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One of the coolest cross-country trips a traveler can take is along I-40. The third longest interstate in the United States, the route runs all the way from Barstow, California to Wilmington, North Carolina (that's a 36-hour drive from end-to-end, in case you're wondering). Yet, it’s not the length that makes I-40 appealing for travelers. Rather, it’s the amazing and unique sights that decorate this stretch of highway. To make sure you have a truly epic journey, we've rounded up t...

10 Stops You Can't Miss on an I-40 Road Trip

One of the coolest cross-country trips a traveler can take is along I-40. The third longest interstate in the United States, the route runs all the way from Barstow, California to Wilmington, North Carolina (that's a 36-hour drive from end-to-end, in case you're wondering). Yet, it’s not the length that makes I-40 appealing for travelers. Rather, it’s the amazing and unique sights that decorate this stretch of highway. To make sure you have a truly epic journey, we've rounded up t...

RailPictures.Net Photo: ATSF 5945 Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (ATSF) EMD FP45 at Barstow, California by Steve Schmollinger

In the CN era but you could still pretend it is BC Rail, Dash (upgraded to 4400 hp and Dash 9 specs) 4601 and bathed in the evening sunshine, are switching at the west end of the North Vancouver yard, right under Lion's gate Bridge.

Under the bridge - Barstow - CA - Friday - 25 January 2008

Santa Fe locomotives passing under the north ave bridge - Barstow, California.

Road to death

I've been on this road and I love it. "Long desert highway leading into Death Valley National Park from Beatty, Nevada." Photo by Glenn Nagel.

The quick route southwest from Barstow is on I-15. Exit at CA Hwy 18 east, then turn right onto D Street.   If you take National Old Trails Hwy (W Main) instead through Lenwood and Oro Grande, you'll cross a 1930 steel truss bridge over the Mojave River just before reaching Victorville, where the road becomes D Street.

Route 66 in California

Guide to Route 66 in California - driving tour and road trip info - routes, what to see, photos

Lake Havasu

London Bridge in Lake Havasu City, Arizona. I lived here around Fun and beautiful place! It grew very fast!

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