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Glad I wasn't behind the wheel!

Not sure how to rate this..Amazing views but this got to be the scariest road I have ever been on... read more

Reviewed yesterday
jacers1
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new jersey
A wild ride to the top

You may need to rest a while at the top to settle your nerves that you jangled on the way up! Once... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Theresa D
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Perth, Australia
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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 yesterday

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

Thank jacers1
Reviewed 5 days ago

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!

Thank Theresa D
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

1  Thank MarknJulie51212
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

1  Thank pamela2340
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took this highway on our way back from Oatman Arizona to Kingman Arizona. It is not as bad as some people make it out to be. That being said I would not want to pull a large trailer behind me going around some of...More

Thank scubadadwest
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I didn't know this place existed until a friend said that we absolutely HAD to drive old Route 66 between Kingman and Oatman. He was soooo right. We had great weather (mid October), and the drive was absolutely wonderful. It would have been even better...More

Thank Ellie B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The original Route 66 up to the pass is a delightful drive. The road twists and turns in a series of hairpin curves as it climbs to the high point. The views of the rocks, the road, and the desert below are amazing. After the...More

1  Thank Evelyn C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We asked about taking a 30ft RV over the pass. Many people advised against it on account of the hairpins and sheer drops beside the road. The last guy I spoke to said "Nah, you'll be fine", and it was. No problem in a 30ft,...More

Thank Derek H
Reviewed 7 October 2018

What a beautiful drive,little hairy narrow mountainside driving,but when you arrive in Oatman,get ready for the Ghost town expierience.Great shops KID friendly great food and Pictures all day long.Great for Family

Thank Todd T
Reviewed 21 September 2018 via mobile

Oatman to Kingman on the old Route 66 is an amazing ride. One of those rides worth going out of the way for. You just imagine drive when this was the main route. Up and down, switchbacks and hairpin turns. 20 mph might be too...More

Thank Dave P
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Don D
11 April 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
27 March 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
8 March 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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