Road Information

Interstate 40 in Texas Total Mileage in State: 177 miles
Eastern End: At Oklahoma state line
Western End: At New Mexico state line
Mileage covered in Photos: 177 miles
Counties covered in Photos: Wheeler, Gray, Donley, Gray, Donley, Gray, Carson, Potter, Oldham, Deaf Smith
Major Junctions in Photos: US 83, in Shamrock
I-27, in Amarillo, TX
US 385, in Vega
Control Cities in Photos: Shamrock, Groom, Amarillo, Vega, Adrian

Westbound

   

Texas welcome sign as Interstate 40 West enters the Lone Star State from Oklahoma.  (Photo taken 5/17/15).

Interstate 40 West: Road view from mile marker 176.  (Photo taken 5/17/15).

Interstate 40 West shield located near mile marker 175.  (Photo taken 5/17/15).

Interstate 40 West at mile marker 174.  (Photo taken 5/17/15).

Interstate 40 West at Exit 169: FM 1802  (Photo taken 5/17/15).

Mileage sign located near mile marker 169. It's 6 miles to Shamrock, 27 miles to McLean, and 97 miles to Amarillo.  (Photo taken 5/17/15).

Interstate 40 West at Exit 167: FM 2168 - Daberry Rd  (Photo taken 5/17/15).

Speed limit sign located near mile marker 167. The speed limit on most rural Interstates in Texas is now 75 mph.  (Photo taken 5/17/15).

Take etiher of the next 2 exits to Shamrock.  (Photo taken 5/17/15).

Interstate 40 West approaching the Check Station located off the next exit (Exit 164) - 1/2 mile.  (Photo taken 5/17/15).

Interstate 40 West at Exit 164: Interstate 40 BL West - Shamrock / Check Station  (Photo taken 5/17/15).

Interstate 40 West at Exit 163: US 83 - Shamrock / Wheeler / Wellington  (Photo taken 5/17/15).

Interstate 40 West shield located near mile marker 163.  (Photo taken 5/18/15).

Mileage sign on Interstate 40 West. It's 19 miles to McLean, 27 miles to Alanreed, and 89 miles to Amarillo.  (Photo taken 5/18/15).

Interstate 40 West: Road view from mile marker 160.  (Photo taken 5/18/15).

Interstate 40 West at Exit 157: FM 1547 / FM 3075 - Lela  (Photo taken 5/18/15).

View on Interstate 40 West.  (Photo taken 5/18/15).

Interstate 40 West assurance shield.  (Photo taken 5/18/15).

Interstate 40 West: Road view from mile marker 156.  (Photo taken 5/18/15).

Interstate 40 West at mile marker 154.  (Photo taken 5/18/15).

Interstate 40 West at Exit 152: FM 453 - Pakan Rd  (Photo taken 5/18/15).

Speed limit - 75 sign on Interstate 40 West. The speed limit on this stretch of Interstate 40 through Texas used to be 70 mph, but was increased to 75 mph in January 2012. Most other rural Interstates also saw this same speed increase at this time.  (Photo taken 5/18/15).

Interstate 40 West: Road view from mile marker 151.  (Photo taken 5/18/15).

Interstate 40 West at mile marker 150.  (Photo taken 5/18/15).

Interstate 40 West at Exit 148: FM 1443 - Kellerville Rd  (Photo taken 5/18/15).

Interstate 40 West at Exit 146: County Line Rd  (Photo taken 5/18/15).

Interstate 40 West entering Gray County (for the first time).  (Photo taken 5/18/15).

Another speed limit sign on Interstate 40 West. Speed limit - 75 mph.  (Photo taken 5/18/15).

Take either of the next 2 exits to McLean.  (Photo taken 5/18/15).

Interstate 40 West at Exit 143: Interstate 40 BL West - McLean  (Photo taken 5/18/15).

Interstate 40 West at Exit 142: TX 273 / To FM 3143  (Photo taken 5/18/15).

Mileage sign located near mile marker 142. It's 5 miles to Alanreed, 29 miles to Groom, and 71 miles to Amarillo.  (Photo taken 5/18/15).

