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DENVER TO PHOENIX SOON
September 29, 2012
10:13 pm
swede in colo
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First time attempt at Route 66.

What suggestions do you have to make this a memorable trip?

Planning to travel two days from Denver to Phoenix.

Thanks.   Swede in Colorado

 

On return from Phoenix to Denver open to any reasonable suggestions for

sites and hotels/motels, etc.

September 30, 2012
8:45 pm
frank
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Swede in Colo:  How much time are you planning on 66?  That's the key. 

If you are simply looking to avoid Interstate driving, you can do the Santa Fe NM-Albuquerque-Gallup-Holbrook AZ-Flagstaff part of your trip on 66.   That's about half of the entire distance.  Directions are widely available on-line.

If you're looking for a side-trip, consider the Flagstaff AZ-Seligman-Peach Springs-Kingman-Oatman-Needles CA section with a return by I-40 to Flagstaff.  That would be a nice two-day excursion (with a nightly stop in either Kingman or Needles).

It takes two weeks to travel the entire Chicago-LA distance on 66 and really enjoy it.   

October 2, 2012
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swede in colo
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Thanks Frank.  We have about three days to Phoenix.  Thinking of coming through Taos, Santa Fe, and

then on 66/40 to Flagstaff before turning South.    Would the EZ Guide for Travelers be the best guide to buy?

Didn't find it at Barnes and Noble today.  Leaving Denver area on the 9th of Oct. 

 

Thanks for any assistance.   Wayne

October 2, 2012
5:25 am
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Wayne--Amazon sells the EZ66 Guide (2nd Edtn) by Jerry McClanahan at around $19.  The book is well worth getting...if you can get it delivered in time. 

New Mexico Welcome Centers offer a free fold-out map "Route 66 in New Mexico."  And you can find Arizona turn-by-turn directions on-line.  66 closely parallels I-40 from Lupton (on the NM line) to Flagstaff.

Hope this whets your appetite for more! 

October 4, 2012
5:07 am
swede in colo
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Frank,

 

Thanks again.  I did order EZ Guide 66 - - arrived today on a rush order.  Thanks for the tip on the New Mexico map.

Looks like we have lots of good ideas.   Thanks for all of your kindness.  We are looking forward to a great time.

 

Wayne

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