A storm gathers over the desert in New Mexico. Photo © Paul Moore/123rf.

Route 66 Through New Mexico

New Mexico’s culture, food, and landscape set it apart from any other place on Route 66. Learn about the route’s history and where to eat the best chiles, plus get tips on driving across the state and advice on planning your time.


The Burning of Zozobra

Every fall a raucous chant fills the air in Santa Fe’s Fort Marcy Park: “Burn him! Burn him! Burn him!” It’s not a witch hunt, but the ritual torching of Zozobra, a 50-foot-tall marionette with long, grasping arms, glowering eyes, and a moaning voice.