Route 66 Workshop Summary - Branson Reynolds Photography

Historic Route 66 from Amarillo to Albuquerque

Burlington Northern Santa Fe train coming into Flagstaff

Burlington Northern Santa Fe train coming into Flagstaff

Neon at El Don Motel on Route 66 in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Neon at El Don Motel on Route 66 in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Workshop Details

Amarillo to Albuquerque

5 Days

May 20  - 26, 2018


Branson Reynolds

683 Trew Creek Rd.

Durango, CO 81301


Amarillo, TX to Albuquerque, NM

May 20 - 26, 2018: 

I made my first trip from Oklahoma to California with my parents on Route 66 in the summer of 1947 when I was six months old. This trip became an annual event for me for the next 20 years. Today's fascination with this historic route is the foundation for a wonderful journey of photography and nostalgia where we will get a sense of what America was like before the modern freeway system. "Get your Kicks on Route 66" is exactly what we intend to do.

Route 66 has been called the most famous highway in the world, and it remains one of the ultimate road trips. It has been known as "America's Mainstreet", the "Road of Dreams", and the "Will Rogers Highway". Over 2,000 miles of the original 2,448 miles between Chicago and Santa Monica still exist (though not all are accessible by car), and we will travel much of the original route as we head west through the high plains of the Texas Panhandle and the deserts and pine-covered mountains of New Mexico and Arizona.

On the Spring trip we will go from Amarillo,Texas to Albuquerque, New Mexico, passing famous "Americana" like the Cadillac Ranch, through ghost towns like Cuervo and Montoya and along abandoned sections of the old highway where flowers growng through the cracked and crumbled red pavement nod in the wind to an earlier time.

On the Fall trip we will keep heading west from Albuquerque along wonderful stretches of old 66 through Gallup, Grants, Flagstaff, Holbrook, Winslow and Seligman toward our final destination of Oatman, where we can see the Colorado River and the land of milk and honey, California. 

"If you truly want to see Route 66 go with Branson Reynolds. This was the trip of a lifetime for me. It was adventure and photography combined. Branson was extremely knowledgable about the Mother Road and took us places I am sure one would not see on other 2 or 3 day tours. We not only saw Route 66 both old and older and the towns it goes through but also met many interesting people along the way whom have been instrumental in reviving interest in Route 66. His skill in guiding us photographically was exceptional and much appreciated. He helped me have a body of work of which I can be proud. Thanks, Branson"

Hinda Berkelhammer