Hollywood to Hesperia (94.8 miles)
Much of Route 66 at the western terminus (Santa Monica to Oro Grande) has been lost to the mists of time and the need for progress. Snippets exist but the real continuous piece of Route 66 starts in Oro Grande.
Hesperia to Kingman (266 miles)
From Hesperia, this route takes Route 66 to Kingman AZ… through ghost towns, desert, and old winding, bumpy, twisty roads. Route 66 is often less than 100 feet away from the interstate… but while the interstate is crowded and full of cars, the old highway doesn’t see a lot of traffic. It’s eclectic and fun… why wouldn’t you wend your way east on the old route? Interstates are boring.