Driving from Kingman to Topock, Route 66

Old Feb 11th, 2006, 03:29 AM
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Driving from Kingman to Topock, Route 66

Just a quick question...

I'm thinking of driving from Kingman to Topock along the old Rte 66 next month. Very simply, is this a difficult drive ie. particularly mountainous. I can't really find many pictures despite googling forever!

The main reason I ask is that living in London (UK) I don't have a car as it's pointless, so don't drive a huge amount, and when I do it's obviously on the other side of the road. So I just wanted to check that there wouldn't be too many sheer drops from the side of mountains to avoid!!

Thanks!
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Old Feb 11th, 2006, 07:14 AM
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My DH and I did the entire Route 66 trip two years ago. Absolutely awesome. Here is a web site that tells about the road you mentioned. Oatman is a must. Such a neat old town, with burrows walking in the streets and people feeding them carrots. If you scroll down it lists Kingman onto Topock.

http://www.rjsmith.com/rt66-az-ew.html
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Old Feb 11th, 2006, 08:59 AM
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Marlene - that's a really great site, very useful.. Thanks for that - doesn't look too bad to me.
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We were gone for a month took Route 66 from Chicago all the way to Santa Monica. I did most of my planning on the internet. There is so much information on Route 66 all you really have to do is in google put in Route 66. But am glad what I found is of help to you.
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My all time favorite section of Route 66 is between Flagstaff and Oatman. It's pretty windy in places and the road is pretty narrow so just stay on your side of the road. You have one small mountain pass called Sitgreaves Pass, but it's not the high hanging off a cliff type mountain. http://www.americansouthwest.net/ari...oldroad_l.html

Between Oatman and Topock it's an easy drive.

I agree, Oatman is a great little place to kill some time.

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Oh that looks perfectly do-able! Thanks! Mind now at rest!
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