New Mexico State Road 52


New Mexico State Road 52 (NM 52) is an approximately 88.6 mi (142.6 km) long state highway in Socorro County in the state of New Mexico. It runs approximately north–south. Its northern terminus is near the Very Large Array at U.S. Route 60 (US 60) between the towns of Magdalena to the east and Datil to the west. For much of its length, it is running west of the two southern sections of the Magdalena District of Cibola National Forest, as well as running east of Gila National Forest. For approximately 30 miles or so nearest to its southern terminus, it runs east from Winston, NM. Its southern terminus is in Truth or Consequences at NM 181. For the two miles nearest to the southern terminus, the road is also designated NM 181 (near the Truth or Consequences Municipal Airport). It is a paved 2 lane road north to the NM 59 junction and is graded dirt road for approximately 40–45 miles from near the junction of NM 59 to the VLA.

State Road 52 marker
State Road 52
NM 52 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by NMDOT
Length88.596 mi (142.581 km)
Major junctions
South end NM 181 near Truth or Consequences
Major intersections NM 59 near Winston
North end US 60 near Magdalena
CountryUnited States
StateNew Mexico
Highway system
  • New Mexico State Highway System
NM 51 NM 53

Major intersectionsEdit

Sierra0.0000.000  NM 181Southern terminus
2.0003.219  NM 142 northSouthern terminus of NM 142
38.21561.501  NM 59 westEastern terminus of NM 59
Socorro67.115108.011  NM 163 southNorthern terminus of NM 163
86.115138.589  NM 166 westEastern terminus of NM 166
88.596142.581  US 60Northern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See alsoEdit

  •   U.S. Roads portal


  1. ^ "TIMS Road Segments by Posted Route/Point with AADT Info; NM, NMX-Routes" (PDF). New Mexico Department of Transportation. April 3, 2013. pp. 5–7. Retrieved December 20, 2013.

External linksEdit

Route map:

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  Geographic data related to New Mexico State Road 52 at OpenStreetMap