Sitgreaves Pass

Sitgreaves Pass: a fabulous road if you are not scared of heights

Sitgreaves Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 1.082m (3,550ft) above the sea level, located in Mohave County, Arizona, United States. The road over the pass is called Oatman Road, part of the Historic U.S. 66 W.

Located in the Black Mountains of Arizona, the paved mountain road to the summit is very narrow with no shoulders. Take your time, it's well worth the drive. Make sure to look for the old cars off the road near the hairpin curves. 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. This road is built like a bobsled run, with crazy switchbacks and steep drop-offs plunging thousands of feet down.

The road is amazing with so many twists and turns. The pass got its name from Captain Lorenzo Sitgreaves. It’s fabulous if you are not scared of heights or of tumbling down a mountain side. This gorgeous winding road offers gorgeous views of the mountains. Very little guard rails give you no lee-way for error. A lot of mining took place along the stretch of road between Oatman and Cool Springs.

 

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NOTICE: Due to the spread of COVID-19, many points of interest and roads are closed and travel is not recommended. Please follow all local health authority directives before venturing off, and stay safe.