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“Take your time, you will make it to Oatman.”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Sitgreaves Pass

Ranked #1 of 24 things to do in Kingman
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Owner description: This stretch of old Route 66 runs between Kingman, AZ through Oatman to Topcock, AZ.
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67 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Take your time, you will make it to Oatman.”
Reviewed 16 March 2014

This is not a highway that you will make good time. It is the old Route 66. It is steep and a lot curves. Very scenic. You pass through some country that you will not see from I-40 that is located to the south. We made it. You want to see Oatman. It is a kick. Wait a second, I sound like that I am doing a soundtrack from the TV show Route 66.

Visited February 2014
1 Thank Gary R
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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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“Breathtaking views and a brilliant drive”
Reviewed 20 February 2014

After the long straight roads this is a welcome change of pace, the twisting, climbing road no problem for a modern 4x4, the only problem being the conflict of wanting to enjoy both the drive and the spectacular views!
Drive it slow, stop off in as many pull offs as you can and drink it in (then come back in a Lotus) This section of Route 66 was over too quickly, although this must have been a real challenge for travelers in cars as recent as the 40s or 50s

Visited October 2013
1 Thank Matt R
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Hamilton, Canada
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Breath Stealing Moments”
Reviewed 14 February 2014

This stretch of road is amazing for its vistas and hairpin turns. Drive the speed limit or under, anyone over the speed limit will end up in the ravine. Highly scenic route, with a few pull outs for some photo snapping.

I would recommend going east on this road, as there is no guard rails any where and the ravine is located on the side if you are coming west on it. I would not recommend it for Rvs, Big Buses, or manual stick cars.

Stop in Oatman, feed the wild donkeys and grab some ice cream.

Visited February 2014
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27 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“The view is worth the trip”
Reviewed 8 December 2013

Take old Hwy 66 to the middle of nowhere and begin the climb. Do pay attention to the road, as you may encounter wildlife, or drive off the embankment! It winds back and forth to the pass, but there's a pull off to sight-see or take pics. Fantastic 360 degree views! WOW!

Visited December 2013
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Golden Valley, Arizona
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54 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Sitgreaves pass and Oatman”
Reviewed 25 November 2013

This is a fantastic scenic route, but not to be taken by the faint of heart. The views are beautiful as you climb us the pass, so be sure to have your camera ready! There are some pull offs to be able to take some pictures. Be sure to follow speed limits as the hairpin turns are very sharp and the road narrow in places. Watch for the step leading up to the water hole. This can be worth stopping and climbing up to view especially in Spring when the orchids in bloom. You can also see a few old and new mines along the way, and the old gas station is always worth a stop to have your picture taken in front of and to get a ice cold soda. The town of Oatman is a fun place to stop, with tons of gift shops, a gun fight in the street (free, but they do ask for a small donation as the gunfighters do this for free and the money goes to charity.....WELL worth a $1.00 donation (or more!) for this very entertaining show. The main attraction in Oatman though is the wild burros that come down out of the mountains every day to beg for food. They are calm enough to pet and feed, but please remember that they are wild animals, and to NOT feed the babys (they actually have stickers on their heads saying not to feed them) as they need the mothers milk yet and regular feed can upset their stomachs. The old motel is where Clark Cable and Carol Lombard honeymooned and a great place to grab a burger. If your lucky enough, one of the locals (I believe his name is Mike) stops in and does a little show where he sings, plays his guitar, and gives a great history lesson inbetween songs on the town folklore. Once again, leave him a buck or two as he does this for free.

Visited November 2013
2 Thank Connie K
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