Travel off the beaten path for a unique Valentine’s Day gift

Travel off the beaten path for a unique Valentine’s Day gift

By Caroline Carpenter / ADOT Communications
February 11, 2020

It can be difficult to come up with one-of-a-kind gifts expressing your love on Valentine’s Day. Leave it ADOT to find you a gift that no one else will have!

A couple of years ago, we suggested road trip to Love or Valentine, Arizona. Take it one step further this year and adopt a highway in your sweetie’s name near Love or Valentine. We’ll even post a sign along their mile!

The Adopt a Highway volunteer program began in 1988 and now boasts hundreds of volunteers who clean up nearly 1,600 miles of landscape across Arizona. Adopting is easy. Each group adopts a mile and cleans each side of the highway along that mile for a minimum of two years. Groups are encouraged to schedule pickups three or more time per year. Volunteers are provided with safety vests, litter bags and safety training.

You can use our interactive map to pick your ideal spot. Valentine, Ariz. is located off State Route 66 northeast of Kingman while Love, Ariz. is located on US 60 northeast of Salome. While the Adopt a Highway program has more than 800 groups cleaning state highways, there are still miles available near these two romantically-named towns. Mileposts 70-86 are available near Valentine on SR 66. Closer to Love, mileposts 66-98 are available on US 60.

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