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Where is the Devil’s Highway in Colorado?

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Asked by: Jason Liu

With the US 666 designation, the road was nicknamed the “Devil’s Highway” because of the significance of the number 666 to many Christian denominations as the Number of the Beast.

U.S. Route 491
States New Mexico, Colorado, Utah
Counties NM: McKinley, San Juan CO: Montezuma, Dolores UT: San Juan
Highway system

Where does the Devil’s Highway start and end?

It’s 321km (200 miles) long, and runs from the city of Monticello (Utah) to the city of Gallup (New Mexico) through Navajo Nation and Shiprock, and across the Colorado Border.

Why is it called Route 666?

The Fight Over 60 Changes the Map
By August 7, 1926, enough States had approved the change for AASHO to consider the matter closed. The change to “66” meant that the former branches of “60” had to be renumbered as branches of the new number. Therefore, the sixth branch, U.S. 660, became U.S. 666.

Is there a route 666 in the United States?

Where to find Highway 666. Running from north to south and starting in the city of Monticello, Utah, Highway 666 (or, as it’s now known, U.S. Route 491) continues through Colorado to Gallup, New Mexico.

What is Route 666 called now?

US 491

Claim to fame: US 666 was the most recent US route to be decommissioned; its designation was changed to US 491 in 2003. US 666 was an original 1926 route; at the time its north end was at US 450 (which later became US 160) in Cortez.

Is Route 666 still open?

It was created in 2003 as a renumbering of U.S. Route 666 (US 666).

U.S. Route 491
History 1926–2003 as US 666 2003–present as US 491
Tourist routes Trails of the Ancients Byway
Major junctions
South end I-40 / NM 602 in Gallup, NM

Which highway is the Devil’s Highway?

El Camino del Diablo

El Camino del Diablo – the Highway of the Devil – once a 250-mile link between the northwestern frontier of Mexico and the colonies of California, began at Caborca, in Mexico’s state of Sonora. It extended north-northwest across the desert to what is today the United States/Mexican border.

Why was Route 66 closed?

Virtually all roads, including Route 66, were functionally obsolete because of narrow pavements and antiquated structural features that reduced carrying capacity. Emergency road building measures developed during wartime left bridges and culverts woefully inadequate for postwar needs.

Why is Route 66 famous?

Route 66 reduced the distance between Chicago and Los Angeles by more than 200 miles, which made Route 66 popular among thousands of motorists who drove west in subsequent decades. Like other highways of its day, Route 66 reflects the origin and evolution of road transportation in the United States.

What is the longest straight road in the world?

Built originally as a private road for King Fahd (SAU), the stretch of Highway 10 connecting Highway 75 in the Haradh area to Highway 95 in the west of Saudi Arabia is 240 km (149 mi) long. It cuts through the desert with no bends left or right, or any appreciable gradient up or down.

Where is the Devil’s Highway Route 66?

U.S. Route 666 was a lonely stretch of asphalt, running 194 miles from dusty Gallup, N.M., across the rugged Navajo Reservation, through southwestern Colorado into Utah, where it ended at Monticello.

Where was the movie Route 666 filmed?


According to Anastas, there was no question about shooting on location in Arizona. “The desert itself has its own horror,” he said. “It has its own presence. With the sunsets, the landscape, the mountains and the old desert road, it adds its own character to the film.”

Is there a route 666 in Ohio?

State Route 666 (SR 666) is a 14.17-mile (22.80 km) state route that runs between Zanesville and Dresden in the US state of Ohio. Most of the route is a rural two-lane highway and passes through both woodland and farmland.

Is Route 66 a horror movie?

Route 666 is a 2001 action horror film directed by William Wesley and starring Lou Diamond Phillips, Lori Petty, Steven Williams, L.Q. Jones, Dale Midkiff, Alex McArthur, and Mercedes Colon.
Route 666 (film)

Route 666
Distributed by Lions Gate Entertainment
Release date October 30, 2001
Running time 86 minutes
Country United States