logoHistoric Route 66 turn-by-turn description for California

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Route 66 got paved end-to-end in 1937

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California

As Route 66 doesn't appear on modern maps anymore, one needs a good description before heading out on the old 2-lane highway.

Select the starting point and direction you'd like to travel below:

westboundeastbound
from Arizonafrom the start in Santa Monica/L.A.
Needles-Barstow
Barstow-San BernardinoStatewide
San Bernardino-Upland
Upland-Pasadena
Pasadena-Santa Monica/L.A.
to the end Santa Monica/L.A.off to Arizona

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Printing this description can take a lot of time, so you might want to consider buying commercially available alternatives such as the 8 map set and the EZ66 guide to take along on your trip.

The Grapes of Wrath

John Steinbeck, Robert DeMott

$10.97

Route 66 Dining & Lodging Guide - 17th Edition - Spiral Bound

National Historic Route 66 Federation

$21.85

Travel Route 66: A Guide to the History, Sights, and Destinations Along the Main Street of America

Jim Hinckley

$16.50

Here It Is! The Route 66 Map Series

Jim Ross & Jerry McClanahan

$10.97