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Route from the 1969 Movie Easy Rider

Posted in Easy Rider, Random Thoughts, Route 66 with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on April 20, 2009 by MrZip66
Captain America and Billy didn't screw around.   Get out and ride.

Captain America and Billy didn't screw around. (click picture for more Info)

I’ve had quite a few questions via email about the route that Dennis Hopper and Peter Fonda rode in the 1969 Movie Easy Rider, and for the last couple of years I’ve ridden and researched it.   The movie cemented me as a rider for life at a young age.  Anyway, here it is.   Since it’s a movie, it hops around a bit, but here’s the route:

If you do this trip, do it right.   A couple of tips: First off, Don’t sell coke to finance your trip.    If you do, don’t tell anyone.   Definitely don’t put coke in your gas tank, because It’ll lower your gas mileage.    If you want to go to Mexico and pretend to buy coke in an old truck, knock yourself out.   Put it in 2 motorcycle batteries and go sell it to Someone who looks like Phil Spector in front of the runway at LAX.    Phil would probably still buy it from you, but he’s busy now with his murder trial.   Don’t be offended if he fails to calls you back.   That’s how Phil rolls.

LAX then

LAX then. The deal is done, count the cash and head out of town...

LAX from Easy Rider Today

LAX from Easy Rider Today

This is looking west toward runway 25L.

This is looking west toward runway 25L.

Runway 25L today.

Runway 25L today.

(Special thanks to Wild Bill Carr for taking time to take  the “today” shots and info)

Technically, you could start at LAX, but the real riding started in Death Valley.     They we’re caging it in LAX.   If you know the whole story of Billy and Wyatt they we’re headliners, baby.     They had a stunt riding side show and decided to bust out, make a run for the big cash and go looking for America.

Start out in Ballarat.   Ditch the watch

Start out in Ballarat. Ditch the watch

Start out by going to Death Valley.  Ballarat, Specifically.  Ballarat is a pretty cool place, with it’s own bit of history like the gravestone of Seldom Seen Slim, and the Barker Ranch where Charles Manson family laid low after the nights they made the history books.   Tex Watson’s  truck is still there.    Supposedly there’s hippie graffiti still inside, but I didn’t look that close.

Chuck Manson's Ride.   He was a dick.   Serious Dick.

Chuck Manson's Ride. He was a dick. A Serious Dick.

Be sure to take your watch and chuck it by the side of the road because if you’re going on this ride, You need to disregard time.   It’s Easy Rider man, don’t screw this up.

From there, head down through Boron California (Home of 20 Mule Team Borax and the Movie Erin Brockovich).  Be sure and stop at the museum there in Boron, it’s actually pretty cool.    Then head to  Barstow.    From Barstow,  head east on 1-40, staying on as much of Route 66 as possible, because that would be the route they took since 1-40 wasn’t officially designated until 1984.    In 1969, it was all route 66 baby!    It’s pretty well marked and If you need more mappage of what the road was like in the route 66 heyday, there’s quite a bit here.    I ride it at least 3 to 5 times a year, and it’s pretty well documented on this site.   Kick the tires and look around.

Anyway, head toward Amboy.   Stop at Roy’s and get gas, because you know they stopped there with 2 gallon Peanut gas tanks.  Roy’s is one of the coolest places on the mother road.   Take some pictures of the 50’s retro sign and head on down the road.   Roy’s is a route 66 original and is in the process of getting resurrected to it’s former glory.   Roy’s is the Shit.

Harley Davidson, Meet Roys - Amboy Route 66

My FLHX in Amboy. Roy's is a Route 66 Classic. Captain America And Billy would have surely gotten gas here.

Keep riding through Route 66,  stay to your right and get back on Interstate 40.  head up through downtown needles and back onto 40.

If you want to check out a cool scene from the movie get off past needles at Park Moabi.   All the buildings are gone now, but you’ll recognize this scene:   Ride it.

Park Moabi Exit after Needles you'll recognize this Scene.

Park Moabi Exit after Needles you'll recognize this Scene

Get back on 1-40 (Route 66 from 1966 to 1974) and cross the Mighty Colorado river at the state line.    You’ll notice the bridges there even though theyve changed a bit since 1969.    If you don’t, rewatch the credits of the movie again.   You should recognize it  immediately if you’re paying attention.   This was the part  of the movie that I knew I was an Easy Rider fan for life.   Bust out your Steppenwolf, and dig where you are going.    You’re an Easy Rider.

