U.S. 60 West
Westbound U.S. 60 at the Wickenburg town limits. With Wickenburg around 5,000 residents, the community is located some 60 miles northwest of Phoenix in the Sonoran Desert. 10/24/03
Entering Wickenburg, U.S. 60 west approaches the southern terminus of U.S. 93. U.S. 93 angles northwest toward Kingman and Las Vegas, while U.S. 60 continues onward to meet Interstate 10 east of Quartzsite. Interstate 10, in turn, continues on the old alignment of U.S. 60 to reach Los Angeles. 03/25/07
The left lanes carry westbound U.S. 60, while the right lane accesses U.S. 93 north (as noted by the signs). U.S. 93 follows Tegner Street north through the town. 03/03/07
U.S. 93 north leads from Wickenburg to a junction with SR 89 a few miles north of here. SR 89 is a major route to Congress, Prescott, and Ash Fork, with connections to Sedona, Oak Creek Canyon, and Flagstaff via SR 89A. The section of U.S. 93 between U.S. 60 and SR 89 was part of U.S. 89 before that route was truncated in 1989. 03/03/07
Westbound U.S. 60 at U.S. 93 (Tegner Street) north. 03/03/07
View of the U.S. 60 Wickenburg Subway looking west after the U.S. 93/Tegner Street intersection. 03/03/07
Now west of Wickenburg, the next three control points are Aguila (21 miles), Blythe (110 miles), and Los Angeles (335 miles). Interestingly, only Aguila is on U.S. 60. 03/03/07
Distance sign to Aguila (14 miles), Quartzsite (79 miles), and Los Angeles (326 miles). As can be seen, U.S. 60 is fairly desolate west of Wickenburg. 03/03/07
U.S. 60 parallels the railroad tracks, and remains a two lane highway west of Wickenburg. 03/03/07
Distance sign to Aguila (5 miles), Blythe (93 miles) and Los Angeles (317 miles). 03/03/07
Advance signage for SR 71, 1/2 mile. 03/03/07
Continue west on U.S. 60 to reach Los Angeles, or turn right on SR 71 to Prescott. 03/03/07
SR 71 connects U.S. 60 and SR 89. Before the construction of SR 69 and Interstate 17, U.S. 89 to SR 71 was the preferred route to Los Angeles. Today, this route is still a good route to avoid Phoenix. 03/03/07
Distance sign to Wenden (23 miles), Blythe (87 miles) and Los Angeles (311 miles). 03/03/07
U.S. 60 westbound meets the small settlement of Gladden here. Gladden is essentially a trailer park, as seen on the left. 03/03/07
Distance sign to Wenden (13 miles), Quartzsite (54 miles) and Los Angeles (302 miles). Just west of this point, U.S. 60 leaves Maricopa County and enters La Paz County. 03/03/07
U.S. 60 continues to travel west through wide valleys on the way to Hope and Quartzsite. 03/03/07
Distance sign to Wenden, Quartzsite, and Los Angeles. 03/03/07
U.S. 60 crosses Centennial Wash here. 03/03/07
U.S. Highway 60 enters the town of Wenden here. 03/03/07
U.S. Highway 60 at the turnoff to Alamo Lake State Park. Alamo Lake is a man-made lake on the Bill Williams River. 03/03/07
Now leaving Wenden, U.S. Highway 60 resumes a two lane configuration. 03/03/07
Distance sign to Salome, Blythe and Los Angeles. 03/03/07
U.S. Highway 60 enters the town of Salome here. 03/03/07
U.S. Highway 60 meets Salome Road, which leads south to Interstate 10. 03/03/07
Salome is known as the home of comedy writer Dick Wick Hall. Hall wrote about a frog who was 7 years old and lived in the desert, so he had never seen water and could not swim. The story is memorialized numerous places in town. 03/03/07
U.S. Highway 60 passes through the settlement of Harcuvar here. Not much remains of this former roadside town. 03/03/07
U.S. Highway 60 passes through a low mountain pass west of Harcuvar. 03/03/07
An older alignment can be seen alongside U.S. Highway 60 through the pass. 03/03/07
Advance signage for SR 72 in the town of Hope. 03/03/07
Use U.S. Highway 60 to reach Blythe, or SR 72 to reach Parker. 03/03/07
SR 72 splits from U.S. Highway 60 here. The intersection was constructed when U.S. Highway 60 carried much more traffic than it does now. 03/03/07
Many miles to the west (through miles of rustic and desolate desert west of Wickenburg), U.S. 60 comes to its western end at its junction with Interstate 10 east of Quartzsite. U.S. 60 used to continue all the way to Los Angeles, California, but it was legislatively decommissioned in 1964, and signs were removed as new sections of Interstate 10 were opened. The only remnant of U.S. 60 in California is the California 60 freeway in the Inland Empire and East Los Angeles (Pomona Freeway). 05/25/03



Photo Credits:

  • 05/25/03 by AARoads.
  • 10/24/03 by AARoads.
  • 03/03/07 by Kevin Trinkle.
  • 03/25/07 by Kevin Trinkle.

Connect with:
Interstate 10
U.S. 93
State Route 71
State Route 72

Page Updated 09-26-2007.

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