway) – Taos, RatonWestern terminus
Springer34.44755.437 I-25 Bus. (Maxwell Avenue) / US 56 east (Fourth Street) / US 412 – Las Vegas, Raton, ClaytonEastern terminus; I-25 Bus. connects to I-25 at Exit 412 south and Exit 414 north
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Posted Route–Legal Description" (PDF). New Mexico Department of Transportation. March 16, 2010. p. 7. Retrieved December 27, 2013.
  2. ^ "TIMS Road Segments by Posted Route/Point with AADT Info; NM, NMX-Routes" (PDF). New Mexico Department of Transportation. April 3, 2013. p. 9. Retrieved December 27, 2013.

External links[edit]

Route map:

KML is from Wikidata

Geographic data related to New Mexico State Road 21 at OpenStreetMap