The community of Golden Valley lies in the Sacramento Valley, separated from the larger neighboring cities of Kingman and Bullhead City by the surrounding mountain ranges. Arizona State Route 68 runs through the heart of Golden Valley, connecting it to Kingman and Bullhead City, which lie on each end of the route. Arizona 68 also functions as Golden Valley’s “main street.” At the eastern end of Golden Valley, Arizona 68 terminates at U.S. Route 93, which leads to Kingman to the south, or Las Vegas to the north.
Because of its close proximity to Kingman, its residents use Kingman’s grocery and retail stores for everyday necessities, Golden Valley can be considered part of the Kingman community.
A little known fact is that Kingman is located along the longest remaining intact section of Route 66 in the United States. “Kingman is probably one of the most overlooked tourist destinations anywhere on Route 66,” Jim says. “I always tailor my tours to peoples’ specific interests, and Kingman has just about anything you can imagine.” Northwest Arizona is full of natural beauty, rich history and, of course, lots of fun things to see and do.
To get to Kingman, you can book a flight to McCarran Airport in Las Vegas, rent a car, and drive an hour and a half southeast to Kingman. Locomotive Park, and climb right up into the cabin of AT&SF steam engine #3759, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
A modern legend, the Grand Canyon Western Ranch is only a short drive north from Kingman on Stockton Hill Road. The route is the perfect gateway to the American frontier, as it runs along the foothills of the Cerbat Mountains and offers expansive views of the Hualapai Valley. Originally established by legendary cattleman Tap Duncan, the ranch offers a perfect blend of modern amenities and Old West adventure. The ranch is well known for its lively campouts, guided horseback tours and covered wagon rides.
The Grand Canyon Caverns, located along Route 66, are an hour northeast of Kingman. Guided hiking tours range from easy to advanced. The easy tours take visitors along paved walkways flanked by handrails. For kids (and adults), check out a dinosaur-themed miniature golf course.
The Kingman Powerhouse was built in 1907 to generate power for the city of Kingman and area mines. But when the Hoover Dam was completed, the Powerhouse was no longer needed as a generating station. Instead, it was used to house a variety of businesses, from recycling to storage. After extensive renovation in the 1990s, it’s now home to the Kingman Visitor Center, the award-winning Historic Route 66 Museum and the Route 66 EV Museum.
Chloride, a little ghost town is a half-hour northwest of Kingman, is like stepping into a time capsule of the Wild West. You can see old homes, storefronts and mines that were once alive with the daily hustle and bustle. You can stop for the night at Windy Point Campground in the Cerbat Mountains and wake up with a bird’s eye view of the valley. On a clear day, you can see beyond Arizona to Nevada, Utah and California.
|APN or Other ID||215-04-116|
|Legal Description||Lot: 11 Map Ref: PM 215-04 Abbreviated Description: LOT:11 SEC/TWN/RNG/MER:SEC 7 TWN 20N RNG 18W GOLDEN VALLEY RANCHOS UNIT 3 BLK H LOT 11 MAP REF:PM 215-04 Property Characteristics Bedrooms: Year Built: Bathrooms: Garage: Partial Baths: Fire Place: Total Rooms:|
|Property Type||Rural Land|
|General Elevation (in feet)||2495|
|Power||In the area|
|Phone||In the area|
|Water||In the area|
|Sewer||In the area|
|Time to Build||No Limit|
|Title Info||Clear Title|
|Annual Property Taxes (Approx)||$36.74|