Interstate 40 West: Road view from mile marker 139.  (Photo taken 5/18/15).

Interstate 40 West at Exit 135: TX Loop 271 / To FM 291 - Alanreed  (Photo taken 5/18/15).

Interstate 40 West: Road view from mile marker 134.  (Photo taken 5/18/15).

Interstate 40 West at Exit 132: Johnson Ranch Rd  (Photo taken 5/18/15).

Interstate 40 West at the Rest Area located at mile marker 131.  (Photo taken 5/18/15).

Take Exit 128 to Lake McClellan Recreation Area.  (Photo taken 5/18/15).

Interstate 40 West entering Donley County.  (Photo taken 5/18/15).

Interstate 40 West at Exit 128: FM 2477  (Photo taken 5/18/15).

Interstate 40 West as it re-enters Gray County.  (Photo taken 5/18/15).

Interstate 40 West: Road view from mile marker 127.  (Photo taken 5/18/15).

Interstate 40 West re-entering Donley County.  (Photo taken 5/18/15).

Interstate 40 West at Exit 124: TX 70 South - Clarendon  (Photo taken 5/18/15).

Interstate 40 West as it enters Gray County for the third time.  (Photo taken 5/18/15).

Interstate 40 West: Road view from mile marker 123.  (Photo taken 5/18/15).

Interstate 40 West at Exit 121: TX 70 North - Pampa  (Photo taken 5/18/15).

Interstate 40 West entering Gray County a fourth time. I-40 just can't make up its mind about which county it wants to run through I guess.  (Photo taken 5/18/15).

Interstate 40 West: Road view from mile marker 117.  (Photo taken 5/18/15).

Take any of the next 3 exits to Groom.  (Photo taken 5/18/15).

A distant view of the leaning water tower in Groom, which is a well-known Route 66 landmark. Also, you can see the billboard for the Big Texan Steak Ranch in Amarillo and its 72 oz steak challenge here. Hands down, the Big Texan has the best steak I've ever tasted.  (Photo taken 5/18/15).

Interstate 40 West at Exit 114: Interstate 40 BL West - Groom  (Photo taken 5/18/15).

A closer view of the leaning water tower in Groom.  (Photo taken 5/18/15).

Interstate 40 West as it enters Carson County.  (Photo taken 5/18/15).

Interstate 40 West at Exit 113: FM 2300  (Photo taken 5/18/15).

Interstate 40 West at Exit 112: TX 295  (Photo taken 5/18/15).

Interstate 40 West at Exit 110: Interstate 40 BL East  (Photo taken 5/18/15).

Interstate 40 West at Exit 109: FM 294  (Photo taken 5/18/15).

Interstate 40 West: Road view from mile marker 107.  (Photo taken 5/18/15).

Interstate 40 West at Exit 105: FM 2880  (Photo taken 5/18/15).

Interstate 40 West: Road view from mile marker 103.  (Photo taken 5/18/15).

Interstate 40 West at Exit 98: TX 207 South - Claude  (Photo taken 5/18/15).

Interstate 40 West at Exit 96: TX 207 - Conway / Panhandle  (Photo taken 5/18/15).

Mileage sign located near mile marker 96. It's 27 miles to Amarillo, 137 miles to Tucumcari, and 310 miles to Albuquerque.  (Photo taken 5/18/15).

Interstate 40 West at Exit 89: FM 2161  (Photo taken 5/18/15).

Interstate 40 through Texas is also known as the Purple Heart Trail.  (Photo taken 5/18/15).

Interstate 40 West at Exit 87: FM 2373  (Photo taken 5/18/15).

Interstate 40 West at the Rest Area located at mile marker 87.  (Photo taken 5/18/15).

Interstate 40 West at Exit 85: Interstate 40 BL West - Amarillo Blvd  (Photo taken 5/18/15).

Interstate 40 West entering Potter County.  (Photo taken 5/18/15).

Take Exit 76 to Texas Travel Info Center.  (Photo taken 5/18/15).

