California Route 66 Maps

About California
Nickname: Golden State
State Bird: California Valley Quail
State Flower: California Poppy
Capital: Sacramento
Miles of US 66: 310
outline map of Rt 66 in California

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.


1956 map showing Rt 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.


San Bernardino detail map

The map at right clearly depicts Foothill Blvd marked as U.S. 66 as it leaves San Bernardino.

detail map including Upland

Foothill/66 continues due west toward Claremont.

detail map including Glendora

The highway then veers northward toward Glendora.

detail map including Azusa

Azusa-Duarte-Monrovia-Arcadia: Foothill becomes a more secondary road, and Route 66 begins following Colorado Blvd.

Pasadena detail map

Leaving Pasadena, there are two alignments: primary and alternate. The primary route follows the Pasadena Freeway.

Los Angeles detail map

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.

Santa Monica detail map

The Mother Road ends abruptly—as does Santa Monica Blvd—just short of the beach.


Route 66 University Recommends:

Outstandingly Detailed


DeLorme Atlas & Gazetteer: Southern California
DeLorme Atlas & Gazetteer: Southern California


Here It Is! Map Series


1934 California Road Map