Backroads & Byways of New Mexico

Drives, Day Trips, and Weekend Excursions
Sharon Niederman
Book cover for Backroads & Byways of New Mexico by Sharon Niederman
15 drives and detours in “The Land of Enchantment”

In this brand-new first edition guide, Sharon Niederman presents the best of New Mexico through 15 scenic tours designed to make the most of every mile. Readers will journey across the state and take in New Mexico’s unparalleled diversity in both natural beauty and cultural heritage. Drives will include peaceful side roads through quiet towns, highways with stunning canyon vistas, the streets of Spanish missions and stone cities, sweeping views of New Mexico’s famous mesas, and much more.

Included with each drive are recommendations for food, shopping, sightseeing, and lodging, as well as detailed directions and fascinating local history from a veteran Southwestern travel writer. Expert navigation, curation, and beautiful photography will have readers eager to explore New Mexico in a whole new light.

April 2020
6 x 9 | 232pp | Paperback |
50 color photographs, 15 maps
$22.95 (US)
$29.95 (CA)
About the Author
Sharon Niederman is an award-winning Southwestern author and photographer living in northern New Mexico. She specializes in cuisine, travel, history, women’s history, and spirituality. Her 2012 book, Signs & Shrines, received the prestigious Lowell Thomas Travel Writing Award and the Society of American Travel Writers Gold Award. She has twice received the Border Regional Library Association Southwest Book Award for “literary excellence and enrichment of the cultural heritage of the Southwest.” Her articles have appeared in Sunset, New York Times, Boston Globe, Christian Science Monitor, Albuquerque Journal, Santa Fe New Mexican, Denver Post, and many other publications. She serves on the board of the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum and is past president of New Mexico Press Women and the New Mexico Jewish Historical Society.