Eastern Mojave Vegetation U. S. Highway 66 -- The National Trails Highway  
 

Tom Schweich  

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Victorville

 

Other articles:
• Interstate 15:   at US Hwy 66;  

Junction: US Interstate 15
  Junction: Air Expressway, access to Field Trip Stop P-6 of the 2010 Desert Symposium.

 

 

Other articles:
• Vista Road:   at Old US 66;  

Helendale

Junction: Vista Road

Other articles:
• Unknown Road:   at Natl Trls Hwy;  

Junction: Unknown Road, paralleling the railroad, while National Trails Highway veers east away from the tracks.

Other articles:
• Field Notes:   21 Apr 2010;
Full Size ImageRoad Junction; National Trails Highway and unknown road.  

 

Other articles:
• Unknown Road:   at Natl Trls Hwy;  

Junction: Unknown Road, along the bluffs above the railroad, with access to Field Trip Stops P-4 and P-5.

Other articles:
• Field Notes:   21 Apr 2010;
Full Size ImageIndian Trail Road off of Old US Hwy 66  

 

Other articles:
• Indian Trail:   at US Hwy 66;  

Junction: Indian Trail, turn here for access to Stops P-3, P-4, and P-5, of the 2010 Desert Symposium.

 

   

Hodge

 

Other articles:
• Hinkley Road:   at US Hwy 66;  

Junction: Hinkley Road
  Junction: Oak Grove Rd, turn northwest for Stop P-2 of the 2010 Desert Symposium.
  Inside the Barstow City Limits, below, National Trails Highway is also known as Main Street,

Other articles:
• California Highway 58:   at Main St;  

Junction: California Highway 58
  Junction: Osborne Road, dirt.

About 0.35 miles east of California Highway 58, turn south off of Main Street and follow a dirt road to the top of a small hill

Field Trip Stop P-1 of the 2010 Desert Symposium.

  Junction: South 1st Avenue

 

   

Barstow

There is a little offset between South and North 1st Avenues.

Other articles:
• North 1st Avenue:   at Main St;  

Junction: North 1st Avenue, north across the railroad yards, past the Barstow Depot, to Old California Highway 58.

Other articles:
• Interstate 15:   at Main St;  

Junction: US Interstate 15

 

 

Other articles:
• A Street:   at Natl Trls Hwy;
• Daggett-Yermo Road:   at Natl Trls Hwy;  

Daggett

Junction: Daggett-Yermo Road and A Street

Other articles:
• Minneola Road:   at Natl Trls Hwy;  

Junction: Minneola Road

Other articles:
• U. S. Interstate 40:   at Natl Trls Hwy;  

Junction: US Interstate 40

Other articles:
• Newberry Road:   at National Trails Hwy;  

Junction: Newberry Road

 

 

Other articles:
• U. S. Interstate 40:   at Ludlow;

Locations: Ludlow.
Full Size ImageLudlow Caf e  

Ludlow

A couple of gas stations and a café. This might be the last gas station until Needles, because gas at Amboy is always doubtful, no gas at Essex, and gas at Fenner or Goffs is questionable.

Junction: US Interstate 40

Other articles:
• Field Notes:  20040419060;
Full Size ImageA Santa Fe train makes it way west from Bagdad to Siberia.  

 

 

 

Locations: Bagdad.  

Bagdad

Bagdad is now just a railroad siding on the Burlington Northern Santa Fe.

Other articles:
• Amboy Road:   at US Hwy 66;  

Junction: Amboy Road, south through Sheephole Pass to Dale and Twentynine Palms.
  Cross Burlington Northern Santa Fee railroad tracks.

Literature Cited:
- Reynolds, Robert E., 2008.

Other articles:
• Field Notes:  19-Apr-08;

Locations: Amboy.  

Full Size Image
Bristol Basin from north slope
End of the road at field trip stop.

Other articles:
• Field Notes:  19-Apr-08;
Full Size ImageBouse Formation near Amboy  

View of outcrop of Bouse Formation.

 

 

Other articles:
• Field Notes:  20040419070;

Locations: Amboy.
Full Size ImageRoy's Cafe in Amboy.  

Amboy

Road junction with former restaurant, motel, and gas station. Services available are unreliable.

Locations: Bristol Lake.  

Bristol (Dry) Lake
  Junction: Saltus Road

Other articles:
• Kelbaker Road:  National Trails Highway;  

Junction: Kelbaker Road

Kelbaker Road goes north between the Granite Mountains and the Providence Mountains, through Kelso, and then through the Cima Volcanic Field to Baker.

Other articles:
• Field Notes:  20040419080;
Full Size ImageThe "Shoe Tree" between Amboy and Chambless  

 

 

 

Other articles:
• Cadiz Road:   at US Hwy 66;

Locations: Chambless.  

Chambless

Trailer park, gas station, and small grocery store. Thompson (1921) does not mention Chambless.

Junction:

  • Cadiz Road, southeastward to California Highway 62 at Rice.

Other articles:
• Routes to Water:   at US Hwy 66;  

About 1.2 miles east of Chambless, a small road heads southeast toward Cadiz.

Junction:

  • National Old Trails Road to Kilbeck by way of Cadiz, from Thompson's (1921) Routes to Desert Watering Places.
  Cadiz Summit.

Other articles:
• Routes to Water:   at Danby;

Locations: Danby.  

