Gallup, New Mexico: The Devil's Highway: Route 666

The 6th branch from Route 66 was Route 666. Cowardly politicians renamed it in 2003, but "former 666" signs have been spotted (Map point marks one).
Address:
US Hwy 491, Gallup, NM
Directions:
I-40 exit 20, then drive north a quarter-mile. The sign is attached to a light pole on the northbound side, just past the McDonald's.
Admission:
Free
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The Devil's Highway: Route 666

When my boyfriend and I drove through here we spent nearly an hour driving around and could not find this sign. Maybe we're especially directionally challenged, but it's also possible the sign's been stolen again.

[Samuel, 11/17/2018]

Accursed thieves!

Former 666 sign.

The Devil's Highway - 666

The "Former 666" sign is right off exit 20, in front of McDonald's.

[Michelle, 02/28/2015]
The Devil's Highway - 666

There were no signs that we found driving 10 miles down and back from Hwy 40. There may be some farther, but it's not a quick find and photo op.

[Kris F., 07/26/2014]

It's possible they have disappeared over time... 666 signs have always been popular souvenirs for those seeking an express lane to Hell.

Former Route 666.

The Devil's Highway - 666

This is where the original Route 666 was. This was the 6th branch off of route 66 making it 666. It was renamed in 2008, but the "former 666" signs are still there.

[Levi, 08/12/2011]
U.S. 666 Bedeviled

New Mexico's governor Bill Richardson, back from an unscheduled visit to North "Axis of Evil" Korea, has told New Mexico's legislature of his "wholehearted support for the renovation of Highway 666," according to a report by the Reuters and Associated Press news services. U.S.... [01/25/2003] Complete News Story

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