AmericaJR’s Jason Rzucidlo recently went for a road trip along historic Route 66 in California. In this gallery, you’ll see photos from Needles, California. Needles was named after “The Needles”, a group of pinnacles in the Mohave Mountains on the Arizona side of the river to the south of the city. The large Mohave Native American community shares the nearby Fort Mojave Indian Reservation and the town. Needles is a gateway to the Mojave National Preserve. It lies on the western banks of the Colorado River in the Mohave Valley subregion of the Mojave Desert, near the borders of Arizona and Nevada and roughly 110 miles from the Las Vegas Strip.
Needles, California is 110 miles south of Las Vegas, 222 miles northwest of Phoenix, and 256 miles northeast of Los Angeles.