1.7 miles southeast is the railroad station of Danby. Danby is the beginning location of Thompson's (1921) route from Danby to Parker. Thompson stated that it was 0.6 mi. from National Old Trails Road to Danby. US Highway 66 has probably been relocated about a mile to the northwest. The old (1921-era) alignment of National Old Trails Road is shown on USGS 7.5" quadrangles and visible on equivalent orthophoto quads.

Junction:

  • Danby, Calif., to Parker, Ariz., by way of Kilbeck and Rice (90 miles)

 

 

Other articles:
• Essex Road:   at Essex;
• Field Notes:  20040419090;

Locations: Essex.
Full Size ImageThe Essex Post Office  

Essex

Small town and railroad siding on the Burlington Northern Santa Fe. Southern end of Essex Road, which is one southern gateway into Mojave National Preserve.

Junction: Essex Road, northwest to US Interstate 40 and Mojave National Preserve.

 

 

Literature Cited:
- Thompson, David G., 1921.

Other articles:
• Goffs Road:   at Old US 66;
• U. S. Interstate 40:   at Fenner;
• Routes to Water:   at Fenner;   at Fenner;

Locations: Fenner.  

Fenner

Wide spot in the road, sometimes with gas.

Junction:

  • Cima to Fenner, from Thompson's (1921), Routes to Watering Places …
  • Domingo's Ranch to Fenner, from Thompson's (1921), Routes to Watering Places …
  • Goffs Road, to Fenner and Goffs in what would appear to be a natural extension of National Trails Highway.
  • US Interstate 40, east to Needles, west to Ludlow and Barstow.

 

 

Other articles:
• Lanfair Road:   at Goffs;
• Routes to Water:   in Goffs;

Locations: Goffs.  

Goffs

 
  California above …
Arizona below …

In Arizona, this highway is known as Arizona Highway 66.

Other articles:
• U. S. Interstate 40:   at Topock;  

Junction: US Interstate 40

Other articles:
• Field Notes:   on old Hwy 66;
Full Size ImageView of Mohave Valley to the southwest  

View southeast toward Needles and Mohave Valley.

Other articles:
• Field Notes:   on old Hwy 66;
Full Size ImageBoundary Cone along Old US Highway 66  

Boundry Cone ahead on Old US Highway 66.

Other articles:
• Field Notes:   near Boundary Code;
Full Size ImageTeddy-Bear Cholla (Opuntia bigelovii) near Boundary Cone  

Teddy-Bear Cholla (Opuntia bigelovii) is found at several places along Old US Highway 66.

Locations: Boundary Cone.  

Old US Highway 66 snakes around the west side of Boundary Cone.

Other articles:
• Field Notes:   near Oatman;
Full Size ImageBurro near Oatman, Arizona  

 

 

 

Other articles:
• Field Notes:   at Oatman;

Locations: Oatman.
Full Size ImageMain street of Oatman, Arizona.  

Oatman

 

Other articles:
• Field Notes:   near Oatman;

Locations: Goldroad Mine.
Full Size ImageGoldroad Mine  

 

Other articles:
• Field Notes:   above Goldroad Mine;
Full Size ImageOld US Highway 66  

 

 

 

Other articles:
• Field Notes:   at Sitgreaves Pass;

Locations: Sitgreaves Pass.
Full Size ImageView east from Sitgreaves Pass  

Sitgreaves Pass

 

Other articles:
• Field Notes:   along Old US Hwy 66;
Full Size ImageBeargrass (Nolina) along Old Highway 66  

 

Other articles:
• U. S. Interstate 40:   at Exit 53;  

Junction: US Interstate 40, at Exit 53, in northeast Kingman.

Other articles:
• Field Notes:  20080530030;

Locations: Hualapai Mountains.
Full Size ImageHualapai Mountain from Old US Highway 66  

View of Hualapai Mountain to the south.

 

   

Walapai

 

 

   

Antares

 

 

   

Hackberry

 

 

   

Valentine

 

 

   

Truxton

 
  Junction: Indian Reservation Road 9
 
Hualapai Indian Reservation below …

Other articles:
• Indian Reservation Road 1:   at AZ Hwy 66;
• Field Notes:  20080530040;
• Frasera albomarginata:   in the Music Mtns;
Full Size ImageBuck and Doe Road from US Highway 66  

Junction: Indian Reservation Road 1, "Buck and Doe Road", generally north along the southwest rim of the Grand Canyon.

 

 

Other articles:
• Field Notes:  20080530050;
• Eastern Mojave Geology:  Peach Spr Tuff;

Locations: Peach Springs.
Full Size ImageDowntown Peach Springs  

Peach Springs

 
  Junction: Indian Reservation Road 18
  Hualapai Indian Reservation above …

 

   

Grand Canyon Caverns

 

 

   

Hyde Park

 

 

   

Seligman

 

Other articles:
• U. S. Interstate 40:   at Exit 121;  

Junction: US Interstate 40, at Exit 121

Other articles:
• U. S. Interstate 40:   at Exit 123;  

Junction: US Interstate 40, at Exit 123

 

   

Crookton

 

Other articles:
• U. S. Interstate 40:   at Exit 139;  

Junction: US Interstate 40, at Exit 139
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Date and time this article was prepared: 5/31/2020 9:56:26 PM