Interstate 40 West at Exit 81: FM 1912  (Photo taken 5/18/15).

Take Exit 80 to Amarillo College East Campus.  (Photo taken 5/18/15).

Interstate 40 West at Exit 80: TX Spur 228  (Photo taken 5/18/15).

Mileage sign located near mile marker 80. Amarillo - 9 miles, Tucumcari - 120 miles, and Albuquerque - 292 miles.  (Photo taken 5/18/15).

Interstate 40 West entering the Amarillo city limits.  (Photo taken 5/18/15).

Interstate 40 West at Exit 77: FM 1258 - Pullman Rd  (Photo taken 5/18/15).

Take Exit 76 to Rick Husband - Amarillo International Airport and Texas Travel Info Center.  (Photo taken 5/18/15).

Interstate 40 West at Exit 76: TX Spur 468 - Airport Blvd  (Photo taken 5/18/15).

Use TX Loop 335 North via Exit 75 to Lake Meredith National Recreation Area and Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument.  (Photo taken 5/18/15).

Also use Exit 75 to Palo Duro Canyon State Park.  (Photo taken 5/18/15).

Northbound trucks hauling hazardous materials in amounts requiring placards must follow TX Loop 335 North.  (Photo taken 5/18/15).

Interstate 40 West at Exit 75: TX Loop 335 - Lakeside St  (Photo taken 5/18/15).

The speed limit decreases to 60 mph as you pass through Amarillo. A 45 mph minimum speed limit also applies.  (Photo taken 5/18/15).

View on Interstate 40 West on the east side of Amarillo.  (Photo taken 5/18/15).

Interstate 40 West at Exit 74: Whitaker Rd. Take this exit to get to the Big Texan Steak Ranch.  (Photo taken 5/18/15).

Interstate 40 West at Exit 73: Eastern St / Bolton St  (Photo taken 5/18/15).

Take Exit 72B to Tri-State Fairgrounds.  (Photo taken 5/18/15).

Take Exit 72A to the American Quarter Horse Museum.  (Photo taken 5/18/15).

Interstate 40 West at Exit 72B: Grand St  (Photo taken 5/18/15).

Interstate 40 West at Exit 72B: Nelson St / Quarter Horse Dr  (Photo taken 5/18/15).

Take Exit 65 to the Regional Medical Center.  (Photo taken 5/18/15).

Interstate 40 West at Exit 71: Ross-Osage Dr / Arthur St  (Photo taken 5/18/15).

Take Exit 70 (US 287 North) to the Amusement Park and Zoo.  (Photo taken 5/18/15).

Southbound trucks with hazardous materials must follow Interstate 27 South.  (Photo taken 5/18/15).

Interstate 40 West approaching Exit 70 - 1/2 mile.  (Photo taken 5/18/15).

Interstate 40 West at Exit 70: Interstate 27 South / US 87 South / US 60 West - Canyon / Lubbock; US 87 North / US 287 North / US 60 East - Dumas / Pampa / Downtown. Wow, that was a mouthful.  (Photo taken 5/18/15).

Interstate 40 West at Exit 69B: Washington St / Amarillo College  (Photo taken 5/18/15).

Interstate 40 West at Exit 69A: Crockett St  (Photo taken 5/18/15).

Interstate 40 West at Exit 68B: Georgia St  (Photo taken 5/18/15).

Interstate 40 West at Exit 68A: Julian Blvd / Paramount Blvd  (Photo taken 5/18/15).

Interstate 40 West at Exit 67: Western St / Avondale St  (Photo taken 5/18/15).

Interstate 40 West at Exit 66: Bell St / Wolflin Ave  (Photo taken 5/18/15).

Take Exit 65 to Don Harrington Discovery Center and Amarillo Botanical Gardens.  (Photo taken 5/18/15).

Interstate 40 West at Exit 65: Coulter St  (Photo taken 5/18/15).

Interstate 40 West at Exit 64: TX Loop 335 - Soncy Rd / Helium Rd  (Photo taken 5/18/15).

Interstate 40 West as it leaves the Amarillo city limits.  (Photo taken 5/18/15).

