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Take it slow

Lots of twists and turns and beautiful scenery. So much of the dessert is in bloom and it was... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
IndySig
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Indy
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Don't miss this

This is a bucket list item. The drive from Kingman to Oatman is a fabulous scenic adventure. Right... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Richard U
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Delmar, New York
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This stretch of old Route 66 runs between Kingman, AZ through Oatman to Topcock, AZ.
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good30%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Oatman Road, Route 66, Oatman, AZ
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Lots of twists and turns and beautiful scenery. So much of the dessert is in bloom and it was beautiful. Everywhere you look the colors just keep changing. Well worth the slow dive.

Thank IndySig
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is a bucket list item. The drive from Kingman to Oatman is a fabulous scenic adventure. Right out of the first Cars movie (literally). Take it slow. Nail biter, sure. Don't believe the reviews that say "treacherous" though. Only if you drive faster than...More

Thank Richard U
Reviewed 1 week ago

Drive carefully around these sweeping bends from Oatman through Sitgreaves Pass. This country is so rugged, reminiscent of movie scenes from the wild west, but oh so beautiful. Stunning vistas, it's really worth the diversion from the interstate. This is original Route 66 and a...More

Thank coogee3
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wha fantastic views of the mountains. Take your time driving at as there are sheer drops and no need to rush so soak in the breath taking views :)

Thank wren76
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A welcome distraction from the interstate. Yes, the road is a bit dangerous at parts, with curves and such, but the views are worth it and it gives one a feel of how driving was before interstates came along.

Thank JCW703
Reviewed 1 July 2017

If you get motion sick you may not want this road. It seemed to have more twists and turns than the Dragon in TN/NC There are spots that are sheer drop offs and lots of blind switchbacks. We took this from Cool Springs to Oatman...More

Thank Tere K
Reviewed 28 June 2017

The road to Oatman is quite challenging but well worth it, seems yo go on forever on dust roads and bendy roads some quite narrow however you cannot miss this road it is worth the effort!! Oatman is a must see with all the funny...More

Thank LanzaroteCruiser
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

Quite scary in parts but well worth the journey to see the amazing views, as good as the bear tooth highway in South Dakota

Thank witcheshouse
Reviewed 23 June 2017

This portion of Route 66 makes you appreciate newer automobiles that are reliable and air-conditioned. The views of the desert are nothing if not spectacular. This is a GREAT driving road. Pull over, stop and gaze in wonder at the beautiful countryside

1  Thank SoCalOregonian
Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

What can I say - the road from Topock to kingman through Oatman is some of the best motorcycling (or car driving) you will ever do. Great road, great scenery, great mountains

Thank Canadauk2012
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Oatman Hotel
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.13 km away
Correas Mexican & Seafood Restaurant
49 reviews
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Olive Oatman Restaurant
93 reviews
.14 km away
Dandy Donuts & Deli
25 reviews
19.59 km away
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Oatman Gift Shack
337 reviews
.19 km away
Oatman Ghost Town
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.18 km away
Cool Springs Station
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6.72 km away
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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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