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Sitgreaves Pass

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Address: Kingman, AZ
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This stretch of old Route 66 runs between Kingman, AZ through Oatman to...

This stretch of old Route 66 runs between Kingman, AZ through Oatman to Topcock, AZ.

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Return trip after 20 year absence

Haven't taken this route in over 20 years and it was as fantastic as I remember it. Stayed on the original Route 66 from Kingman to Oatman and then on to Lake What a beautiful... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Cape Cod, Massachusetts
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Cape Cod, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Haven't taken this route in over 20 years and it was as fantastic as I remember it. Stayed on the original Route 66 from Kingman to Oatman and then on to Lake What a beautiful drive. Not for the faint of heart. Hard to believe it was the original Route 66 before Route 40. If you have the time and... More 

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St. Paul, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

There is parking at the summit to take a stretch and snap some photos. I have observed sheep grazing on dessert shrubs on the nearby hills, but even if you miss out on them, the overall view of the surrounding mountains is fantastic. Words cannot describe, so I suggest that you brave the winding curves and see for yourself.

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Moscow, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you have any fear of heights, do not take Route 66. My husband drove and I had the view of the edge of the cliff with basically no room for error because there is no shoulder. Take the route from Lake Mead which is fine. Oatman itself is fantastic, could not believe the burros which were so friendly especially... More 

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Campton, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

After much research I decided to do this drive from West to East. I see a lot of people speaking of the dangers, but it's not to bad if you follow the speed limit signs and go west to east, and i wouldn't do it after nightfall. When closer to Oatman, watch for wild burros. Really scenic. I think if... More 

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Sierra Vista, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

I have driven over the pass before and enjoyed the narrow curves in my Miata. This trip I drove Rte. 66 from the California border through Oatman over Sitgreaves Pass and into Kingman. It's a nice drive on a sunny day, especially with the top down (although dusty). I am amazed when I see people in RVs and larger vehicles... More 

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Modesto, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

This was a cool route leaving Oatman Az.It wasn't as steep as some suggested.There were few places wide enough for photos but some cool rock formations as you come down from the summit to the valley. Burro/donkey signs.We didn't see any outside of Iatnan but apparently they are there. Very nice,scenic route that will lead you to I-40 or Route... More 

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Pendleton, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

This road, from Kingman to Oatman, is really fun for the adventurous driver, climbing and swooping with blind curves and tight hairpins. See Cool Springs Station on your way up, if you are attentive enough - you might spot Shaffer Fish Bowl Springs before the summit. We noticed the stairs carved into the cliff while stopping to view wild burros,... More 

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Fremont, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

We drove Sitgreaves Pass from Oatman to Kingman, Arizona. As such, we were on the easier side to drive the pass as we were along the hill side instead of the drop off side. There is an active mine to view on the first part of the drive. Then one gets to the Pass area. Sitgreaves Pass is at 3550... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

We are fortunate this piece of history is still available to us. My dad was a truck driver in the 1920's, hauling steel over this old 'Kingman Grade'. Yes, it is curvy (very) with some straight drops, so just drive s-l-o-w and enjoy it. After all, it is only 4.5 miles.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

A awesome place coming out of Oatman back to Kingman. Lot's of places to pull off and take picture's of all the animal's like burro's and Foxes.

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