Route 66 in Grants, New Mexico by Kathy Alexander.
New Mexico’s ribbon of the Mother Road provides the Route 66 traveler with a variety of landscapes, from beautiful mountain ranges to sandstone mesas, desert sagebrush, ponderosa pines, and ghost towns. Along the vintage pavement in the Land of Enchantment, you will also see ancient pueblo cities, both open and abandoned motels, lots of neon signs, and an eclectic mix of ancient and contemporary cultures. Dating back thousands of years, you are sure to enjoy the rich history, beginning with the Native Americans, continuing through the Wild West days, into the era of the Mother Road, and beyond.
There are two alignments through New Mexico, as in 1937, it was shortened and straightened out, reducing the mileage from 506 to 399 miles.
Enjoy your journey through the Land of Enchantment.
About New Mexico Route 66
Glenrio – A Route 66 Casualty
Endee to San Jon – Another Ghostly Stretch of Route 66
Blue Swallow Motel, Tucumcari, New Mexico. By Kathy Weiser-Alexander.
Tucumcari or Six-Shooter Siding
Ghosts Beyond Tucumcari, New Mexico
Montoya – Newkirk – Cuervo
Santa Rosa – City of Natural Lakes
Off the Path – Las Vegas – More Wicked Than Dodge City
Kozlowski Stage Stop, Santa Fe Trail, by Kathy Alexander-Alexnder
Kozlowski Trading Post
Forked Lightning Ranch
Glorieta and Canoncito
Santa Fe – The City Different
More Haunted Places in Santa Fe
Haunted La Fonda Hotel in Santa Fe
Haunted Posada Hotel in Santa Fe
Off the Path – El Rancho de los Golondrinas
Cline’s Corners to the Old Longhorn Ranch
Moriarty to Tijeras on the Salt Missions Trail
Moriarty – Edgewood – Barton –Sedillo – Tijeras
Indian Jewelry Neon Sign Albuquerque, New Mexico. Photo by Robert Garcia.
Albuquerque – 300 Year Old Duke City
El Vado Auto Court
Haunted Kimo Theatre
La Llorona in Albuquerque
Ancient History South of Albuquerque
Isleta Pueblo – Los Lunas
Rio Puerco Valley Along Old Route 66
Rio Puerco Bridge
Grants, New Mexico Cafe Sign.
Indian Country Ghost Towns
Budville – Cubero – San Fidel – McCartys
Off the Path – Acoma Pueblo – Ancient Sky City
Grants – Uranium City USA
Across the Continental Divide on Route 66
Off the Path – Chaco Culture National Historical Park
Gallup – Indian Center of the Southwest
McKinley County Ghost Towns
© Kathy Weiser-Alexander, updated March 2019.
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