Keep going on 1-40.   At Kingman, get off the freeway and follow the signs to ride the longest un-interrupted stretch of Route 66 that still remains today.   It ran from the 1920’s untill 1979.     It’s well marked, just follow the signs.

Easy Rider Through Route 66

Take Route 66 Through Kingman. You can't hardly miss it.

The place where Billy and Wyatt fixed their bike tire and had lunch was supposedly in Valentine Arizona.     I’ve found no evidence of this, but it makes sense, since Valentine is an Indian Reservation (“my wife’s a catholic, ya know” – Remember that scene?)   Granted, this was on Day two of the movie, and you still haven’t gotten through the movie credit part of the ride, but that’s how movies go.  Valentine is on the Hualapai Indian Reservation and is on route 66.   The terrain also looks the same.

Head through Valentine, stop at the Grand Canyon Caverns (its cool), then  go into Seligman.  Stop at the Snow Cap at the edge of town and eat the best hamburger with the best service you’ve ever had.  The Snow Cap has been there since the 50’s.   It’s another route 66 icon.    Don’t get on the freeway yet at Seligman, ask any local where Crookton road is and head down that instead to stay on what was route 66 until 1979.    It’s what Captain America and Billy would have done.

Get off the freeway and ride through Williams Arizona when you see the signs.   Williams is the last town to be officially bypassed in 1984 by interstate 40, so you gotta see it.   It’s still got the flavor of how it was in 1969.  You’ll dig it.   Get back on Interstate 40 East when you’re done, and head on down the highway…

"hey man, you got a room?"

"hey man, you got a room?"

Pine Breeze Inn

Pine Breeze Inn Today - (Click image for more pictures of the Pine Breeze Inn)

By the time you hit Bellemont, pull off.    Get some free coffee at the Harley dealership, stop at the bar and grille next door and see the original No Vacancy Sign hanging as you walk into the bar.   Since I’m giving you this information completely free of charge,  I think it would be a nice touch for you to order a Guinness in the name of Mr Zip, flirt with the bartender and head a quarter mile up the road to the Pine Breeze Motel to see where billy and Wyatt we’re denied a room their first night.   The bartender gal there is a sweetheart, and I’m fairly short and reasonably ugly.   You’ll do better than I did.

The Pine Breeze Inn

The Pine Breeze Inn - You may be able to sleep where Billy and Wyatt Couldn't

Ask the bartender if you can pull out a sleeping bag at the Pine Breeze, or ask the current proprietor at the Pine Breeze if he’s there.   If you want to be hardcore you’ll sleep a few miles up the road by a campfire; If you want to stay where Dennis and Peter stayed, get back on the freeway and head the 10 miles into flagstaff and stay at the Americana Inn.    You have a choice:  Stay where Billy and Wyatt camped in the movie, or stay where actors and crew in real life slept.   Either way, I don’t care.   If you’ve come this far, you’re obviously a biker I’d love to ride with.   It’s ALL good.   You’re goin’  down to Mardi Gras to get you a Mardi Gras Queen.  Start yourself a fire and kick back.

The film crew stayed at the Americana Inn

The Easy Rider film crew stayed at the Americana Inn

500 biker points if you sleep by the side of the road.   If you’re a rich urban biker in your new Harley leathers, playing easy rider for the weekend, stay at the Americana Inn.     This is an easy Rider Journey, man up and sleep under the stars.   When you get to New Orleans you can get a real room and bust out some of that cash and get a groovy dinner.  Right now, you gotta start this out right.

Funny story.   Peter Fonda told the story of staying the night at the Americana Inn and his arms we’re so stiff from ape hanging on a hard tail all day, that he couldn’t pull his beer up to his mouth.    He’d also put his leathers in the bathtub and soaked them down to give them a more weathered look, so at the end of the day his legs we’re black from the dye.

Route 66 ends where Interstate 40 cuts it off not far past the Pine Breeze inn, so double back and head East on 1-40 towards Flagstaff.  Get off at Deer Farm exit and road and ride up through Parks Arizona to get back on old 66 and ride down the main street in Flagstaff a few miles later if you really want to stay true to route.     Turn North on highway 89 at Flag.    When you see the sign for  Sunset Crater, head east there and  Ride up through Waputki National Monument, Pick up a hippie (there may be one, I don’t know for sure).  Queue “I wasn’t born to follow” on your ipod for the full effect.

