First/Last Motel in Texas

Glenrio is a ghost town located partially in the Texas Panhandle and partially in New Mexico. Originally a 1908 railroad town on the Rock Island and Pacific Railroad (the tracks were removed in the 1980s), Glenrio served travellers on the Ozark Trail and later Route 66. The now-abandoned post office stands in New Mexico, the rail station was in Texas.

Get in

Glenrio is on a former alignment of US Route 66 which has been bypassed by what is now Interstate 40. The old road still exists slightly to the south of the newer freeway, but turns to gravel upon entering New Mexico. From Interstate 40 in Texas, look for "I-40 Business" or "Exit 0" to leave I-40 for US 66.

Get around

The village, listed as the Glenrio Historic District on the National Register of Historic Places in 2007, is abandoned. It is possible to tour on foot but no guides or services are provided.


Abandoned diner


As Glenrio is abandoned as a ghost town, there are no services in the town itself although a highway rest stop (the Glenrio Welcome Center) is provided on westbound I-40 when entering New Mexico. Head west to San Jon or Tucumcari, New Mexico or east to Adrian and Amarillo, Texas.


Go next

Routes through Glenrio

Tucumcari San Jon  W  E  Adrian Amarillo
Tucumcari San Jon  W  E  Adrian Amarillo

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