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Scenic Drive on Route 66

We drove from Chicago to Santa Monica on the old Route 66, and this drive was part of that drive... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
LUCKYME72
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Santa Ana, California
Experience the west

This is an interesting road through the desert landscape along old Rt 66. Watch for the... read more

Reviewed December 11, 2018
Traveler07Boone_NC
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Boone, NC
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This stretch of old Route 66 runs between Kingman, AZ through Oatman to Topcock, AZ.
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Oatman Road, Route 66, Oatman, AZ
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We drove from Chicago to Santa Monica on the old Route 66, and this drive was part of that drive. We enjoyed driving through the scenic Oatman road and Sitgreaves Pass. You do have to concentrate because it is a very winding road with huge...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed December 11, 2018

This is an interesting road through the desert landscape along old Rt 66. Watch for the burros/donkeys walking the road --left over from the prospectors of long ago. This trip allows the visitor to experience what travel was through this area before the interstates were...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed December 10, 2018

The road is rough. you must keep your attention and really drive carefully; but; it sure was a fun ride. You have to think of what it was like in the days gone by to be on this trail.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 27, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful scenery but I was scared to death the whole time. Hairpin turns, no guardrails and huge drop offs. I was thinking we’d die at any moment. Glad that we only met 2 other vehicles on this ride.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 15, 2018

I have to laugh as I read the comments of others who have driven this road. This is one of the best desert drives I have taken in years. There are signs posted telling drivers that vehicle lengths are limited to 40 feet. And it's...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed November 13, 2018

This is a great spot on a great drive from Kingman, AZ to Oatman, Az. At mile marker 30, we managed to find the obscure Fish Bowl Springs and took numerous pix. The drive is nothing harrowing compared to the white-knuckle producers in the Rockies....More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 11, 2018

Not sure how to rate this..Amazing views but this got to be the scariest road I have ever been on! Kept going higher and higher and no railings! All I kept thinking how this was how this was driven on back in the old days...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed November 7, 2018

You may need to rest a while at the top to settle your nerves that you jangled on the way up! Once you reach the top the views are wonderful in both directions. The ride down is pretty exciting too!

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 1, 2018

We drove this route to Oatman and boy was it a little hairy! The hairpin turns and steep cliffs off some areas of the roads! I had To close my eyes a few times. Unfortunately we weren't on the inside of the road but the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 30, 2018

Can you imagine driving this road during the height of Route 66 travel? No Mc Donalds here; no gas stations; and probably no air conditioning in your car! Many hairpin turns and lots of great views of mountains and deserts. If you have the time,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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April 10, 2017|
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Response from ssquard | Reviewed this property |
The view from Kingman in the morning is stunning. It also puts the sun behind you for better photo ops.
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Judy P
March 26, 2017|
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Response from ROBERT G | Reviewed this property |
If you make your trip from Kingman and go over the pass, it means you are going to go through Oatman and you will want to stop there. However if you just pass through Oatman and go down to 95 business through Bullhead to 163... More
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paisleygirl58
March 8, 2017|
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Response from Lizlizzie | Reviewed this property |
I am unsure of where you are headed for in the Grand Canyon, but Oatman appears to be out of the way as Oatman is halfway between Kingman and the CA border. From the Grand Canyon you could head south toward I-40 and... More
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