For me, one of the great things about driving (and shooting) along Route 66 is the amount of old, abandoned spots and things that you find. It’s really visually interesting and I find these empty places to be really photogenic. I’ve been along parts of Route 66 several times, but a while back I did a large portion of Route 66 across the Southwestern US - essentially, I drove the entirety of Arizona and New Mexico. While that is far from a comprehensive tour, I do think it represents some of the best parts of the Mother Road and according to what I have read, it contains the most popular ones as well. Here are some abandoned spots that I encountered. Enjoy!