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Eastbound Interstate 40 (Kingman to Ash Fork)

Eastbound Interstate 40
Now east of Kingman, we see a distance sign to U.S. 93, Flagstaff, and Phoenix (via U.S. 93 and U.S. 60). Photo taken 03/03/07.
Distance sign to the Grand Canyon. Photo taken 03/03/07.
Advance signage for Exit 59, DW Ranch Road, one mile. Photo taken 03/03/07.
DW Ranch road is a former alignment of U.S. 93 before it was rerouted to the current alignment in 1968. Photo taken 03/03/07.
Use Exit 59 to reach the Hualapai Mountain Park. Photo taken 03/03/07.
DW Ranch Road exits here, as exit 59. Photo taken 03/03/07.
Advance signage for exit 66, Blake Ranch Road, one mile. Photo taken 03/03/07.

Exit 66 departs here for Blake Ranch Road. The closed gas station at the end of the exit is a former Beacon Station. Photo taken 03/03/07.
Advance signage for U.S. 93 Southbound, travelling to Wickenburg and Phoenix. Photo taken 03/03/07.
U.S. 93 has been multiplexed with Interstate 40 since Kingman. The multiplex ends ahead, at exit 71. This section of Interstate 40 was signed only as U.S. 93 between 1968 and 1978. Photo taken 03/03/07.
U.S. 93 departs here for Wickenburg and Phoenix. Photo taken 03/03/07.
Distance sign to Seligman, Ash Fork and Flagstaff. Interstate 40 is on a new alignment now, well to the south of Historic U.S. 66. Photo taken 03/30/07.
Interstate 40 is the Purple Heart Trail throughout Arizona. Photo taken 03/30/07.
Interstate 40 starts to paralell Willow Creek as it passes between the mountains to head east to Seligman. On the north side of the freeway are the Cottonwood Cliffs. Photo taken 03/30/07.
Exit 79 departs here for Silver Springs Road. Photo taken 03/30/07.
Reassurance marker for Eastbound Interstate 40 at Milepost 80. Photo taken 03/30/07.
Distance sign to Seligman, Williams and Flagstaff. Photo taken 03/30/07.
Interstate 40 now splits to travel inside the canyon formed by Willow Creek. Photo taken 03/30/07.
Interstate 40 winds between mountains as it gradually climbs above 5000 feet in elevation. Photo taken 03/30/07.
Interstate 40 crosses Willow Creek here. Photo taken 03/30/07.
Elk become more common at higher altitudes in Arizona, and Interstate 40 will stay in elk country all the way past Flagstaff. Photo taken 03/30/07.
Exit 87 departs just ahead for Willows Ranch Road. Photo taken 03/30/07.
Trucks are restricted to the right two lanes on the grade ahead. Photo taken 03/30/07.
Interstate 40 climbs rapidly in this short section. Photo taken 03/30/07.
Distance sign to Seligman, Ash Fork and Flagstaff. Photo taken 03/30/07.
Interstate 40 is passing Miller Peak as it climbs to an intermediate elevation of 5200 feet. Photo taken 03/30/07.
As the freeway levels out, the truck climbing lane ends. Photo taken 03/30/07.
Advance signage for exit 91, Fort Rock Road, one mile. Photo taken 03/30/07.
Fort Rock road exits here. There are no services between U.S. 93 and Seligman, and all of these exits cater to local ranches. Photo taken 03/30/07.
Reassurance marker for Interstate 40 eastbound. Photo taken 03/30/07.
Distance sign to the same three control cities - Seligman, Williams and Flagstaff. Photo taken 03/30/07.
Interstate 40 leaves Mohave County behind to enter Yavapai County here. Photo taken 03/30/07.
Advance signage for exit 96, Cross Mountain Road, one mile. Photo taken 03/30/07.
Cross Mile Road departs here as exit 96. Interstate 40 is just shy of 5,300 feet of elevation here. Photo taken 03/30/07.
Distance sign to Seligman (25 miles), Ash Fork (49 miles) and Flagstaff (99 miles). Notice the change in control cities. Photo taken 03/30/07.
The roadcuts along this section of Interstate 40 are rather impressive. Photo taken 03/30/07.
Advance signage for exit 103, Jolly Road, one mile. Photo taken 03/30/07.
Exit 103 departs just ahead for Jolly Road. Photo taken 03/30/07.
There is no true Exit 103 signage, just the gore point signage. Photo taken 03/30/07.
Reassurance marker for Interstate 40 eastbound. Photo taken 03/30/07.
Distance sign to Seligman, Williams and Flagstaff. Photo taken 03/30/07.
Interstate 40 crosses Markham Wash here. Photo taken 03/30/07.
Advance signage for exit 109, Anvil Rock Road, one mile. Photo taken 03/30/07.
Anvil Rock Road departs just ahead. There is no true exit signage, much like Exit 103 before it, but only gore point signage. Photo taken 03/30/07.
Interstate 40 enters a wide plan and starts descending toward Seligman. Photo taken 03/30/07.
Distance sign to Grand Canyon National Park, 103 miles. Photo taken 03/30/07.
Use the next two exits to reach Seligman. Photo taken 03/30/07.
Advance signage for exit 121, Business Loop 40 to Arizona 66, one mile. Photo taken 03/30/07.
Use exit 121 to reach the Seligman historical district and U.S. 66. Former U.S. 66 paralells Interstate 40 again east of Seligman. Photo taken 03/30/07.
Exit 121 departs here for Seligman as Business Loop 40. Photo taken 03/30/07.
Advance signage for exit 123, Business Loop 40 (east end) through Seligman, 1/2 mile. Photo taken 03/30/07.
The next services are 22 miles ahead, in Ash Fork. Long distances are common between services along Interstate 40. Photo taken 03/30/07.
Exit 123 departs here for Business Loop 40. Photo taken 03/30/07.
Distance sign to Ash Fork (22 miles), Williams (40 miles) and Flagstaff (72 miles). Photo taken 03/30/07.
Interstate 40 approaches a weigh station outside of Seligman. Photo taken 03/30/07.
Interstate 40 paralells former U.S. 66 over Crookton hill toward Ash Fork. Photo taken 03/30/07.
Advance signage for exit 139, Crookton Road, one mile. Photo taken 03/30/07.
Use Exit 139 to reach Former U.S. 66. This section of U.S. 66 crosses the Crookton overpass, a historic bridge over the railroad and a sight worth seeing. Photo taken 03/30/07.
Exit 139 departs here for Crookton Road. Photo taken 03/30/07.
Distance sign to Ash Fork, Arizona 89, and Flagstaff. Photo taken 03/30/07.
Distance sign to the Grand Canyon. The Canyon is a noted tourist stop along this road, hence the special signage along Interstate 40 for it. Photo taken 03/30/07.
Advance signage for Exit 144, Business Loop I-40 serving Ash Fork, 2 miles. Photo taken 03/30/07.
Exit 144 marks the western end of Ash Fork. Photo taken 03/30/07.
The Business Loop through Ash Fork is former U.S. 66. Photo taken 03/30/07.
Advance signage for exit 144, 1/2 mile. Photo taken 03/30/07.
Exit 144 departs here for Business Loop 40 through Ash Fork (former U.S. 66). Photo taken 03/30/07.
At the base of the ramp from Interstate 40 eastbound, travelers are advised to turn left for the Business Loop and former U.S. 66. Photo taken 05/24/04.



Photo Credits:
  • 2004-05-24 by AARoads.
  • 2007-03-03 by Kevin Trinkle.
  • 2007-03-30 by Kevin Trinkle.

Page Updated 10-19-2008.

 
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