New Mexico: The Continental Divide

While crossing through New Mexico, Route 66 travelers will come upon the Continental Divide, the natural boundary line separating waters that flow into the Atlantic Ocean or Gulf of Mexico from those that flow into the Pacific Ocean. In Route 66 history, the area was  popular for the conglomeration of trading posts seeking to draw business from visitors to the area. Plan to have a bottle of water on hand to make the most of the photo opportunity.