Sitgreaves Pass – Sort of Scary, but Totally Worth It
If you are old enough to have survived drinking water directly out of the garden hose and riding your bicycle without a helmet, Sitgreaves Pass on old Route 66 will hold no terrors for you. But for everybody else who wants to take a short day trip to Kingman, read this before you go and go there anyway. It’s fun!
Take your car (not your motorhome) to Kingman via Golden Valley Highway from Bullhead City, to visit the truly unique Route 66 Museum. You’ll see antique gas pumps, murals, photos of historic cars and motels, postcards with pics of Sitgreaves Pass, and everything you’ve seen in the movies. It’s all still there. Then, to return to Bullhead City, head a little bit south to travel the remains of Route 66. That’s where the scary fun through the Black Mountains and beautiful desert scenery begins.
The drive back will take you through historic Oatman, where descendants of miners’ burros still roam the streets looking for tasty burro snacks from tourists. But before you get to Oatman, you’ll go through Sitgreaves Pass, a narrow, two-lane, twisty road filled with switchbacks and blind hair-pin turns. There are no guardrails or shoulders to keep you from rolling thousands of feet down the mountain side. The road is steep and not suited for RVs, but you’ll be fine in your car. So drive slow and don’t text while driving!
Whew! You Made It!
If that spine-tingling drive back from Kingman and Oatman through Sitgreaves Pass has you too wound up to cook dinner, you can calm down by relaxing in the hot tubs and picking up something yummy at our on-site deli and market. Arizona is a wonderful place, full of adventure, history, and mystery. You can experience all of it when you book your stay at luxurious Silver View Resort.