Route 66

East of Flagstaff, in fact across most of eastern Arizona, following old Route 66 can be a frustrating task, since much of the roadway is blocked, discontinuous, torn up, or all three. Unlike the long stretches found in the western half of the state, here the old road exists only as short segments running through towns, and most of the way you’re forced to follow the freeway, stopping at exit after exit to get on and off the old road. Among the places worth considering is the one town mentioned out of sequence in the Route 66 song: “Flagstaff, Arizona, don’t forget Winona,” which, alas, is now little more than a name on the exit sign along I-40.