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Win a Route 66 Grand Canyon Vacation

2020 winner, Dave Striker, Galion, Ohio


Route 66 Road Trip
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Drive the iconic stretch of the Mother Road from New Mexico to Arizona, stopping at historic towns and amazing attractions along the way. When you reach the Grand Canyon, you are treated to an all-inclusive 3-day hiking vacation with lodging and meals included.

Enter to Win October 13 to November 17, 2020 

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Here’s the trip we have planned for you! Prizes are shown in bold.

Start: Albuquerque, N.M.

KiMo Theatre and Art Gallery in Albuquerque.
KiMo Theatre and Art GalleryPhoto by Karen Blaha via Flickr

Albuquerque is the perfect launch city for a trip on the Mother Road because of its international airport and location at the start of the original straight stretch of Route 66 heading to the Grand Canyon. Today, there are still a number of neon signs lining Albuquerque’s Historic Route 66, which takes you through three distinct city districts. Start in Nob Hill, a hip, up-and-coming neighborhood with a youthful, collegial vibe. From there, head downtown and look for the city’s best-known landmark, KiMo Theatre and Art Gallery, which opened in 1927 in Pueblo- Deco style. Every architectural detail has significance from the rain clouds to the birds. Download an Albuquerque Route 66 Tour Map.

Get a good night’s sleep before you head out on the trip. Your prize package includes a $100 Visa Gift Card towards a 1-night stay.

Grants, N.M.

Route 66 drive-thru neon arch in Grants, New Mexico
Photo by Kenneth Brown Photography courtesy of Grants, N.M.

Route 66 drive-thru neon arch

La Ventana Arch in El Malpais National Conservation Area.
Photo by H.K. Advertising courtesy of the City of Grants

La Ventana Arch in El Malpais National Conservation Area. 

New Mexico Mining Museum.
Photo by C. Britnie Burds courtesy of the City of Grants

New Mexico Mining Museum. 

Coyote Del Malpais Golf Course. Photo courtesy of Grants
Photo courtesy of Grants

Coyote Del Malpais Golf Course. 

About 80-miles west of Albuquerque is the small trading-post town of Grants. Along Route 66 you’ll still see the quirky hotels and old neon signs that dominated the road in its heyday. When you get into town, your first stop should be to park for a selfie under the Route 66 arch. Arriving at night? The arch is lit up with neon. Here are more don’t-miss activities in Grants:

Visit the New Mexico Mining Museum. See the underground environment that the miners worked in everyday by exploring a simulated uranium mine. www.grants.org/museums-galleries.aspx

Play a round of Golf at Coyote Del Malpais Golf Course. New Mexico boasts many notable public courses, but none match this course’s unique character with a backdrop of Mount Taylor to the north and the hills of El Malpais National Monument to the south. Sixteen lakes add cool elegance to this championship course. Prize includes 1 round of golf for two people with golf cart. golfnewmexico.com/pages/courses/coyote.html

Stay at a Grants-Milan area hotel. 1-night, 1 room stay for two.

More things to do: www.Grants.org

Meteor Crater

Meteor Crater near Winslow, Ariz.
Meteor crater near Winslow, Ariz.Photo by Thomas Venturi Photography courtesy of Meteor Crater

It’s as deep as a 60-story building and as wide as 20 football fields. More than 2 million fans could watch games from the crater rim. But to really comprehend the vastness of Meteor Crater, it’s worth pulling off Route 66 near Winslow, Ariz. to see it yourself.

Two Tickets to the Meteor Crater Interactive Discover Center.
The Barringer Meteor Crater, nearly 1 mile across, is the breath-taking result of a collision between an asteroid traveling 26,000 miles per hour and planet Earth approximately 50,000 years ago. Explore the Interactive Discovery Center, view the crater from viewing platforms, or take a guided tour along the rim. 

Learn more at meteorcrater.com.

Flagstaff, Ariz.

The Museum Club in Flagstaff
Funky Route 66 style still lives in FlagstaffFlagstaff Convention and Visitors Bureau

One of the only original Route 66 roadhouses still standing, the log cabin Museum Club in Flagstaff attracts national acts like Willie Nelson, features two bars and is home to one of the largest wooden dance floors in the state.

Yes, Route 66 is alive and well in Flagstaff. So use this guide to 66 Kicks to Route 66 for retro sightseeing.

Grand Canyon Hiking Tour with Lodging Hosted by Wildland Trekking

Hiking in the Grand Canyon
Courtesy Wildland Trekking

Hiking in the Grand Canyon

Bighorn sheep in the Grand Canyon
Photo by David Wilkin courtesy of Wildland Trekking

Bighorn sheep in the Grand Canyon

Hiking in the Grand Canyon
Courtesy Wildland Trekking

Hiking in the Grand Canyon

Hiking in the Grand Canyon
Photo by Andrew Bradley courtesy of Wildland Trekking

Hiking in the Grand Canyon

Winter in the Grand Canyon
Photo by Ralph Van Haeren courtesy of Wildland Trekking

Winter in the Grand Canyon

Backpacking in the Grand Canyon
Photo by Matti Bernitz Pedersen courtesy of Wildland Trekking

Hiking in the Grand Canyon

You’ve made it to the Grand Canyon! Although this is the end of the road, it’s only the beginning of your adventure. Wildland Trekking will host two people for three days of active adventure during the day and a comfy hotel at night. 

Highlights include three challenging day hikes whose locations span over thirty miles of the South Rim, a “sprinkled in” tour of the best Grand Canyon museums and visitor attractions, a sunset dinner on the rim prepared by your guide (weather permitting), a memorable dinner at the famous El Tovar Hotel, and cozy lodging at a hotel ten minutes from the edge of the Canyon.

Learn more at www.wildlandtrekking.com/grand-canyon/inn-based-hiking/south-rim-lodge-based.html

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Enter to Win October 13 to November 17, 2020

Congratulations to:

  • 2020 winner, Dave Striker, Galion, Ohio
  • 2019 winner, Micah Chambers of Pineville, N.C.
  • 2018 winner, Michelle Murphy of St. Paul, Minnesota
  • 2017 winner, Jessica Tanksley of Granbury, Texas
  • 2016 winner, Brandi Porteous of Dixon, Missouri