Take This Road Trip To The Most Charming Route 66 Towns In Arizona

Are you ready to get your kicks on Route 66 in Arizona? We’ve put together a trip along the Mother Road that leads to some of the most charming small towns in Arizona! Whether or not you’re a history buff, you’ll fall in love with the quaint town squares, incredible scenery, and great food this journey has to offer. The total driving time is about five and a half hours, but we’ve elected to split the trip up into a two-day affair. The customizable Google Map can be found on the Google Maps Route 66 Arizona map.

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Would you take this Route 66 road trip in Arizona? Which stop is your favorite and why? Tell us in the comments below! For more reasons to visit Arizona, check out our Winslow, Arizona coverage! You, too, can be standing on a corner in Winslow Arizona.

For more amazing Arizona must-sees, check out another nine amazing small towns in AZ you need to visit ASAP. Oh, and you can’t forget about the best hiking trails in Arizona, the best hotels in Arizona, or the best things to do in Arizona for free! The possibilities are only as limited as your imagination, so have at it.

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Route 66 Map Arizona

December 07, 2022
  1. When was Route 66 constructed?  

The concept of Route 66 was born in 1926, during the launch of the first-ever Federal highway system in the United States. By the late 1930s, the route had been fully paved and ran from Chicago all the way to Los Angeles, cutting right through Arizona on the way.  

2. How much of Route 66 goes through Arizona?  

Approximately 385.20 miles of Route 66 goes through Arizona, and interestingly, AZ is home to the single longest unbroken stretch of the highway from Ash Fork to the California state line – an impressive 158 miles! Route 66 is fun to drive, especially in AZ – we highly recommend it!  

3. What are some must-stop places on Route 66 in Arizona?  

While driving Route 66 in Arizona, there are naturally all sorts of wonderful places you’ll want to visit! Some of the best places to stop on Route 66 in AZ include: