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Maps of Route 66

All kinds of Maps

Here on our "Route 66 Map Page" you will find links to all kinds of maps: an altimetric map showing the heights along US 66.
Google maps showing its alignment and Maps of each town and Maps of each state along Route 66. We also include a tornado frequency map and Weather Maps, and many more maps so that you can plan your Road Trip vacations.
 

Maps of Route 66

Our own maps of Route 66

Our State by State Google maps

sample Route 66 map

Screenshot showing part of one of our Route 66 Google maps
 
Click to see a map

The maps are color coded to show the original 1926 alignment, later realignments of Route 66 and the parts that can still be seen but are out of bounds and cannot be driven. We also show where the freeways overlap the original roadbed and some older roads that predate the Mother Road. Get your bearings with our Google Map of Route 66.

Route 66: maps of its Towns

We have a map for each town, city and village along route 66. Select the town below and click to see its map of Route 66:

Choose the town to see its map

States from East to West, towns also. Click on the "Map" link at the top of each page to see the town's map,

Map your way to adventure

A map, Route 66 and live your adventure, by Unsplash

Elevation Profile Map of Route 66

an altitude map of Route 66

Screenshot of our Route 66 altitude map

Use our Altimetric map which displays the height profile (Elevation Profile) of Route 66.

You can see a complete profile or choose your route segment to see how the road climbs and falls.

Use some of our default routes:

  • The Whole Route 66
  • Continental Divide, NM
  • Cajon Canyon Pass, CA
  • Sitgreaves Pass, AZ

Adjust the settings to get the heights in meters or feet and the distances in miles or km.

Tornado Frequency Map along Route 66

See our Tornado Frequency Map along Route 66

Route 66 Weather Maps

See our Route 66 weather maps which show
rainfall and seasonal temperature along Route 66.

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Historic Maps

Texas & US maps 1915 - 1937
a historic Route 66 map

Historic Route 66 Maps Credits

A series of interesting Road Maps of Texas in the early 1900s, and an interesting U.S. Roadmap (1937). See the Jericho Gap maps too. By clicking you will leave our Website. Come back soon!

1926 U.S. Highway System - showing Route 66's original alignment
1926 map of US highway 66

Thumbnail of the 1926 US highways map - with Route 66

Bureau of Public Roads (November 11, 1926). United States System of Highways Adopted for Uniform Marking by the American Association of State Highway Officials. A 1926 US highway system Map (with Route 66). By clicking you will leave our Website. Come back soon!

Arizona, New Mexico and California Maps from 1915
Railway map of the southwestern US along route 66's alignment in 1915

Thumbnail of one of the 1915 Railroad maps

The "Guidebook of the Western United States" by N.H Darton was published in 1915 and describes the Atchison Topeka and Santa Fe railroad from Kansas City to California.

The railroad chose the easiest route to cross Kansas, Texas, New Mexico Arizona and California. This route was later followed by the first highways and when Route 66 was created in 1926, it was aligned along those highways.

The map shows us what the Southwest looked like eleven years before the creation of Route 66:
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California Early 1900s Maps
Mojave Desert Map ca. 1913

An early 1900s map Mojave Desert, California

The American Roads Forum in its section on Highway 66 >> Barstow and Daggett to Needles, has several road maps from 1913 to the 1950s of the Mojave Desert Region, from Barstow to Needles.By clicking you will leave our Website. Come back soon!

Arizona roadmap from 1935
Arizona Road map 1935l

Thumbnail of a 1935 Arizona Highway map, Arizona Department of Transportation Road Map of Arizona, 1935 By clicking you will leave our Website. Come back soon!

Library of UTEXAS
Texas historic mapsl

Thumbnail of one of the USGS maps. The Library of the University of Texas has a Full collection of maps of Texas towns, including all towns located along U.S. 66 in Texas.By clicking you will leave our Website. Come back soon!

Sources

Image Highway Map of the State of Texas, 1920, from Monica Penick and Gregory Smith. Route 66 through Texas, Route Survey Maps and Supplemental Road Maps, February 2003. Public Domain image.

Image by Vítězslav Válka adapted under its CC BY-SA 3.0 CZ License.