Travelling through the haunted Route 666, the Devil's Highway

Route 666, also known as "The Devil's Highway," the "Highway to Hell," or "Satan's Highway," is a lonely, deserted stretch of road meandering through almost 200 miles of rugged, sweeping desert wilderness. Because of the highway's number, accidents, and other phenomena, this became repeated as a legend. These legends convinced some people that the highway was cursed.

Route 666

Where does Route 666 start and end?

The road is entirely paved and spans three states: New Mexico, Colorado, and Utah. It’s 321 km (200 miles) long and runs north-south from the city of Monticello (Utah) to the city of Gallup (New Mexico), passing through Navajo Nation and Shiprock, and crossing the Colorado border. Keep in mind that you are driving in desert-like conditions throughout most of the trip, so be sure to pack cautionary items like extra food and water. Also, keep a keen eye on your gas tank. You can easily drive for 100 miles without passing a single gas station, so plan accordingly. This trip is not recommended for winter. Elevations up to 9000 feet, snow, black ice, and the remote nature of the road are real hazards.

Is there a real Route 666?

Tucked away in the western United States, the highway was renamed US Route 491 in 2003 because, in the book of Revelations, “666” symbolizes ‘the mark of the beast,’ a prophesied anti-Christ. The Bible, Revelation 13:18, states: "Let him who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man: His number is 666." This Satanic connotation, combined with a high fatality rate along the New Mexico portion, convinced some people that the highway was cursed.

Is Route 666 haunted?

It has been hailed as one of the most haunted places in America, with a long, bizarre history of all manner of weirdness, bad luck, inexplicable accidents, ghosts, apparitions, spectres, and various other unexplained phenomena. The road features a pretty spooky reputation, and some of the strange activities witnessed include a haunted truck, the girl in the white dress, weird lights, hell hounds, disappearing drivers, the Skin Walkers, or Satan’s sedan.