Maps of Route 66
Our own maps of Route 66
Our State by State Google maps
Screenshot showing part of one of our Route 66 Google maps
Click to see a map
- Illinois Map
- Missouri Map
- Kansas Map
- Oklahoma Map
- Texas Map
- New Mexico Map
- Arizona Map
- California 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,
A map, Route 66 and live your adventure
Elevation Profile 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.
Links to Sites with Route 66 maps
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Texas & US maps 1915 - 1937
Historic Route 66 Maps
A series of interesting Road Maps of Texas in the early 1900s, and a U.S. Roadmap (1937).
See the Jericho Gap (TX) maps too.
1926 U.S. Highway System - showing Route 66's original alignment
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).
Arizona, New Mexico and California Maps from 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:
See these Maps
California Early 1900s Maps
An early 1900s map Mojave Desert, California
Arizona roadmap from 1935
Thumbnail of a 1935 Arizona Highway map, Arizona Department of Transportation Road Map of Arizona, 1935.
Library of UTEXAS
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.
Banner image: Dead Man's Curve, Laguna New Mexico by Perla Eichenblat.