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Vacation in Kingman - Arizona

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Area Overview

Kingman, the Heart of Historic Route 66, is conveniently located on Interstate 40 and is the perfect launching point for Route 66 and Beyond. Kingman is the closest community to Grand Canyon Skywalk, which is just a 70 mile drive north of town. Scenic drives, great hiking, historic charm, local cafes and restaurants, and the allure of Route 66 combine to make Kingman a remarkable destination.

Things to Do

Recreation & Fitness

Cultural Activities


Kingman is at the heart of the longest remaining stretch of Historic Route 66, some 157 miles.

The 52 miles (84km) between Kingman and the Colorado River at Topock is the original Mother Road. Predating the declaration of Route 66 in 1926, it was built for the stream of prospectors looking to stake a claim in the Oatman Gold Rush of 1902. It is representative of the Mother Road mentioned in John Steinbeck's "Grape's of Wrath" and best symbolizes Route 66 during the American Great Depression of the 1930's. By 1952, America’s love affair with big cars won over, and Route 66 was rerouted to the current alignment of I-40.

The 106 miles (170km) from Kingman to the end of Crookton Road near Ashfork is iconic 1950's-60's Route 66. This stretch is similar to what most American's remember from 1950's and 1960's family road trips out west to the Grand Canyon or California.



Monthly Temperatures / Rainfall

 Month  Low  Avg  High  Rain
 January  31.4  42.9  54.3  1.2 "
 February  34.7  46.8  58.8  1.1 "
 March  38.4  50.8  63.2  1.3 "
 April  44.5  57.7  70.9  0.5 "
 May  53.0  66.7  80.3  0.3 "
 June  62.6  76.8  91.1  0.2 "
 July  69.3  82.5  95.6  1.0 "
 August  67.8  80.9  94.0  1.4 "
 September  61.3  74.5  87.8  0.7 "
 October  49.6  63.2  76.8  0.8 "
 November  38.3  50.7  63.1  0.7 "
 December  31.9  43.5  55.2  0.8 "

Best Time To Go:

Summer and spring.

Kingman is located in northwestern Arizona at an elevation of 3,300 to
3,500 ft (1,000 - 1,070 m) and has a temperate year-round climate with an
average high of 760F (24.70C) and average year-round low of 470F. (8.20C).


Kingman, a town born out of America’s need to travel, offers a wide variety of accomodations with more than 25 hotels, 1,400 rooms and five RV camping facilities with over 300 sites.


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