Oatman Road

Oatman Highway, a winding road with hairpin turns and scenic views

Located in the Black Mountains of Mohave County, Arizona, United States, Oatman Highway is a very demanding drive. Very little guard rails give you no lee-way for error.

Part of the Historic U.S. 66 W, the road is not easy. It’s paved and tops out at Sitgreaves Pass, at an elevation of 1.082m (3,550ft) above the sea level. This remarkable setting, combined with the byway's exciting Western history, creates a feeling of the Old West that cannot be ignored. There are plenty of pull offs for you to get out and take pictures so don't try to take pictures while you are driving.

The road is 77km (48 miles) long and runs from McConnico, a town in Mohave County, Arizona on AZ-95 Road, towards the Californian border, near Catfish Paradise. The views are varied and spectacular. There's not much traffic. If you are fearful of heights this is the last place on earth you want to be.  The road has some narrow parts, with a few hairpin turns and some steep climbs.

 

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