Here is how to get to Mountainair,NM
- The Town of Mountainair is one hour SE of Albuquerque, on the east side of the Manzano Mountains. We are located at the intersection of NM Highway 60 and NM Highway 55.
The shortest route from Albuquerque, as well as the most scenic, is to drive east on I-40
to the Tijeras Exit # 175. Drive south on NM Highway #337. You will travel through the Tijeras Canyon, a beautiful drive winding through Pine and Pinon Trees, continuing south through the Spanish Land Grant Communities of Escobosa and Chillili, until you reach a T-intersection with NM Highway #55. At this Intersection, turn right, and it will take you all the way to Mountainair.
You will drive straight through the Pre-Statehood Communities of Tajique, Torreon, Manzano, and Punta De Agua. When you arrive in Mountainair, be sure to visit "The Salinas Pueblo Missions Visitors Center".....for detailed information about the area.
A BRIEF HISTORY OF OUR MANZANO MOUNTAINS
The Native American inhabitants of the Manzano Mountains and Torrance County date back 10,000 years. The Spanish brought Spanish settlers, then the Railroads brought settlers from the East. Our Manzano Mountains once hosted a thriving Timber Industry. We were once known as "The Pinto Bean Capitol of the World". Nowadays, we are proud to be a little bit of all the above, from Farmers, Ranchers, Railroad men, Conservationist, Historians, Teachers, Cowboys, Craftsmen, Artists, and Musicians. Come visit us and learn more when you get here! Enjoy the Journey!