Drive America’s Highways for 20 miles west along Historic Route 66 in Albuquerque, New Mexico
Southwest USA Adventures (2016)
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 and have the Chicago to Springfield stretch planned for the spring of 2019.
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 2450 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 and tons of other places are just waiting for you along the historic Route 66.
Drive America’s Highways for 24 miles east along Interstate 30 from mile 183 to Hooks, Texas – Home of the Red River Army Depot
Drive America’s Highways for 30 miles east along the Trail of the Ancients (US-160) from US-491 to Cortez, Colorado ⛰️
Drive America’s Highways for 18 miles north from mile 54 to mile 72 along Interstate 15 in Nevada.
Drive America’s Highways for 11 miles east along the San Juan Skyway (US-160) from State Highway 140 in Hesperus to Durango at US-550
Drive America’s Highways for 33 miles east along US-550 from State Highway 403 in Counselor to Cuba at State Highway 126
Drive America’s Highways for 20 miles north along the Dallas North Tollway from its southern terminus at Interstate 35E to Texas Highway 121 in Frisco, Texas
Drive America’s Highways for 17 miles east along Interstate 30 from the Red River Army Depot in Hooks to the Arkansas Border in Texarkana at mile marker 224 in Texas.
Drive America’s Highways for 22 miles east along Interstate 30 from mile marker 161 in Mt. Pleasant to mile marker 183 in Texas.
Drive America’s Highways for 20 miles east along Interstate 30 from mile marker 140 in Saltillo to Mt. Pleasant