In places the road is paved and in places it’s a good dirt road.
The drive takes you through the Pitman Valley, through the forest past the Oakhill Snow Play area and up to the picnic area at Garland Prairie Vista. It’s still a nice picnic area but the view has disappeared behind tall pine trees.
From Parks you can hike a now unused section of Route 66 that takes you almost to the top of 49er Hill, which was the highest point on the entire highway. Traces of the old pavement still exist under the grass.
This was a really bad hill to climb in the winter. From there the road goes down into Brannigan Park a lovely wide meadow. It is private land and after Route 66 was built the landowners built cafes and stores for travellers, some of the ruins are still there.