Crookton Road

Crookton Road is a beautiful 17-mile drive along Historic Route 66 and is one of the longest stretches of unbroken Route 66 highway in existence today. This is the essential Route 66 and a must drive for any fan of the old road.  

Crookton Overpass

Crookton Overpass

West of Ash Fork on a forgotten alignment of Route 66 you can find this vintage concrete bridge, built in the 1930’s. It crosses over the tracks of the Santa Fe railroad. The bridge is closed now, but stands as a monument to the hardy travelers of yesterday. If the timing is right, you can stand on top of the overpass while the train runs underneath.

Get Your Kicks

Take it all in

Take it all in

Locating and photographing wildflowers along the road is a seasonal activity, but they provide beautiful scenes in the Arizona Desert. You might find California poppies, desert primrose, globe mallow, daisies and verbena in bloom. Elevations are higher between Peach Springs and Ash Fork, and cooler temperatures translate to flowering cycles in late spring and summer. Monsoons often bear brilliant shows of sunflowers in August, September and October. Train watching on Route 66 is unlike anywhere else. The route follows the railroad tracks laid out in the 1880’s, so it’s no wonder there are so many places to pull off and watch today’s steel horses.

Go RVing

Go RVing

Bring your own or rent one,  Route 66 between Kingman and Ash Fork is an RV friendly Highway. To go west, use Interstate 40, which follows the Route 66 alignment from 1952 to 1985.

 

Connect With Us

Phone : 928-753-5001

Email : nikki@historic66az.com

Address : 120 W Andy Devine Ave, Kingman, AZ 86401