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.
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:
Katie Lawrence is a Southeast Texas native who graduated 18th in her high school class with a GPA of 4.25. She attended college in the Houston area and began writing for OnlyInYourState in 2015.
Today, Katie writes, edits, and performs several other tasks for OnlyInYourState and has never been more passionate about a job before. Outside of work, you can likely find her curled up on with a hot cup of coffee, practicing yoga, baking, or exploring the beautiful Lone Star State (in particular, the vast and mystical West Texas desert).
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