Camp at Wupatki National Monument, start a fire, climb on ruins, and bring bail money.   Hopefully the hippie is an attorney.

Camp at Wupatki National Monument, start a fire, climb on ruins, and bring bail money. Hopefully the hippie is an attorney.

You’ll need to ride clear through Waputki, double back and get back on 89 and head south to stop at the Sacred Mountain Gas Station.   It used to be a gas station, but now it’s the home of someone.   He’s a nice guy.   He will more than likely tell you some good stories.     He may not.    Either way, you’re on an adventure.   Tell the hippie he owes you a tank of gas.

Sacred Mountain Gas Station from Easy Rider

Sacred Mountain Gas Station from Easy Rider

Sacred Mountain From Easy Rider Movie

Sacred Mountain Gas Station Today.

From Sacred Mountain, head north.    Hit “the weight” by the band and listen to it as you ride.    Its a great song.   Turn at hwy 16o and ride through Monument valley at dusk if you time it right.     In the movie, that road ends up at Wupatki, but in real life it’s doesn’t.     You’re probably not riding a hard tail chopper, so keep going until you hit Farmington New Mexico and crash for the night.    Drink beer, laugh, do whatever.   At this point you’re well into your easy rider trip.

If you want to be hardcore and drop off the hippie, you’ll have to swing a bit wide and head into the Malibu hills in California and look for a commune.  Mulholland to be exact.   Good luck finding one.  Dennis Hopper wanted to film at the New Buffalo Commune, but  Wavy Gravy and his people  weren’t into it, so the recreated the commune in Malibu.   Look for Dan Haggerty.   If you don’t know what I’m talking about, then you haven’t watched the movie Easy rider and you’re a pussy.    Put your Mike’s Hard lemonade down, Turn your bike around, and head back to LA.    Go eat sushi and buy yourself a Vespa.

You knew this guy smoked alot of weed.   Too much.

You knew this guy smoked alot of weed. Way Too much Weed...

Grizzly Adams can ride.   Can you?

Grizzly Adams can ride. Flat out. He was also one of the guys on the crew that watched and took care of the 2 Easy Rider bikes. (click for more info)

Head into Taos.    There’s several scenes in Taos, including the scene where they head into the commune, as well as the location where they shot the inside jail scenes.    I’m not sure of the jail location.    The opening scene where they bought the drugs in the truck at the cantina was shot here as well (not in Mexico).     Lots of Easy Rider in Taos.

From Taos, head into Las Vegas New Mexico.    Parade without a license here, because thats where that scene was shot.   The outside of the jail, and the spot where Jack Nicholson (George) took his first drink of the day was here as well.

The Jail in Easy Rider from the Movie

The Jail in Easy Rider from the Movie

The Jail in Las Vegas NM from Easy Rider Today

The Jail in Las Vegas NM from Easy Rider Today

Take some Jim Beam With you, for obvious reasons.  Toast to ol’ D.H. Lawrence (the crew supposedly slept on his grave the night before in Taos)  NIC NIC NIC FUT FUT FUT!…… INDIANS!     That’s right, you know what I’m talking about.      Dream of the finest whorehouse in the south at Madam Tinkertoys House of Blue Lights.   These are no porkchops, these are Grade A Prime…

The “If you wanna be a bird” sequence by the Holy Modal Rounders was filmed through Coyote New Mexico.

Remember, stop somewhere while listening to “don’t bogart that Joint” and pee on the side of the road.   Anyplace will work.     Also: You better not be wearing fingerless gloves and assless chaps man, not on this trip.

The rest of the route is a bit Hazy until you hit Morganza Louisiana.    In 1969, the film crew was advised against being a long hair in the South, but Dennis Hopper was determined to do whatever he wanted film wise, so they went anyway.     Not much is filmed in Texas as far as I can see, so head toward Morganza.     If you can find the Cafe in Morganza where the young girls and the sheriff and rednecks we’re, you’re a better man than me, because the locals who knew the place said it got torn down a couple of years ago.   There’s a couple of buildings that look really close to it, but the bones don’t quite match up.   Either way, it’s pretty easy to get a feel of 1969 Morganza.

Did anyone else think this kid was a 100% pud in the movie?   Yeah, he's a pud.

