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McConnico to Sitgreaves Pass

These landmarks are on the Oatman Road, also known as the Route 66 Back Country Byway which goes from a pretty straight and soothing ride to Cool Springs to what can be a nerve wracking edge of the world type drive as you navigate the many switchbacks on the climb to Sitgreaves Pass and then down the mountain a bit to Oatman.
xHistoric Route 66 Back Country Byway 
Oatman Hwy. (Hwy. 10), McConnico
The 42 mile Historic Route 66 National Back Country Byway goes from ... read more
xCool Springs Station & Cabins
Oatman Hwy.
You can't buy gas here anymore but the station and cafe building have been renovated, alas the cabins are gone ... read more
xEds Camp
Oatman Rd
Lowell “Ed” Edgarton and built his camp here in 1919 as a sort of one stop shop offering gas, food, cabins and camping ... read more
xSitgeaves Pass
A sign marks the crest of Sitgeaves Pass about 3 miles west of Ed's Camp. There's a pull out at the crest where travelers like to stop and take in the view ... read more

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x About Us We started traveling Historic U.S. Route 66 as a destination in 2009. It's like a 2,400 mile long drive back in time from Chicago to Santa Monica! more
xDid You Know: Many parts of the old 4 lane Route 66 were reverted to a 2 lane road after 66 was realigned to the interstate. In many places the abandoned lanes are still there.