US 160 in Arizona
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According to directoryaah, US 160 is a US Highway in the US state of Arizona. The road forms an east-west route in the northeast of the state, running from US 89 near Tuba City to the New Mexico border at Teec Nos Pos, 270 kilometers across the desert.
US 160 near Kayenta.
The road begins about 20 miles west of Tuba City at the intersection with US 89, the road from Flagstaff to Page. The road then runs past Tuba City, a town of 8,000 inhabitants, by far the largest town within 100 kilometers. The road passes through Navajo Nation, an autonomous area of the Navajo Indians. The road runs through the Painted Desert at an altitude of 1,700 meters. There are few villages on the route, and every now and then one crosses a road that leads into the desert. The road passes through a desert area with views, the mountains are in the distance.
One passes over the 2,042-meter Marsh Pass, then reaches the village of Kayenta, where US 163 begins and heads north towards Monument Valley. The landscape here is dotted with so-called buttes, steep rocky mountains with a flat top, but too small to be called a plateau. After about 65 kilometers you reach the area of Mexican Water, a hamlet where you cross US 191, the road from Eager in the south to Moab in Utah. The road then continues east, a short distance from the Utah border. You then reach Teec Nos Pos, a small village, where the US 64 begins, and then directly the border with New Mexicoand then walk towards Shiprock and Farmington. The road then heads northeast and crosses the New Mexico border near the four-state point. The New Mexico section is only a mile long before reaching the Colorado border. US 160 in Colorado continues towards Durango.
The route of US 160 was numbered US 164 between 1964 and 1970. In 1970, many US Highways in the border area with New Mexico, Colorado and Utah (“Four Corners”) were redesignated and US 160 was extended to the US 89 at Tuba City.
Due to the great distance from other through routes, such as highways, there is still a little through and recreational traffic. However, the intensities are quite low, generally between 1,500 and 4,000 vehicles per day. Only at Tuba City is it a bit busier.
US 163 in Arizona
US 163 is a US Highway in the US state of Arizona. The road forms a north-south route in the northeast of the state, running from Kayenta on US 160 to the Utah border via 1,587-foot Monument Pass. The road passes through the Monument Valley. The route is 39 kilometers long.
The US 163.
The road begins in the Navajo village of Kayenta, at the intersection with US 160, the road from Tuba City to Teec Nos Pos in the east. The road leads through the beautiful Monument Valley with spectacular views of rock towers and deserts. The road then crosses the 1,587-foot Monument Pass, just before the Utah border. US 163 in Utah then continues toward Moab.
From 1960 this road was numbered as State Route 464, and in 1970 became US 163, which was then created.
Only 2,200 vehicles use the road daily.
US 66 in Arizona
According to ebizdir, US 66 is a former US Highway in the US state of Arizona. The former route ran from Topock via Kingman and Flagstaff to Lupton. This route is now served by Interstate 40. US 66 was 645 kilometers long.
The former US 66 between Ash Fork and Seligman.
US 66 crossed the Colorado River at Topock, entering the state of Arizona. From Topock to Kingman, US 66 went through the ridge via Oatman, with I-40 running just around it, with both routes between Topock and Kingman taking a different route. Between Kingman and Seligman, the route is now numbered State Route 66 and runs fairly far north of I-40. There are hardly any places on the route larger than a hamlet between Kingman and Seligman.
East of Seligman, US 66 ran via Ash Fork and Williams to Flagstaff, with I-40 following this route and rerouted at these locations. Flagstaff is the largest city on the route of the former US 66, and the road is now numbered as a Business Route of I-40.
East of Flagstaff mainly the parts through the various towns on the route, such as Winslow, Joseph City, Holbrook and Lupton. The former US 66 partly no longer exists, is partly a secondary poorly maintained road, and partly a frontage road. Traffic that wants to follow historic US 66 must regularly exit I-40.
US 66 passed through Arizona on this route between 1926 and 1985. Since 1974 the starting point has been in Topock on the border with California. Interstate 40 has been built right over old US 66 in quite a few places, most notably between Seligman and the New Mexico border. Here the former US 66 is no longer passable. The road still exists in the numerous towns on the route, of which Flagstaff and Winslow are the largest. In many places, the former US 66 still exudes the atmosphere of the 1960s.
In places like Williams, Winslow, and Holbrook, the opening of Interstate 40 lost much of the source of income; through traffic. Peace returned overnight as thousands of vehicles passed through the city centers on I-40 instead of US 66. The local economy suffered greatly from the loss of through traffic, although some was relocated to new truck stops at I-40 connections.
The US 66 in Winslow, with the reference to the Eagles song ‘Take It Easy’ from 1972. Well, I’m a standing on a corner in Winslow, Arizona and such a fine sight to see. It’s a girl, my Lord, in a flatbed Ford slowin’ down to take a look at me. Winslow was the second to last place on the route bypassed by I-40.
The state of Arizona was the first place where an association was formed to preserve parts of the route and motels and gas stations. US 66 passed about 50 miles south of the Grand Canyon, and it was also not considered a tourist destination on the route, but travelers could take a side road to the Grand Canyon, most prominently US 180 to the South Rim. Current State Route 66 passes between Kingman and Seligman fairly close to the western portion of the Grand Canyon, but this area is poorly accessible, with only gravel roads and no amenities.
In eastern Arizona, some tourist destinations are located along US 66. The Painted Desert is located immediately north of US 66 east of Holbrook. The Petrified Forest National Park is also located in this area. West of Winslow is the Meteor Crater about 5 miles south of US 66. This is one of the best preserved craters in the world.