Did anyone else think this kid was a 100% pud in the movie? Yeah, he's a pud.

The rednecks in Morganza were the real locals.    Dennis told the crew to tell them that he, Jack  and Peter had raped a girl outside of town before they started filming to get a real reaction of hate from them.   One thing to remember, is other that a loose premise, Easy Rider wasn’t scripted.   They made it up as they went, and most of the cast would tell you that Dennis Hopper was generally insane in those days.    Dennis later said when they rode off from the Cafe scene that was the one time they were scared and wondered if they pushed it too far.    They’d heard stories of long hairs getting whacked in Texas and Louisiana.    You shouldn’t have the same problem, unless you get way out of line.   Head south.

Head south out of Morganza,  Hit the 190 and then west till you hit Opelousas, then south.   If you’re ready, you’ll have Jimi Hendrix Queued as you hit Franklin Louisiana.    Remember the song?  Thats right old-schoolers, if a six became a nine.   Find the bridge, stop, and queue that puppy for proper listening.

I want to thank my Cajun Friend Johnny for the modern day pictures of Franklin.    You sir, are the man.   I owe you a round of beers Man.

Our Hero's riding down the streets of Franklin

Our Hero's riding down the streets of Franklin

Franklin LA Today.   Looks good to me

Franklin LA Today. Looks about the same...

Ben Franklin Store from the Movie.  Remember these?

Old Theater, then Ben Franklin Store from the Movie. Remember Ben Franklin?

Old Theater and Ben Franklin Today.  Do you see it?

Old Theater and Ben Franklin Today. Do you see it?

Downtown Then...

Downtown Franklin Then...

Downtown Franklin Now...

Downtown Franklin Now...

One more Shot.

Old Courthouse, Franklin Louisiana Then...

Old Courthouse, Franklin Louisiana Then... (notice the newer building behind the old ones)

Old Courthouse is gone.   This is how it looks like today...

Old Courthouse is gone. This is how it looks like today...

Then head on into New Orleans.   Go to where Mardi Gras is.    Now its time for Madam Tinkertoy and Groovy Dinners.   Its Mecca man!  You’ve reached the Glory Hole.   Party like a rockstar, do whatever you do, because tomorrow you’re going to get shot by a short redneck with a Goiter on his neck.    I’m not trying to be  a downer, I’m just sayin’.      It could happen.    You’re almost there.

The scenes in Mardis Gras we’re filmed a month after Mardis Gras had ended.  The parade scenes they shot with friends and some stock footage.   Watch the movie again and you’ll notice.    They also shot these scenes first.   You may have better luck with Mardi Gras then they did if you time it right.

While you’re in Nawlins, pull out your 80’s CD of Tony Basil singing “mickey”.   C’mon, you know you have one.   In 1969 she played a prostitute in Easy Rider.   In the 80’s, she was a one hit wonder with fat cheerleaders.     Hey Mickey!

Easy Rider Ended in Krotz Springs Louisiana.

Easy Rider Ended in Krotz Springs Louisiana.

Once you had your fill of New Orleans, Double back and head towards Krotz Springs Louisiana.   You’ll notice the Levees on LA 105.    That’s where this great movie ends, only you’ll survive.   Now’s the time to bust out a cigar if you have one, because you made it to the end of the movie.    Call a loved one and tell em you’re coming home.   Queue the ballad of easy rider and head on out of town.   You’re gonna retire in Florida Mister!   If a man with a goiter shows, get the hell out of there.

This thread is over.   Im going to end it all of a sudden, just like my favorite Movie, Easy Rider.   Don’t blow it.

Adios, amoebas.

Adios, amoebas.

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Posted in Random Thoughts, Route 66 with tags , , on March 28, 2009 by MrZip66

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Hackberry Arizona – Route 66

Posted in Rides, Route 66 with tags , on March 22, 2009 by MrZip66

By the time I hit Crozier canyon/Hackberry I knew I had one more picture in me and I knew what I wanted.   Unfortunately, the winds were picking up, my shutters on my camera apparantly were hanging, and I just knew I needed to get home.   I could see heavy clouds forming in the direction of Kingman and Las vegas, and I had 5 hours ahead of me without rain gear.    I took the last 2 pictures of my trip haphazardly and then opened it up to get home.

hackberry-route-66-11

hackberry-route-661

From Hackberry, I rode into kingman feeling confident I’d make it home dry so I went into Denny’s  on Route 66 and ordered me a superbird and several cups of coffee.   In that 45 minutes, the clouds became dark and heavy and I questioned whether I should get a room in Kingman for the night.    I need to buy rain gear.   The fact that it was cold and I knew rain would freeze me to my bike faster than the movie Dumb and Dumber, I had second thoughts.   I said screw it, I’d deal with it as it happened.
It rained all around me.  In front of me, and behind me, and I only got a little wet.   Spring break traffic was rough near hoover Dam, but at the end I made it home dry and ahead of Robyn.

