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Arizona

In Arizona, you'll spend a lot of time on I-40, but there is plenty of great riding.

The first few miles are bounded by huge rock formations, many of which have caves carved out from wind erosion. As you pass by these formations on your way to Hollbrook, you can detour to see the Petrified Forrest and the Painted Desert.

In Holbrook, you'll find one of the two remaining Wigwam Motels, which feature rooms made from concrete teepees. You'll also find the Winner's Circle Bar, which is one of the best biker bars in Arizona.

On your way from Hollbrook to Flagstaff, you'll pass iconic Route 66 attractions like the Meteor Crater, Twin Arrows and Two Guns. You also can stand on a corner in Winslow Arizona and not forget about Winona.

Flagstaff has many vintage hotels, and the altitude will keep you cool even in the summer.

After Flagstaff, you'll be able to see the Pine Breeze Inn and other sites from Easy Rider. You'll also pass over the highest point on Route 66.

Next is Williams, which was the last Route 66 town bypassed by I-40. It is a thriving town, and is the gateway to the Grand Canyon. You can reach the Canyon on the Grand Canyon Railroad, which has been taking tourists there since 1906.

Now get ready for some real fun. You are about to hit a 150 mile long uninterrupted stretch of Route 66.

You'll go through Seligman, which has Route 66 classics like the Snow Cap, the Black Cat Bar and the Road Kill Cafe'. The Hackberry Store is more of a museum than a store. Kingman, the home of Andy Devine, has dozens of vintage hotels and bars, and is the entrance way to the Oatman Hiway, which with all its twists and turns through the mountains is one of the best parts of Route 66 for motorcycle riding. In Oatman, you can see the room where Clark Gable and Carol Lombard spent their honney moon after they eloped.

From there, it's a short ride to the border. California here you come!

Click here, to see the first town in Arizona, Lupton.

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