California Historic Route 66: Needles to Barstow Scenic Byway for RVers

Driving the iconic Mother Road is a must for any RVer, and this section embodies the nostalgia and iconic landscapes of Route 66.

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  • 360 mi
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Created by Togo RV - June 7th 2021

The newly designated byway section covers 144 miles of landmarks throughout the Mojave Desert. Whether you’re driving the entire route or just traveling one segment, you can’t miss this famous part of Route 66.

Needles, California, United States

Needles is the gateway to California’s Route 66 and is located about 40 miles north of Lake Havasu in Arizona. Fill up on supplies as needed before continuing along the route.

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3mi 00h 08m
El Garces Hotel
5.0

950 Front St, Needles, CA, US

El Garces Hotel

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Needles KOA Journey
4.2

5400 National Old Trails Highway, Needles, CA, US

Needles KOA Journey

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27mi 00h 30m
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56mi 01h 12m
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54mi 01h 11m
Roy's Motel, Cafe & Gas Station
3.5

87520 National Trails Highway, Amboy, CA, US

Roy's Motel, Cafe & Gas Station

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1mi 00h 03m
Amboy Crater
4.0

Crater Rd, Amboy, CA, US

Amboy Crater

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12mi 00h 13m
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62mi 01h 34m
Kelso Dunes
4.7

San Bernardino, CA, US

Kelso Dunes

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8
107mi 02h 20m
Calico Ghost Town
3.5

36600 Ghost Town Road, Yermo, CA, US

Calico Ghost Town

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4mi 00h 08m
Peggy Sue's 50's Diner
4.0

35654 Yermo Rd., Yermo, CA, US

Peggy Sue's 50's Diner

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Desert Springs RV Park
3.5

34805 Daggett-Yermo Rd., Daggett, CA, US

Desert Springs RV Park

Barstow / Calico KOA
3.5

35250 Outer Highway 15 North, Yermo, CA, US

Barstow / Calico KOA

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15mi 00h 22m
Rainbow Basin Natural Area
4.5

Fossil Bed Road 8 Miles North, Barstow, CA, US

Rainbow Basin Natural Area

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9mi 00h 13m
Route 66 'Mother Road' Museum
4.5

681 N 1st Ave, Barstow, CA, US

Route 66 'Mother Road' Museum

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12
0mi 00h 00m
Western American Railroad Museum
4.0

685 North 1st Avenue, Barstow, CA, US

Western American Railroad Museum

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13
2mi 00h 05m
Barstow Station
3.6

1611 E Main St, Barstow, CA, US

Barstow Station

13
1mi 00h 04m

Barstow, California, United States

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