U.S. Route 160 in Arizona

U.S. Route 160 (US 84) travels west to east across the Navajo Nation and Northeast Arizona for 159.35 miles (256.45 km). US 160 begins at a junction with US 89 north of Cameron and exits the state into New Mexico southeast of the Four Corners National Monument. Along its journey, the route connects the communities of Tuba City, Moenkopi, Rare Metals, Tonalea, Tsegi, Kayenta, Dennehotso, Mexican Water, Red Mesa, and Teec Nos Pos.

U.S. Route 160 marker

U.S. Route 160
Navajo Trail
Route information
Maintained by ADOT
Length159.35 mi[2] (256.45 km)
Existed1970 (1970)[1]–present
Major junctions
West end US 89 near Cameron
 
East end US 160 at New Mexico state line near Four Corners National Monument
Location
CountiesCoconino, Navajo, Apache
Highway system
  • Arizona State Highway System
SR 160US 164

The vast majority of US 160's route through Arizona runs through rural and sparsely populated sections. As a result, the road is entirely two-lane except two short four-lane sections in Tuba City and Kayenta. Most of US 160 in Arizona is also known as the Navajo Trail.

HistoryEdit

The current routing of US 160 was first planned in 1956, as Navajo Route 1, the first road of a reservation-wide highway system for the Navajo Nation. In 1961, the route between US 89 and Teec Nos Pos became a state highway as part of Arizona State Route 64, while the segment from Teec Nos Pos to the New Mexico state line became Arizona State Route 364 in 1963. In 1966, the route was added to the United States Numbered Highway System as part of U.S. Route 164 (US 164). In 1970, the designation was changed to the current US 160.[1]

Major intersectionsEdit

CountyLocationmi[2]kmDestinationsNotes
Coconino311.460501.246  US 89 – Page, Flagstaff, Grand CanyonWestern terminus
Tuba CityMoenkopi line321.812517.906   SR 264 / BIA Route 101 / Main Street – Keams Canyon, Tuba CityWestern terminus of AZ 264
Navajo361.622581.974  SR 98 west – PageEastern terminus of SR 98
374.276602.339  SR 564 north / BIA Route 41 – Black Mesa, Navajo National MonumentSouthern terminus of AZ 564
Kayenta393.551633.359  US 163 north / County Road 591 – Kayenta, Mexican Hat, Monument ValleySouthern terminus of US 163
401.909646.810  BIA Route 59 – Chilchinbito, Rough Rock
Apache434.825699.783  US 191 south to I-40 – Chinle, Ganado, Canyon de Chelly National MonumentWest end of US 191 overlap
437.061703.381   US 191 north / BIA Route 12 – Bluff, UtahEast end of US 191 overlap; Utah signed westbound only
Red Mesa450.007724.216  BIA Route 35 – Sweetwater, Montezuma CreekMontezuma Creek signed westbound only
Teec Nos Pos465.405748.997  US 64 east – ShiprockWestern terminus of US 64
470.730757.567  US 160 east – Cortez, Four Corners National MonumentContinuation into New Mexico
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "U.S. 160". AARoads.com. January 12, 2009. Retrieved July 15, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "2013 State Highway System Log" (PDF). Arizona Department of Transportation. December 31, 2013. Retrieved July 15, 2020.