Your adventure begins the moment you board our comfortable passenger transport. Our well-known Tour Guide is locally cultivated; He grew up exploring the wonders of Northwest Arizona from its History, Desert Terrain to Wildlife. His ancestral roots dating back to the 1800s and his family's vintage collections have been featured in Mohave Museum of History & Arts exhibitions.
First stop, Powerhouse Visitors Center/Arizona Route 66 & Electric Vehicle Museums. Thousands of visitors from around the world travel on Route 66 for adventure and education and enjoy the charming and imaginative displays. Modern-day explorers will discover a variety of information, including vehicles, photographs, and artifacts gathered over the history of “The Mother Road.”
Second stop, Cool Springs Station. From the beginning of Route 66’s heydays, Cool Springs camp and service station was an important stop for motorists. Built-in the mid-1920's, the legacy of Cool Springs echoes the larger legend of Route 66. The Mother Road gave it life. Cool Springs was literally born on Route 66 and remains an antiquated spawn of the Mother Road today. This Route 66 Black Mountain scenic 8-mile stretch to Oatman known as “Sidewinder” has 191 curves, turns & switchbacks.
Finally, the views from Sitgreaves Pass during your travel of the Black Mountains are, which borders the eastern shore of the south-flowing Colorado River from Hoover Dam as one guest said, “stunning”!
Desert Wonder Tours experience creates memories as rich as the historic periods it tours.
First stop, Powerhouse Visitors Center/Arizona Route 66 Museum. Thousands of visitors from around the world travel on Route 66 for adventure and education and enjoy the charming and imaginative displays. Modern day explorers will discover a variety of information, including vehicles, photographs, and artifacts gathered over the history of “The Mother Road.”
From the very earliest days, Cool Springs camp and service station was an important stop for motorists traveling Arizona's Route 66. Cool Springs was built in the mid-1920s and has been connected with Route 66 from the very start. The legacy of Cool Springs reflects the larger story of Route 66. The Mother Road gave it life. The hey-day of Route 66 was the hey-day of Cool Springs.
Beautiful scenic views. Sitgreaves’ Pass was first mapped out by Captain Lorenzo Sitgreaves in 1851 while on an expedition to see if the Colorado and other rivers could be navigated by steam boat. From the top of the pass at an elevation of 3,550ft (1,082 m), you can see the across the Black Mountains into California and Nevada to the West and across the scenic switchbacks to the Hualapai Mountains in Arizona to the East.
As we continue, you'll experience an exciting drive through winding roads in the Black Mountains to arrive at Historic Mining Town of Oatman in time for their "High Noon" shoot out and lunch (Not Included). Spend a fascinating afternoon in antique shops and interacting with roaming burros. Periodic Gunfights in the street will top your adventure so be sure to have your camera!
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