California Route 66 Maps
|State Bird:||California Valley Quail|
|State Flower:||California Poppy|
|Miles of US 66:||310|
Route 66 in California followed the path now served by interstates 40 (from the Colorado River to Barstow), 15 (Barstow to San Bernardino), and 10 (San B to Santa Monica).
The eastern portion of 66's course through California is arid and sparsely populated (Mojave Desert). Portions of Route 66 followed the earlier course of the National Old Trails Highway.
The California Route 66 Museum is in Victorville.
Below is a portion of a 1956 map showing Route 66 in California.
City & Regional Maps
Below are detail maps of the Greater Los Angeles area (San Bernardino to Santa Monica) dating from 1964. Although much of the interstate system was in place, Route 66 is still extant. All of these maps are available as two PDF versions (east and west) for detailed viewing and printing.
The map at right clearly depicts Foothill Blvd marked as U.S. 66 as it leaves San Bernardino.
Foothill/66 continues due west toward Claremont.
The highway then veers northward toward Glendora.
Azusa-Duarte-Monrovia-Arcadia: Foothill becomes a more secondary road, and Route 66 begins following Colorado Blvd.
Leaving Pasadena, there are two alignments: primary and alternate. The primary route follows the Pasadena Freeway.
Primary 66 leaves the Pasadena Frwy to temporarily join the Hollywood Freeway. Route 66 then finds its way to Santa Monica Blvd for the run to the coast.
The Mother Road ends abruptly—as does Santa Monica Blvd—just short of the beach.