Drive America’s Highways for 2 miles west along Historic Route 66 in Ash Fork, Arizona
In the autumn of 2016, we took a 10 day drive to the Southwest USA. On the way there, from Oklahoma City to Needles, we spent a good portion of the drive on the Historic Route 66. Later, in February of 2017, we completed the Springfield, MO to Oklahoma City stretch. In the fall of 2018, we attempted to fill in the gaps in California, but due to road conditions, that was not possible, except the last mile in Santa Monica. We have the first mile in Chicago, and the drive to Springfield, Missouri planned for the 2019 season.
The Mother Road, The Main Street of America or just good old Route 66; no matter what you call it, there are tons of sights to see and things to do along its 2,450 mile route. The original route, from Chicago to Los Angeles was established in 1926, went through 8 states and was a major path for westward migration post-depression.
Decommissioned in 1985, Route 66 has seen a revival of sorts by people with a nostalgic kick, a sense of adventure, and those who want to keep the dreams of yesteryear alive. Along the route are such gems as the U-DROP-INN cafe in Shamrock, Texas, the Cadillac Ranch in Amarillo, Petrified Forest National Park, Joe and Aggies and The Wigwam Motel in Holbrook, Arizona or San Bernardino, California and tons of other places are just waiting for you along the historic Route 66.
Drive America’s Highways for 7.6 miles west along Historic Route 66 from Interstate 40 to Switzer Canyon Road in Flagstaff, Arizona
Drive America’s Highways for 5 miles west along Historic Route 66 in Winslow Arizona
Drive America’s Highways for 5 miles along Historic Route 66 West in Holbrook, Arizona.
Drive America’s Highways for 5 miles west along Historic Route 66 from Thoreau to The Continental Divide in New Mexico
Drive America’s Highways for 10 miles west along the Historic Route 66 from Prewitt to Thoreau in rural New Mexico
America’s Highways for 12 miles through the heart of Albuquerque, New Mexicoon Central Avenue — Historic Route 66.
Drive America’s Highways for 5 miles along New Mexico Highway 333 / Historic Route 66 through the scenic Sandia mountains to the eastern fringes of Albuquerque from the village of Tijeras to Carnuel
Drive the Historic Route 66 – Adrian, Texas! This video takes us from Interstate 40 exit 23 through Adrian, Texas about a mile to I-40 exit 22.
Drive Historic Route 66 approx 2.5 miles through McLean, Texas. This drive takes us from Interstate 40 Exit 143 through McLean where we make a brief stop at the historic Phillips 66 before continuing back to I-40 at exit 141.