Route 66 Maps
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The Illinois Route 66 road map is divided into 5 sections:
Mostly post-1930 alignment. A minor Google Maps error forces the driver onto the I-270 half a mile earlier than should be the case.
Includes an optional 1926-1930 alignment via Carlinville.
The Missouri Route 66 road map is divided into 4 sections:
It is mostly post-1930 alignment although it does follow older alignments through Springfield and Joplin.
Includes and optional 1926-1932 alignment through St Louis.
The Kansas Route 66 road map is a single section.
It incorporates the detour across Rainbow Bridge and the older '66 option south of Baxter Springs.
The Oklahoma Route 66 road map is divided into 5 sections:
The optional pre-1937 alignment south of Miami (known as 9-Foot Hwy) is quite rough and gravelly. Heavy vehicles should avoid so as to preserve the fragile surface.
Includes an optional pre-1937 alignment west of El Reno.
The Texas Route 66 road map is divided into 2 sections:
The optional pre-1932 alignment west of McLean is a gravel/dirt surface and should be avoided when wet.
The Route 66 road map through New Mexico takes the pre-1937 path through Santa Fe. It is divided into 4 sections:
There is a short path near Laguna that Google will not recognise as a passable road. I have indicated this section with a red path.
The optional pre-1950s alignment is an 18 mile unpaved stretch of '66 of gravel/dirt. A very scenic and peaceful drive - avoid when muddy. The optional post-1937 alignment west of Santa Rosa is for those who wish to bypass Santa Fe.
The Route 66 road map through Arizona is divided into 3 sections:
The optional post-1931 alignment is a dirt stretch of route 66 - avoid when wet.
The optional post-1952 alignment is recommended for RVs and those who wish to bypass the Oatman Hwy - a recommended but very winding road flanked by steep drops.
Includes a pre-1941 alignment west of Flagstaff.
The Route 66 road map through California is divided into 3 sections:
The final section of the map passes through the "post-1936" terminus at the intersection of Lincoln Blvd and Olympic Blvd, and the "unofficial" terminus at the junction of Santa Monica Blvd and Ocean Ave.
To reach the original terminus in downtown LA follow the OPTIONAL 1926-1931 ALIGNMENT.
Thanks to Scott Peotrowski for his advice on the various alignments in Los Angeles.