America's Scenic Byways

Old Route 66 - Oatman Road

42 miles - Allow 1.5 hours.

A beautiful desert stretch of Historic Route 66, Oatman Road begins at the town of Kingman, a winding two-lane road that passes through 42 miles of Arizona's gorgeous desert terrain. This remarkable setting, combined with the byway's exciting Western history, creates an feeling of the Old West that cannot be ignored.

In the ghost town of Oatman, expect to encounter free-roaming burros, staged gunfights, and a collection of scenic storefronts that complete the town's Western atmosphere. Several movies, including "How the West Was Won" and "Edge of Eternity," were filmed on location in Oatman, taking advantage of the town's picturesque street scene.

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