It seems that all roads in this area are good picks for scenic views. We decided to go south through New Mexico on US 419 (formerly US 666), because we had been told at the Santa Fe Visitor Center that it was newly paved. Well, the attendant was half right. It will be very nice when finished, but for now has construction continuing along much of the stretch southward to Gallup, where we turned west. Nevertheless, the scenery was striking.

This souvenir selling establishment at the Arizona Welcome Center on I-40 is reminiscent of old Route 66, which ran through here.