Now that you've left the city limits, the standard speed limit of 75 mph resumes.  (Photo taken 5/18/15).

Interstate 40 West assurance shield.  (Photo taken 5/18/15).

Interstate 40 West at Exit 62A: Hope Rd  (Photo taken 5/18/15).

Interstate 40 West: Road view from mile marker 62.  (Photo taken 5/18/15).

Mileage sign located past mile marker 62. It's 4 miles to Bushland, 102 miles to Tucumcari, and 275 miles to Albuquerque.  (Photo taken 5/18/15).

Interstate 40 West at Exit 60: Arnot Rd  (Photo taken 5/18/15).

Interstate 40 West at Exit 57: RM 2381 - Bushland  (Photo taken 5/18/15).

Interstate 40 West at the Parking Area located near mile marker 55.  (Photo taken 5/18/15).

Interstate 40 West at Exit 54: Adkisson Rd  (Photo taken 5/18/15).

Interstate 40 West: Road view from mile marker 52.  (Photo taken 5/18/15).

Interstate 40 West as it enters Oldham County.  (Photo taken 5/18/15).

Interstate 40 West at Exit 49: FM 809 - Wildorado  (Photo taken 5/18/15).

Interstate 40 West: Road view from mile marker 45.  (Photo taken 5/18/15).

Interstate 40 West at Exit 42: Everett Rd  (Photo taken 5/18/15).

Mileage sign near mile marker 42. Vega - 6 miles, Adrian - 21 miles, Tucumcari - 82 miles.  (Photo taken 5/18/15).

Take any of the next 3 exits to Vega.  (Photo taken 5/18/15).

Interstate 40 West at Exit 37: Interstate 40 BL West - Vega  (Photo taken 5/18/15).

Interstate 40 West at Exit 36: US 385 - Channing / Hereford  (Photo taken 5/18/15).

Interstate 40 West at Exit 35: Interstate 40 BL East  (Photo taken 5/18/15).

Interstate 40 West at the Picnic Area located at mile marker 32.  (Photo taken 5/18/15).

Interstate 40 West: Road view from mile marker 31.  (Photo taken 5/18/15).

Interstate 40 West at Exit 28: Landergin  (Photo taken 5/18/15).

Interstate 40 West at Exit 23: TX 214  (Photo taken 5/18/15).

Interstate 40 West approaching Exit 22 - 1/2 mile.  (Photo taken 5/18/15).

Interstate 40 West at Exit 22: Interstate 40 BL West - Adrian  (Photo taken 5/18/15).

Interstate 40 West: Road view from mile marker 21.  (Photo taken 5/18/15).

Interstate 40 West at Exit 18: FM 2858 - Gruhlkey Rd  (Photo taken 5/18/15).

Speed limit - 75 sign located near mile marker 17.  (Photo taken 5/18/15).

Mileage sign located near mile marker 17. It's 36 miles to San Jon, 57 miles to Tucumcari, and 230 miles to Albuquerque.  (Photo taken 5/18/15).

Interstate 40 West: Road view from mile marker 16.  (Photo taken 5/18/15).

View on Interstate 40 West near mile marker 15.  (Photo taken 5/18/15).

Interstate 40 West at Exit 15: Ivy Rd  (Photo taken 5/18/15).

Interstate 40 West: Road view from mile marker 14.  (Photo taken 5/18/15).

Picnic Area on Interstate 40 West.  (Photo taken 5/18/15).

Interstate 40 West: Road view from mile marker 9.  (Photo taken 5/18/15).

Interstate 40 West: Road view from mile marker 5.  (Photo taken 5/18/15).

Interstate 40 West at mile marker 3.  (Photo taken 5/18/15).

Interstate 40 West as it enters Deaf Smith County.  (Photo taken 5/18/15).

Interstate 40 West at Exit 0: Interstate 40 BL West - Glenrio  (Photo taken 5/18/15).

The New Mexico Information Center and Rest Area lies 1 mile ahead as Interstate 40 West prepares to enter New Mexico.  (Photo taken 5/18/15).