State Route 66, 67 and 68 in Arizona

State Route 66 in Arizona

Get started Kingman
End Seligman
Length 67 mi
Length 107 km

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State Route 66 is a state route in the U.S. state of Arizona. The road forms an east-west route in the northwest part of the state, from Kingman to Seligman, and is 107 kilometers long.

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Travel directions

State Route 66 west of Seligman.

State Route 66 begins in the northwest town of Kingman at a junction with Interstate 40 and then heads northeast through the desert. Between Kingman and Seligman are only two hamlets and a few ghost towns. A small part near Kingman has 2×2 lanes to the airport, the rest is through almost uninhabited area. It does not cross other through roads other than I-40 at the start and end points. The road ascends through the Mogollon Rim from 1,000 to 1,700 meters. The area consists of steppe and desert, with only limited elevation changes on the road itself, although there are some mountain ranges in the area. In Seligman, State Route 66 ends again at I-40.


The road was the original route of US 66 in Arizona. Before Interstate 40 was built between Kingman and Seligman, this was the through route for traffic. I-40 was built in the 1960s, providing a shorter and faster route for traffic between Kingman and Seligman. US 66 was scrapped in 1985 and in its place is numbered as State Route 66. However, the road no longer has a passing importance and exudes the atmosphere of the pre-1960s.

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Traffic intensities

17,000 vehicles drive daily in Kingman at the junction with I-40. Outside of Kingman, this quickly drops to just 1,000 vehicles per day. On the eastern part up to Seligman, only 100 vehicles drive per day.

State Route 67 in Arizona

Get started North Rim
End Jacob Lake
Length 43 mi
Length 70 km
North RimJacob Lake

State Route 67 is a state route in the U.S. state of Arizona. The road is the gateway to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon and is 70 kilometers long.

Travel directions

State Route 67 through the Kaibab National Forest.

State Route 67 connects the North Rim with US 89 Alternate. There are no real places on the route, but there are some tourist facilities at the North Rim. The North Rim is 17 kilometers from the South Rim, but the road route between both sides of the Grand Canyon is almost 350 kilometers. The North Rim is at an altitude of 2,500 meters, and the road rises to a maximum of about 2,700 meters. US 89A terminus is at an altitude of 2,400 meters. State Route 67 runs through mostly forested area, the Kaibab National Forest. Due to the altitude, it is less hot here than elsewhere in the area, and the landscape has a more montan character.


The road to the North Rim was inaugurated in 1927. At the time, it was an unpaved road, and it was asphalted in 1938. In 1941 it became a state route, and numbered as State Route 67. The road has undergone little modification since then.


State Route 67 runs quite high and is far from civilization. The road is usually closed to traffic between mid-October and mid-May. In winter, the North Rim averages about 3 meters of snow, much more than the South Rim.

Traffic intensities

Due to the great distance from main roads and larger towns, the North Rim is considerably less visited than the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. Every day 100 vehicles use State Route 67. By comparison, an average of 7,000 vehicles drive to the South Rim every day on State Route 64.

State Route 68 in Arizona

Get started Bullhead City
End Kingman
Length 28 mi
Length 45 km
Bullhead City

State Route 68 is a state route in the U.S. state of Arizona. The road forms an east-west route through the northwest of the state, between Bullhead City and Kingman. State Route 68 is 28 miles long.

Travel directions

State Route 68 through the mountains east of Bullhead City.

State Route 68 runs from Bullhead City on the Nevada border and US 93 west of Kingman. The entire road is a 2×2 divided highway. East of Bullhead City, State Route 68 runs through a mountain range, elsewhere through a flat desert landscape. Bullhead City is only 170 meters high, the mountain pass at about 1,100 meters. The connection to US 93 is the only grade separated connection to State Route 68.


State Route 68 was not assigned to the network of state routes in Arizona until 1987. The area around Bullhead City was desert for a long time, but starting in the 1980s, the number of casinos in Laughlin, Nevada grew dramatically, with many Arizona-side homes being built. Bullhead City grew from 10,000 inhabitants in 1980 to nearly 40,000 inhabitants in 2010. The original single-lane State Route 68 was also prone to accidents and was widened to a 2×2 divided highway in the mid-1990s. The connection to US 93 west of Kingman was originally a T-intersection, but has been converted to a Trumpet Junction. Between 2001 and 2010, State Route 68 was used by freight traffic that was not allowed over the Hoover Dam. From Kingman they then drove via Bullhead City to Las Vegas.

Traffic intensities

7,000 to 11,000 vehicles travel on State Route 68 every day.

State Route 68 in Arizona

State Route 66, 67 and 68 in Arizona
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