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Arizona Interstate #40 Highway Guide

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The Purple Heart Highway.
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New Mexico/Arizona East State Line. East to cities of Gallup, Grants, Albuquerque. Photo is view of highway.
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Grants Road

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1.1

View from highway.
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Access to roadside turnout state rest area, toilets, picnic tables.
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Exit #357
Junction of Highway #12 North. North to communities of Lupton, Oak Springs, St. Michaels. Window Rock, Fort Defiance.
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Roadside turnout
Gravel, no services - North side of highway. Exit #234. Hawthorne Road.
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13.5
Exit #351
Allentown Road
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Exit #348 St. Anselm Road
North to community of Houck. Services off highway.
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18.9
Point of Information
Crossing Black Creek.
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20.5
Point of Interest
Elevation 6000 ft.
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Exit #346
Pine Springs Road
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24.6
Point of Information
Crossing Querlino Wash
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25.4
Exit #343
Querino Road
18.0
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Exit #341
Ortega Road
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31.0
Truck weigh station
Both sides of highway.
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Exit #339
Community of Sanders. Junction of Highway #191 South. South to cities of St. Johns, Eager. Note: Highway #192 overlaps I40 at this point. South access to Lyman Lake State Park, a 1-200 acre park serving as an irrigation reservoir. Built by damming the Little Colorado River. Part of the shoreline of a 1,500 acre reservoir at 6,000 feet high. Snow melting from the slopes of Mount Baldy and the Escudilla Mountain (2nd and 3rd highest mountains in Arizona)feeds the reservoir. Park Facilities: 61 camping units with 38 hookup sites and 23 non-hookup sites, dump station, day-use/picnic areas. Beach with camping
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Exit #333. Junction of Highway #191 North. North to communities of Chambers, Wild Ruin, Kagetoh, Ganado. Note: Highway #191 overlap of I40 ends at this point. North access to Hubbell Trading Post National Historic Site. Service off highway, fuel, diesel - South side of highway. North access to Canyon De Chelly National Monument. At the base of sheer red cliffs and in canyon wall caves are ruins of Indian villages built between AD 350 and 1300. Canyon de Chelly National Monument offers visitors the chance to learn about Southwestern Indian history from the earliest basketmakers to the Navajo Indians who live and farm there: Recreational Opportunities, Auto Touring, Camping, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Lodging, Picnic, Restaurant/Snack Bar, Museum/Visitor Center.
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Exit #330
McCarrel Road
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View from highway.
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Exit #325
South to community of Navajo. Service off highway - South side of highway.
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58.5
Point of Information
Crossing Crazy Creek.
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Exit #320
Pinto Road
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69.4
Point of Information
Crossing Dead River.
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West Boundary of the Petrified Forest National Park.
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Exit #311 - Note: side trip taken off Interstate - # 40
Junction of Arizona Parkway #1 Petrified Forest National Park Scenic Route. Access to Petrified Forest National Park, Painted Desert information center - 4 miles North of highway. Painted Desert Park has multi-hued badlands of the Chinle Formation known as the Painted Desert, historic structures, archeological sites, and displays of 225 million year old fossils.
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76.9
Petrified Forest National Park
View from Painted Desert - Topini Point Lookout Station.
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Petrified Forest National Park
View from Painted Desert - Topini Point Lookout Station.
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76.9
Petrified Forest National Park
View from Painted Desert - Tawa Point Lookout Station.
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76.9
Petrified Forest National Park
View from Painted Desert - Tawa Point Lookout Station.
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Petrified Forest National Park
View from Painted Desert - Pintado Point Lookout Station.
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Petrified Forest National Park
View from Painted Desert - Pintado Point Lookout Station.
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Exit # 311 Junction of Arizona Parkway #1 Petrified Forest National Park Scenic Route
South to Petrified Forest, National Park Crystal Forest Information Center. The park features one of the world's largest and most colorful concentrations of petrified wood, the multi-hued badlands of the Chinle Formation Note: side trip taken off I- 40. For Information on Petrified Forest and photos of National Forest Park, Crystal Forest, see Mile bymile.com

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Exit #303
South to community of Adamana.
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Exit #294
Community of Sun Valley.
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Exit #292
Junction of Highway #77 North. North to communities of Bitahochee, Indian Wells, White Cone. Note: Highway #77 overlaps with I40.
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Eixt #286
Junction of Highway #77 South. South to cities of Snowflake, Show Low, Globe. Note: Highway #77 overlap leaves I40 at this point. Snowflake, founded in 1878 by Mormon pioneers, perches on the northern flank of Arizona's White Mountains. Nestled next to the ever-flowing Silver Creek. Globe is in the foothills of the Pinal Mountains at an elevation of 3,500 feet.
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Exit #285
City of Holbrook, elevation 5075 ft. Junction of Highway #180. South to communities of Concho, St. Johns. West to Flagstaff, the Grand Canyon.
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City of Holbrook,
Surrounding Attractions include; Petrified Forest National Park, the Painted Desert, Navajo Nation, Hopi Nation, Zuni Nation, White Mountain Apache, Canyon De Chelley National Monument, Monument Valley, Grand Canyon, Homolovi Ruins State Park, The Mogollon Rim, Walnut Canyon, Meteor Crater, Rock Art Canyon Ranch, Holbrook Historic Walking Tour, Navajo County Historical Museum, Route 66 Heritage. Start / Finish of Highway Travel Guide. - S&e