Family Travel Question:
Q | Where would I find a list of I-40 rest stops?
Where would I find a list of I-40 rest stops? -Lowell, AZ
A | Find rest stops and more at The Next Exit
Although our family prefers to take the back roads when traveling, there are times when it’s necessary to drive the interstate highways on a road trip. When we take the back roads, I have a bunch of off-the-beaten-path guidebooks I use to plan our stops. When we take the Interstates, I use The Next Exit. The Next Exit is a paperback book, issued annually, that outlines services at interstate exits. Organized by state (and within each state by Interstate highway) example listings from I-40 in Arizona include:
- Mile Marker 235: Rest area both lanes, full facilities, phone, picnic tables, litter barrels, petwalk
- Exit 165: AZ 64, to Williams, to Grand Canyon, gas: Texaco (8 mi), Shell/dsl (4 mi), other: KOA, lodging: Super 8 (4 mi), other: RV Ctr
The Next Exit first appeared on my radar when we bought an RV, as it lists camping-friendly stops, but it’s also been a fixture in my minivan. If I’m looking for a certain restaurant or hotel, or wondering how far off the interstate I’ll have to drive to find gas, it’s a valuable resource at a bargain price, and because it’s updated each year, I know the information is quite current. I recommend this book to find rest stops and more on I-40 and beyond.