I’m so freaking glad to have my Street Glide back.   I love it like one of my kids.

Truxton Arizona – Route 66

Posted in Rides, Route 66 with tags , , on March 22, 2009 by MrZip66
Frontier Motel

Frontier Motel

I passed through Peach springs and Valentine to get to the cool neon warmth of The Frontier Cafe in Truxton Arizona.    Truxton is a pretty new route 66 town by most standards.     It came about as a hotel and cafe in 1951 when Donald Dilts built it to take advantage of the traffic that passed by this part of the highway.  The name of the town comes from the Beale Camel Expedition when Lieutennant Ned Beale stopped at the spring here in 1857 and named the town after one of his relatives.    After the Motel and Cafe was built, other businesses started to spring up.

Frontier Motel, Truxton Route 66

I’ve seen the sign have better days, but not long ago a route 66 preservation fund of one sort or another raised some money to get it painted, and cleaned it up.    I tried to wait for the hanging signs to swing horizontally for a picture, but 45 degrees was better than 90 so thats all I could get from the wind Gods who were in force today.

Truxton Cafe

Truxton Cafe

I was hoping to get some breakfast here as well, but soon realized route 66 doesn’t wake up in this neck of the woods till noon.   It was getting windier, cumulous clouds were forming, and I knew I needed to get to Kingman so I could start to head north and have the 35 mile per hour winds to my back.    I was riding sideways by this point.

I have always passed Truxton and not spent alot of time here, which is a shame.   I’m usually done with waiting from visiting the grand Canyons and ready to make miles and haven’t stopped to appreciate this cool route 66 town.   I’d have loved to see it in its heyday.   I can imagine with a stream of steady 50’s, 60’s and 70’s traffic this place could sling hash and pour coffee not to mention keep its rooms full.   If it we’re ever open when I was there, I’d book a room and enjoy some time here because I’d imagine it would be a cool experience.

Grand Canyon Caverns Route 66

Posted in Rides, Route 66 with tags , on March 22, 2009 by MrZip66
The Caverns Inn!

The Caverns Inn!

I’ve been going to the grand canyon caverns since 1991, but had never eaten there.    I left Seligman thinking I’d get breakfast there, and the signs on the way up the road to the caverns sayd they’d have it there for me.   Not so, not untill 10, and it was 9.    I took a couple pictures and headed down the road.   I understand.   I’m just glad they serve food at all, and stay in business.   They’ll do what they have to do.   Someday I’ll actually have food there.

Seligman Arizona Route 66 Camping

Posted in Rides, Route 66 with tags , on March 22, 2009 by MrZip66

As I rode past williams, got Gas in Ash Fork (which I wanted to ride a little more but will next run), I headed down crookton road and into seligman.   The music sounded sweet, my hands were cold and the wind was gusting.   The sun was also setting and I didn’t really care because I knew where I was spending the night, and it was at a place I’d visited 20 years earlier.   The heart of route 66 Arizona, and the place where the revival of the mother road started:  Seligman Arizona.

I’d passed by the KOA in Seligman for years, and it just looked stark and treeless.   I knew I had to stay there, because I’d packed a tent and it would just make sense.     So I did.   I knew beforehand from reading the KOA site that the proprietor was a hockey fan, but when I showed up this sat prominently on her desk:

Sidney Crosby, Troy Polamalu & Marc Andre Fleury

Sidney Crosby, Troy Polamalu & Marc Andre Fleury

I knew she was quality people.   We immediately hit it off.   We talked about the penguins and the steelers seasons.   She was awesome, and moved from the Burgh’ to Florida, then came here on a visit and bought the Seligman KOA.    She’d cleaned it up a bunch, the bathrooms were straight up immaculate.    After we bitched about the old coach, cheered on the Pittsburgh Steelers defense and talked about how theres a terrible towel in the Snow Cap, I went out set up my tent just as the sun set.     Ahhh, It felt good to know where I was sleeping.

