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Route 66 is actually former "U.S. Highway 66"

Historic Route 66 > Turn-by-turn description > Texas > Glenrio to Texola

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Can leave I-40 at Exit 0 to see a Ghost Town
Leave I-40 at Exit 18 (Gruhlkey Rd.)
Head East on the northern service road (May be BL-40?)
Follow service road through Adrian, Vega, Wildorado, Bushland
  • Cadillac Ranch: On south side of I-40, West of Amarillo
Get to Indian Hill Road, turn Left onto BL-40
Follow BL-40 into Amarillo, pass underneath Amarillo Blvd.
Turn Right onto 9th Street (east)
Just before Western, turn Left onto Bushland (northeast)
Just before Belleview, turn right onto South 6th Street
Cross railroad bridge, and turn Left onto Pierce Street
At intersection with US-287, turn right onto Amarillo Blvd. (US-60 & BL-44)
Turn Right onto Road 1912
Turn Left onto Farm Market Road (#2575)
Get on frontage road, cross BL-40. Road curves towards I-40
Follow Northern I-40 frontage road east.
Cross to south frontage road at Exit 89
Follow south frontage road Through Lark, Groom
  • See Leaning Water Tower East of Amarillo
Follow southern frontage road to Jericho, Enter I-40 at Exit 124
  • Lots of unpaved sections here, "Jericho Gap" Stay on I-40 to Alanreed
Follow south frontage road east, cross I-40 to Northern frontage road
Follow into McLean
  • Devil's Rope Museum, Rt. 66 Display, First Phillips 66 station (restored)
  • Cactus Inn
At County line road (exit 146) cross I-40 to south frontage road
  • Rattlesnake Sign
Continue on south frontage road past Lela into Shamrock Frontage road becomes BL-40 in the city. Continue through.
  • U-Drop-Inn, Texan Route 66 Motel
Continue on south frontage road to Texola in Oklahoma

Description courtesy of Kelly Cash