The Longest Tunnel In New Mexico Really Isn’t Very Long At All
New Mexico has some beautiful mountains and a few of them have tunnels running through them.
The longest tunnel in New Mexico offers especially stunning views and has been used in several movies. That's pretty cool and it really is beautiful but it's actually not very long at all.
The south Gilman tunnel is 100 feet long while the north tunnel runs about 125 feet.
The Gilman Tunnels lie along NM 485 in the southwestern Jemez Mountains, about a 5 hour drive from El Paso.
You should time your trip carefully though and check conditions ahead of time as falling rocks or other bad conditions can cause the road to be closed.
This road is usually closed due to snow and poor road conditions from Dec 15 to April 15. Snow often remains in the area till late April or early May until the spring and summer heat dries things out. It can be closed due to falling rocks and debris anytime. No phone reception out there. - dangerousroads.org
Between December and April, it's very common for the road to close due to heavy snow.
The tunnel is also pretty narrow so, only one vehicle at a time can go through it and some cars don't fit at all..
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