Seligman KOA with the Street Glide

Seligman KOA with the Street Glide - Home for the night...

After I got the tent set up and I was situated, I rode the 2 miles to the other end of town to get me some chicken fried steak and I slowly rode through town to get some night pictures of the neon signs, just like I’d pictured when I first thought of this trip.   Not a ton of neon, but I got what I could:

Route 66 Motel

Route 66 Motel

Supai Motel

Supai Motel

Stagecoach 66 MO E

Stagecoach 66 MO E

That night, I sat in my tent and had intended to post on my blog, but forgot the password for the wi-fi, so I watched a few episodes of Sons Of Anarchy on my laptop and fell asleep by midnight, assisted by a few snoots of Tennessee whiskey I’d bought at the Jack Rabbit Trading Post.    My first day in 3 months with the street glide kicked pure ass.    It was smooth, and quite honestly I couldn’t be happier to ride again.    I knew tomorrow was going to be colder than a witches tit in a brass bra, but what the hell.   I’d figure it out.   I just had to beat the storms that we’re coming inveitably and get home.

Two Guns Arizona – Route 66

Posted in Rides, Route 66 with tags , , on March 22, 2009 by MrZip66
Alot of History Here in Two Guns

Alot of History Here in Two Guns

With the exception of the wigwam motel in Holbrook, the thing that was most on my mind this entire trip was stopping to take pictures of Two Guns.   I’ve seen it before, but only from the freeway and the off ramp.   For years and years, there was a caretaker there with a buck knife and a shotgun that would speed up in his 4 wheeler if you got anywhere close to Two Guns ruins he’d show up and yell you off the property.   He was pretty well known for being efficient and serious about what he does.   Two guns has been bought and sold several times and my information tells me he was hired to protect the property from vandals.  As of 2008, I’d heard he was gone, so I’ve always wanted to come back here.

Street Glide at Two Guns Arizona

Street Glide at Two Guns Arizona - This ruin is the 2nd of Two Zoos in Twin Gun's History.

Two guns has an impressive history and to the casual, modern passer by, you’d never know it.     From the Indian wars between the Apache and the Navajo (it was then known as Canyon Diablo, or Devil’s Canyon, to the Early days of National Trails Highway (pre-Route 66) to Today.    Many people believe it is cursed, and for good reason.    Lots of battles here, and it held the distinction of being the roughest town in the west, let alone Arizona.    Murder, Prostitution, At least a punch in the face for looking at someone wrong.   Two Guns is the shit.  If you want the complete history of two guns, I’d highly suggest reading this link here.

Canyon Diablo Bridge is Crumbling

Canyon Diablo Bridge is Crumbling

I had a chance to FINALLY cross the bridge that I’d seen for years, and even as I type this I regret not driving it down the dirt road further, because as I passed it all down 1-40 I realized there was much more I missed.   I was able to see the more modern abandoned gas station, and the slightly older KOA campground, as well as the other ruins.    There is also a very deep cave that factored into its rich history of a cowboy town.   Pat, are you reading this???  We need to go back to two guns and spend a day.

Picture of the First Zoo at Two Guns Arizona

Picture of the First Zoo at Two Guns Arizona

Harry E. (Indian) Miller Ran Two Guns from 1925 to 1935

Harry E. (Indian) Miller Ran Two Guns from 1925 to 1935

I hope no jackasses out there vandalize Two Guns, because it really needs to be preserved.    It’s cool that we can visit two guns now, But please if you visit it leave it as it is.  There’s not many people I hate worse than a Vandal.     This town burned down TWICE and survived history like no other, and is now just a side glance to people heading to Flagstaff and Albuquerque.    I think we all need to help keep it alive as long as possible.   Theres enough route 66 out there thats rotting, we don’t need this one to rot anymore than what nature throws at it.

Canyon Diablo  Bridge

Canyon Diablo Bridge

There is also a huge railroad trellis around two guns somewhere that crossed the canyon.   It’s clear I need to go back untill I know ALL the stories associated with this great historic spot in the road.    Two Guns.   read that link.   This may be one of my favorite Route 66 spots yet.    It’s full of history and full of questions to be answered.