New Mexico State Road 32

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State Road 32
Route information
Maintained by NMDOT
Length 41.323 mi[1] (66.503 km)
Major junctions
South end NM 12 in Apache Creek
  NM 103
North end US 60 in Quemado
Counties Catron
Highway system
  • State Roads in New Mexico
NM 31NM 34

State Road 32 (NM 32) is a state highway in Catron County in the U.S. state of New Mexico. It is 41.323 miles (66.503 km) long, and stretches from Apache Creek in the south to Quemado in the north.

Route description[edit]

Much of State Road 32 runs through the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest. Its southern terminus is at an intersection with State Road 12 in the community of Apache Creek. From there, the road heads north, winding through the Gallo Mountains, before reaching its northern terminus in the town of Quemado at an intersection with U.S. Route 60.[2]


When the state highways were first posted in the early 20th century, State Route 32 was originally much longer, extending as far north as Shiprock. When the U.S. Highway System was established in 1926, much of this route was taken over by U.S. Route 666 (now U.S. Route 491). What is now State Road 32 is a remnant of the former route that was not renumbered as a U.S. Highway.[3][4]

Major intersections[edit]

The entire route is in Catron County.

Apache Creek0.0000.000 NM 12Southern terminus
33.91254.576 NM 103To Quemado Lake[6]
Quemado41.32366.503 US 60Northern terminus
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. 10. Retrieved December 15, 2013.
  2. ^ The Road Atlas (Map). Rand McNally. 2006. p. 68. § F2, G2. ISBN 0-528-95790-2.
  3. ^ Rand McNally Auto Road Atlas (Map). Rand McNally (hosted by Broer Map Library). 1926. p. 69. Retrieved 2008-08-04.
  4. ^ Google Maps (Gallup, NM) (Map). Cartography by NAVTEQ. Google. Retrieved 2008-08-04.
  5. ^ "TIMS Road Segments by Posted Route/Point with AADT Info; NM, NMX-Routes" (PDF). New Mexico Department of Transportation. April 3, 2013. p. 11. Retrieved December 15, 2013.
  6. ^ Google (2008-08-04). "overview map of NM 32" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 2008-08-04.

External links[edit]

Route map:

KML is from Wikidata

Geographic data related to New Mexico State Road 32 at OpenStreetMap