Riding Route 66

From the twisting curves in the Black Mountains, to the only road into the bottom of the Grand Canyon, Route 66 in northwest Arizona is one of the finest touring roads in the U.S. and probably the world. The 160-mile stretch from Topock on the lower Colorado to Seligman up on I-40 is the longest continuous section of the historic highway still open to travel.

160 miles doesn't seem like much these days; you could knock that off on the super-slab before breakfast. But Old 66 isn't that kind of road. There's so much to see and do here a long weekend can't be long enough, and you'll be back for more. Here's some of what's out there.

Page Index

You can read these pages in sequence, or at random; so pick one and take a break touring the Mother Road!

  1. Headquarters: Laughlin

    Oatman via Needles and Topock

    Oatman: The World's Liveliest Ghost Town
    Oatman Special Events 
    ADV: A Gold Mine For Sale in Oatman 
    Bushwhacked!
    The Oatman Fire Department Project:
    A call for historical information

    Gunsmoke and Ghostriders

    Gold Road

    The Gold Road Mine

    Underground at Gold Road

    Six Miles of Mountain Curves

    Resources

    Racing 66: 
    The History Channel's "Great Race"
    The American Solar Challenge
    Racing a Steam Locomotive

    The 2003 Arizona Route 66 Fun Run

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