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New Mexico Rest Stops

New Mexico Rest Stops

New Mexico is one of the most visited states in the United States, with over 35 million people visiting each year. There are three major interstate highways that go through New Mexico, Interstate 10, Interstate 25, and Interstate 40. The rest areas in New Mexico are designed to provide travelers with safe and convenient locations to stop at during their journey. Many of the rest stops throughout New Mexico are well designed with plenty of truck parking, which makes this a great state to travel through as a truck or RV driver. While you are driving through the beautiful state of New Mexico, the last thing you want to worry about is finding your next rest stop. This guide will lay out some of New Mexico’s wonderful rest stops, so you can plan out your next road trip with ease.

Anton Chico Rest Areas

The Anton Chico Rest Areas serve both eastbound and westbound travelers of Interstate 40.

Amenities of the eastbound rest area include:

  • 27 standard car parking spots
  • 47 truck parking spots
  • 4 handicap parking spots
  • Public Restrooms
  • Picnic Area

Amenities of the westbound rest area include:

  • 21 standard car parking spots
  • 23 truck parking spots
  • 3 handicap parking spots
  • Public Restrooms
  • Picnic Area

Glenrio Visitor Center

The Glenrio Visitor Center serves westbound travelers of I-40 and is located at the New Mexico/Texas border. Amenities of this visitor center include:

  • 77 standard car parking spots
  • 53 truck parking spots
  • 16 handicap parking spots
  • Public Restrooms
  • Picnic Area
  • Vending Machines
  • Public computer with access to free WIFI
  • Tourism Information

Not only does this facility have an impressive number of both car and truck parking spots, but it has a computer with WIFI that is available for use. If you are traveling between New Mexico and Texas and you are looking for a reliable place to stop, this visitor center is a must. You are sure to not only find a parking spot, but any other information that you may need during your trip.

Mesa Rest Area

The Mesa Rest Area is accessible bi-directionally off US-285. Amenities of this rest area include:

  • 7 standard car parking spots
  • 5 truck parking spots
  • 2 handicap parking spots
  • Public Restrooms
  • Picnic Area
  • Vending Machines

This is a smaller rest area, but designated truck parking and vending machines make this a notable rest area to take a break and grab a snack to recharge and refuel your body for the rest of your trip.

Rattlesnake Draw Rest Areas

The Rattlesnake Draw rest areas are available to both eastbound and westbound travelers of Interstate 40.

Eastbound amenities include:

  • 17 standard car parking spaces
  • 12 truck parking spaces
  • 2 handicap parking spaces
  • Public Restrooms
  • Picnic Area
  • Vending Machines
  • Animal Corral

Westbound amenities include:

  • 17 standard car parking spaces
  • 10 truck parking spaces
  • 2 handicap parking spaces
  • Public Restrooms
  • Picnic Area
  • Vending Machines
  • Animal Corral

This is a unique rest area as both the eastbound and westbound facilities have animal corrals. Paired with the other amenities available, this rest area makes a great and interesting stop

Gage Rest Area

The Gage Rest Area serves westbound travelers of Interstate 10. Amenities of this rest area include:

  • 12 standard car parking spaces
  • 5 handicap parking spaces
  • Public Restrooms
  • Picnic Areas

While this is a smaller rest area with no designated truck parking spaces, there are spaces along the curb that can be utilized for truck or RV parking.

Las Cruces Overlook

The Las Cruces Overlook is a scenic overlook and rest area that is located off I-10. In addition to being a scenic view, this rest area has many amenities including:

  • 15 standard car parking spaces
  • 14 truck parking spaces
  • 3 handicap spaces
  • Public Restrooms
  • Picnic Areas

As both a scenic overlook and a rest area with good amenities, this spot is a must see on your trip down Interstate 10. This overlook also has ample truck and RV parking.

Lordsburg Rest Area

The Lordsburg Rest Area is accessible bi-directionally off Interstate 10. Amenities of this rest area include:

  • 32 standard car parking spaces
  • 10 truck parking spaces
  • 4 handicap parking spaces
  • Public Restrooms
  • Picnic Areas
  • Tourism information

Walking Sands Rest Area

The Walking Sands Rest Area is a highly rated rest area due to its wonderful view and clean amenities.

  • Picnic Area
  • Separate truck & car parking areas
  • Tourism Information

This rest area serves both northbound and southbound travelers of Interstate 25. This rest area has fewer amenities than some of the other rest areas listed in this guide, but as a rest area that is in a remote area, it provides a safe and scenic spot to stop and rest on your journey through New Mexico. The designated truck area makes this a good spot to stop and park your truck or RV.

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