Rest Day 2 in Santa Fe, NM – Southwest Color in the Capital City
Here you are in the capital city of New Mexico! The history, the color, the food, and the shopping in the Southwest is unique and not easily forgotten. You may just want to buy something very special and ship it home. Again, it’s up to you to decide what you need to do to rest and relax, but should you decide to play today, the city bus is just outside your door waiting to take you downtown.
LENGTH OF ROUTE 66 IN NEW MEXICO
About 400 miles (640 kilometers)
MAJOR CITIES ALONG ROUTE 66
Tucumcari, Santa Fe, Albuquerque, Grants, Gallup
Historic Route 66 has a history worthy of researching in advance of your trip across the country. Keep in mind, you will visit each of the major cities listed above on your way east as you ride through history creating memories of your own that will last a life time.
At this point in your cross country journey you have been on your bike for twelve of fourteen days. From the ocean you have crossed the California Desert, climbed Yarnel Pass and Mingus Mountain….and, in the middle of a memorable descent you were treated to lunch at the Haunted Hamburger. After seeing the red rocks of Sedona you were seen STANDIN’ ON THE CORNER IN WINSLOW, ARIZONA. And after crossing the Continental Divide you crossed the Rio Grande.
All of this before you reached Santa Fe, NM.
Impressive. You are now a rock star on wheels!