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San Jon

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San Jon is a tiny village of 300 people in Northeast New Mexico. Established in 1902 as a railroad town, it prospered during the heyday of Route 66 but became a semi-ghost town when 66 was bypassed by Interstate 40 in 1981.

The service stations and cafés which served US 66 are mostly gone, although one motel remains.

Get in[edit]

San Jon is at the crossroads of historic Route 66 (which passes through as Main Street) and New Mexico State Hwy 469 (Interstate 40 exit 356).

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See and do[edit]

  • Caprock Amphitheatre, 10 mi S of San Jon. Former 955-seat outdoor amphitheatre with concession stand, bleachers and stage north of Clovis NM. The pavilion and seating areas has been gated off but the remainder of the site was open as rugged terrain for hiking.

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There are some services near the I-40 offramp, but options are limited.

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Logan[edit]

Logan, New Mexico (population 1000) is a village at the eastern end of the Ute Reservoir on US Route 54, about 20 miles north of San Jon via NM 469.[1] There is a hotel, motel and restaurant in this village, which serves as a point of entry to a state park and fishing grounds.

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Routes through San Jon
AlbuquerqueTucumcari  W I-40.svg E  GlenrioAmarillo
AlbuquerqueTucumcari  W US 66 (historic).svg E  GlenrioAmarillo



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