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    mikethemilemarker Guest

    Default Flagstaff to Sacramento w/no I-40 or I-5??

    I was wondering if somebody out there had an alternate route between Flagstaff,AZ and Sacramento, Ca without much travel on any major interstate highways. I was thinking about using highway 395 but i'm not sure about the rest of the way. Times would also be helpful. Any info will be a great help.thanks

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    Default One 'Shunpike' Possibility

    If I were doing this, and were given as a starting point that I'd be headed south on US-395, I'd continue down to Lone Pine, CA just east of Sequoia NP and then head east on CA-136 and CA-190 through Death Valley NP. Iíd then take CA-127 and NV-373 north to pick up US-95 into <st1:city><st1:place>Las Vegas</st1:place></st1:city>, leave <st1:city><st1:place>Las Vegas</st1:place></st1:city> on US-93 crossing Hoover Dam and continue on to <st1:place><st1:city>Kingman</st1:city>, <st1:state>AZ</st1:state></st1:place> where Iíd connect with one of the last best pieces of the old US-66 (now AZ-66) to Seligman and beyond. The last 60 miles or so into <st1:city><st1:place>Flagstaff</st1:place></st1:city>, would have to be on I-40, there really isnít a good alternative.

    Presuming that you use US-50 to get from <st1:city><st1:place>Sacramento</st1:place></st1:city> to US-395 near <st1:place>Lake Tahoe</st1:place>, this routing is about 840 miles long. Given that almost none of it is on Interstates, it will require a minimum of two days of solid, but enjoyable, driving. This would leave your halfway point somewhere in <st1:place>Death Valley</st1:place>, but there are a few places to stay relatively cheap just outside the park. I stayed at a motel/casino just over the state line on NV-373 once and found it quite acceptable. Sorry I donít remember the name.

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    RoadTripper Brad Guest

    Default Az 66

    Quote Originally Posted by AZBuck
    ... continue on to <st1:place><st1:city>Kingman</st1:city>, <st1:state>AZ</st1:state></st1:place> where Iíd connect with one of the last best pieces of the old US-66 (now AZ-66) to Seligman and beyond.
    Technically, AZ 66 doesn't exist. Map makers have mistakenly noted the route as AZ 66, but in reality it is Historic US Route 66.

    If I remember from what I have researched, there are no signs along any of the portions that actually have the 66 on the AZ Highway shield.

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    Default ??-66

    Fair enough. 66 is a route that has, apparently, become more signed since it has been decomisioned!

    AZBuck
    Last edited by AZBuck; 08-02-2005 at 10:45 PM.

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