Back to photos of New Mexico La Bajada Hill is one of the most interesting, but most difficult to traverse, segments of Route 66.
NM – 2014: abandoned rusty car that provides an excellent photo opportunity! Tucumcari, NM – 2014 : This 1939 iconic Blue Swallow Motel is one of the crown jewels of Route 66. Grants, NM – 2014 : The retro sign of the Grants Cafe was returned and restored as part of a neon restoration project. Budville, NM – 2014 : The Budville Trading Co. was a gas station and trading post, once operated by Bud Rice who got murdered during a hold-up. Albuquerque, NM – 2014 : This fiberglass lumberjack giant is located on top of the May Café La Bajada Hill, NM – 2004 : Driving down La Bajada Hill is almost impossible nowadays, but it makes for a great hike! Endee, NM – 2014 : This abandoned cabin with “modern restrooms” painted on the side, offers a unique photo opportunity. Continental Divide, NM – 2014 : A huge sign indicates where the former Whiting Brothers motel and station was. Tucumcari, NM – 2014 : Tee Pee Curios is a souvenir shop and Indian art shop, located in a building with a large concrete teepee.