Sitgreaves Pass
Sitgreaves Pass
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This stretch of old Route 66 runs between Kingman, AZ through Oatman to Topcock, AZ.
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  • A Midlife Adventure
    Dursley, United Kingdom2,768 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must do on Route 66
    A great section of Route 66 to negotiate. As you leave Kingman behind you and drive West the mountains rear up in front and the road seems to disappear. And then you start climbing upwards, with every twist and turn there’s a part of you that questions why there aren’t wrecked cars strewn below as there are very few barriers and I’m sure not everyone respects the 15 mph speed limit. It’s definitely an experience not to be missed in daylight! Not something I’d want to be doing once night falls
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written July 18, 2023
  • ddelga
    Prescott, Arizona26 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Oatman, the home of wild burros
    After leaving the Nevada we decided to do a stopover on our way home to Oatman, AZ. The drive to Oatman was a bit out of our way, but we were anxious to see the Burros abandoned by miners after the mining operations stopped in the early 1900's. The town is a tourist town that is still thriving due to the daily visits from the Donkeys or Burros. The Donkeys walk through the town every day and receive numerous amounts of food from the tourists that is sold in the town. They are cute and very tame. They are worth a visit. Once we finished feeding them, we proceeded out of town down a very a very white-knuckle road called Oatman road or old route 66. This road is not for the faint of heart as the road has few barriers keeping you from going over a cliff. If you go very slow and proceed with caution it is okay.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written November 13, 2023
  • Gwen Holly
    Sioux Falls, South Dakota285 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fun drive!
    Interesting drive and such a change from cross country interstate travel! Lots of twists and turns, cactus -filled landscape. Fun experience for both an eight year old and a 63 year old.
    Visited June 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written June 2, 2024
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Gwen Holly
Sioux Falls, SD285 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Family
Interesting drive and such a change from cross country interstate travel! Lots of twists and turns, cactus -filled landscape. Fun experience for both an eight year old and a 63 year old.
Written June 2, 2024
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Have Camera, Will Travel
South Bend, IN3,602 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
The drive to and from Oatman from Kingman is a bit of an adventure. Slow winding roads with mostly no guard rails with some cool pull-offs. We stopped at a few, including the mine shaft, the memorial park, and a couple random spots for pictures.

We did encounter a burro walking up the road. I knew not to interact with it, but we did slow down for a picture. It came right at the car, which tells me people are feeding them on the road, which is a terrible idea for them as they will end up out in front of a car that can't stop. Just wait until you get into town to do that.
Written May 2, 2024
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Drivingice
Sleaford, UK42 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
Fantastic trip. Amazing views and we even saw a burro on the side of the road who came and said.hello! Some hair-raising twists, turns and drops but all part of the fun.
Written November 29, 2023
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ddelga
Prescott, AZ26 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
After leaving the Nevada we decided to do a stopover on our way home to Oatman, AZ. The drive to Oatman was a bit out of our way, but we were anxious to see the Burros abandoned by miners after the mining operations stopped in the early 1900's. The town is a tourist town that is still thriving due to the daily visits from the Donkeys or Burros. The Donkeys walk through the town every day and receive numerous amounts of food from the tourists that is sold in the town. They are cute and very tame. They are worth a visit. Once we finished feeding them, we proceeded out of town down a very a very white-knuckle road called Oatman road or old route 66. This road is not for the faint of heart as the road has few barriers keeping you from going over a cliff. If you go very slow and proceed with caution it is okay.
Written November 13, 2023
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A Midlife Adventure
Dursley, UK2,768 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
A great section of Route 66 to negotiate.
As you leave Kingman behind you and drive West the mountains rear up in front and the road seems to disappear. And then you start climbing upwards, with every twist and turn there’s a part of you that questions why there aren’t wrecked cars strewn below as there are very few barriers and I’m sure not everyone respects the 15 mph speed limit.

It’s definitely an experience not to be missed in daylight! Not something I’d want to be doing once night falls
Written July 18, 2023
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Peter H
Paulden, AZ30 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023
People who have created a near-religion about "Route 66" should be forced to drive from Kingman, to Oatman over the Sitgreaves Pass.

That will provide an excellent education as to why pre-war cars were designed the way they were. A hint - there is a reason why pre-war cars, especially for the lower to middle classes, were geared so low; why their steering asseblies were engineered the way they were. A hint....35 mph. would be wildly reckless on much of that drive!
Written July 2, 2023
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Mojokan
17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Friends
Twisty and narrow. Lots of switchbacks. Some parts of the road need replacing. Saw lots of bikes. Drive slow and watch for bikers and burros!
Written May 14, 2023
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denny g
20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
We drove through in early April after the rains and it was wonderful experience to see flowering desert. You can stop at many places to get view and take small hike. This must be the time of the year to visit.
Written April 3, 2023
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LoveTravel223236
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Solo
I love this trip! Great scenery but be careful driving and walking. A lot of twist and turns in the road, narrow spots and steep drop offs. It’s worth it for the breathtaking views!
Written December 13, 2022
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lucycan
San Diego, CA3,497 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
Route 66! This might be the best road in AZ. Its a bit skinny and has a few rough spots but its windy, hilly, and has amazing views. No guard rails so don't go off the edge. Some parts are a LONG ways down!
Written October 7, 2022
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