Campervan Adventure On Route 66 - Native Campervans

Campervan Adventure On Route 66

Route 66 Campervan Adventure Explore Road Trip

There’s nothing quite like taking a campervan journey down the iconic Route 66. This historic route not only holds a rich history but also boasts breathtaking sights and must-see destinations. And what better way to explore these spots than from the comfort of your Native Campervans rental?

If you’re unfamiliar with the legacy of Route 66, get ready to be introduced! Established in 1926, Route 66 ushered in a new era of road trips and driving adventures. Stretching all the way from Chicago to California and back, this route pays homage to the early days of cross-country travel. It has been immortalized in songs, movies, and literature. While only fragments of the original road remain drivable today, you can still embark on an incredible campervan adventure and explore the iconic sites of Route 66. Pick up your campervan rental in either Phoenix or Las Vegas and explore the ultimate road trip.

Hoover Dam – Arizona and Nevada Border

A true historic gem along Route 66, Hoover Dam is a must-visit spot, especially for engineering enthusiasts. When it was completed in 1930, it stood as the tallest dam in the world. Not only does it provide water for recreational purposes in Lake Mead, but it also controls flooding of the Colorado River and irrigates vast farmlands spanning over 1,500,000 acres. There is a fee if you want to park near the bridge, along with a government checkpoint to enter. If you want to witness the dam for free and aren’t afraid of heights, you can walk along the Mike O’Callagham-Pat Tilman Memorial Bridge.

Places To Camp:

Emerald Cave Dispersed – This campground is 30 minutes out from the hoover dam and is a gorgeous creekside spot. There are plenty of amenities you can enjoy in this area for a comfortable getaway. 
Kingman Wash – This spot is great for a getaway. There are no amenities, so this place is perfect if you want the full camping experience.

Hoover Dam, Arizona Road Trip Route 66 campervan

Oatman, Arizona

As you continue your drive, make a stop at the charming town of Oatman. It’s known for Gold Mines Road and holds the distinction of being Arizona’s oldest continuously inhabited mining town. Oatman is brimming with a rich history that invites exploration of its old saloons and shops. Don’t miss the daily old-west gunfight shows that add a touch of authenticity. However, the real stars of Oatman are the wild burros, domesticated donkeys that once assisted miners. Keep an eye out for these cute animals as you drive through the town.

Places To Camp:

Route 66 Rest Area BLM – This BLM land sits right off Route 66 and is a great place to pull off for a night after a long day of driving. 
Black Mountain RV Park – Sitting just 30 minutes outside of Oatman, this is a great place to relax and unwind. They have basic amenities like picnic tables and toilets, so you can feel comfortable. This site does cost between $10-25/ night, and it is first-come, first-served. Old Kingman Highway – A little further from Oatman, this free campsite has stunning views and no fees. 

Seligman, Arizona

Seligman serves as the ultimate destination to immerse yourself in the nostalgic atmosphere of your Route 66 campervan adventure. This portion of the road has been carefully preserved, offering an old-school feel. Drop by the Snow Cap Drive-In for a quick and delicious bite while enjoying the historic ambiance of this classic diner. Don’t forget to stop at Angel & Vilma Delgadillo’s Gift Shop and Visitor Center to deepen your understanding of this iconic road and pick up some unique souvenirs.

Places To Camp:

Route 66 Roadside Camp – This is a great option if you are looking for a quick pull-off for the night. It sits right off the highway and is free!
Seligman-Route 66 KOA – If you want something exciting and comfortable, then this is the spot for you. This campground has all the amenities you need, from showers to firewood and even a market. This is a popular location, so it can cost between $20-50 a night and requires reservations.

Seligman Arizona Route 66 Adventure

Flagstaff, Arizona

Flagstaff, a stunning and well-known destination in Arizona, is a place where nature takes center stage. Explore Walnut Canyon National Monument, where you can marvel at ancient cliff dwellings and take a hike through the ruins. Another breathtaking spot is Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument, where you’ll witness the captivating landscapes shaped by volcanic activity. If you embark on your Route 66 campervan adventure during winter, Flagstaff offers an excellent ski resort. Consider getting our ski bum package to ensure you stay nice and warm amidst the colder weather.

Places To Camp:

Canyon Vista Campground – This campsite is one for the books. It has unbeatable views, the best amenities, and is ADA-accessible. This is a first-come, first-serve site and also has a $22/ night fee, but the price is worth the comfort and scenery.
FR 222 Disperesed – If you are looking for free camping, this dispersed spot is only 20 minutes outside the town of Flagstaff. Enjoy sleeping in the trees at this gorgeous campground.

Holbrook, Arizona

Now, for something truly fun and unique, pay a visit to Holbrook’s Wigwam Motel. This historic motel, established in the 1950s, features concrete teepee-shaped rooms, each with its own parking space. Designed to attract motorists off Route 66, the Wigwam has become a recognizable symbol of roadside Americana. You may even recognize it from popular movies like “Cars” and  “Two-Lane Blacktop”. Today, the Wigwam Motel stands as a time capsule along Route 66, ready to transport you back in time.

Places to camp:

Holbrook/ Petrified Forest KOA – This is the ultimate campsite if you like amenities and being close to town. Sitting right off Route 66 and near plenty of shops, this is great if you want to be closer to the action. Reservations and fees are required, so book early. 
Desert Skies Holbrook – This campground is a fan favorite. It’s located right outside of the Petrified Forest, giving you great access to hiking and beautiful views. Make sure you book ahead since this spot does require reservations.

Route 66 offers an adventure like no other, allowing you to traverse through history. There is nothing like taking a campervan on the most iconic road in America. Book your rental today and buckle up for the road trip of a lifetime. 

Sign Up for Campervan News, Sales & Deals

This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

© 2024 Native Campervans, LLC