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Santa Fe Loop (1926 Alignment)

The Santa Fe Loop takes you through the towns, and parts of Albuquerque, that were bypassed by the 1937 realignment from Santa Rosa straight through to Correo using the bits and pieces left of the old road and the rest on I-25.
Dillia & Romeroville
Find where the 1926 alignment connected, Dilia is pretty much a ghost town, Romeroville has an interesting Historic Scenic Marker ... read more
xBernal
The store and the Santa Rita de Cascia Chapel and cemetary make up most of what there is to see in Beral ... read more
xSan Jose
From the I-25 north frontage road turn south on B41D go under I-25 and follow the road to town.
B41D: GPS: 35.403462, -105.477919. ... read more
xRowe & Pecos
The old E. T. Padilla Grocery - Victory Bar stand vacant in the old railroad town of Rowe, but the Pecos National Historic Park is nearby ... read more
xGlorieta & Canoncito
Check out the historic Pigeon Ranch at Glorieta and the small historic church at Canoncito ... read more
xSanta Fe
There's a ton of history in Santa Fe from the Plaza to the Govenors Palace to the La Fonda Hotel ... read more
xLaBajada Hill to Bernalllio
I-25 Exit 264
La Bajada means "The Descent" or "The Drop" in Spanish, and this road lived up to it's name . The base of the hill is about 5 miles from ... read more
xAlbuquerque
The 1926 - 1937 alignment of the Mother Road ran north and south through Albuquerque crossing the later 1937 alignment at Central Avenue ... read more
xLos Lunas & Correo
It seems strange, but until about 1936 you had to take the long way around to go west from Albuquerque, that meant going south to Los Lunas then northwest to Correo ... read more

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x About Us We started traveling Historic U.S. Route 66 as a destination in 2009. It's like a 2,400 mile long drive back in time from Chicago to Santa Monica! more
xDid You Know: Many parts of the old 4 lane Route 66 were reverted to a 2 lane road after 66 was realigned to the interstate. In many places the abandoned lanes are still there.