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The stretch of Route 66 that passes through California extends from the Colorado River near Needles, all the way to the Pacific Ocean at Santa Monica. Traveling through deserts, mountains, ghost towns, metropolitan areas, and beach communities, California's 320 miles of the Mother Road provide a wide variety of geography, cultures, architecture, and photographic opportunities.


When Route 66 began to built in 1926, the road made the Golden State accessible to thousands of travelers seeking the dream that California provided. 95% of the original road is still drivable through California and the California Route 66 Preservation Foundation is working hard to preserve those remaining icons of the past.


Enjoy your journey through the Golden State.



California Route 66

Route 66 East of Amboy, California,  Kathy Weiser,

December, 2004.

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About Route 66 Through California


Westbound on Route 66:


Needles - Gateway To The Colorado River

Needles, California 66 Gallery

Ghost Town Stretch Across the Mojave Desert 

Goffs - A Crusty Ghost

Amboy - No More Burgers at Roy's

Ludlow Died Twice

Newberry Springs Has Seen Better Days

Daggett Survives

Barstow - Where The Trails Meet

Off the Path  Calico - Revived From A Desert Grave

Old Trails Highway to Victorville

Cajon Pass & San Bernardino Gateway to Southern California

Off the Path  Belleville, California - Waiting for the Mother Lode

Urban Sprawl at the End of Route 66

The Inland Empire

Rialto - Progress From Lemon Groves

Fontana - City of Innovation

Rancho Cucamonga - Premier Empire City

Upland - At the Base of the Foothills

Claremont - City of Higher Education

Pomona - Goddess of Fruit

La Verne - Holding on to Small Town Charm

San Gabriel Valley

San Dimas - A Slice of the Old West

Glendora - Route 66 Proud!

Azusa - The Canyon City

Irwindale & Duarte - Leaving the Past Behind

Monrovia - Gem City of the Foothills

Arcadia - Racing Into the Future

Pasadena - A Village Inside a City

The Haunted Suicide Bridge

Los Angeles - City of Angels

Los Angeles Sightseeing

Hollywood - Home of the Stars

Santa Monica at the End of the Mother Road

Haunted Georgian Hotel in Santa Monica

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The Colorado River at Needles, California

The Colorado River at Needles, California,

December, 2004, Kathy Weiser.

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From Legends' General Store

Route 66 Books from Legends' General StoreRoute 66 Books - Legends of America and the Rocky Mountain General Store has collected a number of Route 66 Books for our Mother Road enthusiasts. As great as Route 66 is, if you aren't armed with a few good tools on your journey, you'll miss great attractions, eateries, places to stay, and wind up on the wrong path. To see this varied collection that includes "how-to" books, travel guides, photograph books, attractions, and more, click HERE!

Route 66 Books from Legends' General Store


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