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Arizona State Route 66 - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

12716 Alamo Rd, Yucca, AZ 86438, USA

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About Arizona State Route 66

A surface road in the U.S. state of Arizona in Mohave and Coconino Counties. In 1914, the road was designated "National Old Trails Highway" but in 1926 was re-designated as U.S. Route 66. In 1985, U.S. Route 66 was dropped from the highway system. Parts of the highway were either absorbed into I-40, turned over to the state , or turned over to Yavapai County.

Attractions Near Arizona State Route 66

Warm Springs Wilderness
Warm Springs Wilderness13.77km from Arizona State Route 66

The 112,400-acre Warm Springs Wilderness is located in Mohave County. It makes up the entirety of the Black Mesa and parts of the surrounding foothills, washes, alluvial fans, and valleys. The Black Mesa is the southernmost section of the Black Mountains of western Mohave County, in northwest Arizona. The region is in the east and southeast of the Mojave Desert of Arizona, southern Nevada, and California.

Boundary Cone
Boundary Cone28.25km from Arizona State Route 66

Boundary Cone is a geologic promontory located in the western foothills of the Black Mountains in Mohave County, Arizona. The peak is to the east of the Mohave Valley, northeast of Needles, California, and southeast of Bullhead City. The peak is about 4 miles southwest of the mountain community of Oatman and 12 miles east of the Colorado River.

Sitgreaves Pass
Sitgreaves Pass28.49km from Arizona State Route 66

Sitgreaves Pass is a mountain pass at an elevation of 1.096m above the sea level. It is also known as the Oatman Highway. The road is pretty narrow, very curvy, with lots of blind hairpin turns and with no shoulders. It’s a fabulous drive if you are not scared of heights or of tumbling down a mountain side.

Mount Nutt Wilderness
Mount Nutt Wilderness31.65km from Arizona State Route 66

Mount Nutt Wilderness is home to more than 100 desert bighorn sheep and burro. The desert is also home to several species of lizards, birds, and small mammals. This desert wilderness sits among a maze of desert canyons and steep mesas, surrounded by volcanic plugs.

Hualapai Peak
Hualapai Peak32.73km from Arizona State Route 66

Hualapai Peak is a 8,417-foot mountain summit in Mohave County, Arizona and is the highest point of the Hualapai Mountains. It is located about 15 miles southeast of Kingman in Hualapai Mountain County Park. The mountain is characterized by huge granite outcroppings and pillars, a result of its volcanic origin. Although trails lead to its base, a moderate scramble and climb is required to reach the summit.

Crossman Peak
Crossman Peak34.74km from Arizona State Route 66

Crossman Peak is the Mohave Mountain range's highpoint and is located near Lake Havasu City in western Arizona. Even though the summit elevation is modest by Arizona standards, the elevation of nearby Lake Havasu is only 450 feet, so Crossman Peak rises an impressive 4,500 feet from the lake.

Where is Arizona State Route 66

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Mohave County
Mohave County
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Mohave County is in the northwestern corner of the U.S. state of Arizona. It contains parts of Grand Canyon National Park and Lake Mead National Recreation Area and all of the Grand Canyon–Parashant National Monument. The Kaibab, Fort Mojave and Hualapai Indian Reservations also lie within the county.