Welcome to Needles, California. Located on the scenic Colorado River just across the bridge from Arizona, and by the tip of Nevada. Needles is the gateway to California. The fabled Route 66 (the “Mother Road”) runs through downtown Needles. Needles is a city with a rich and colorful history, providing a satisfying, less hurried way of life, and a supportive business climate. From the frontier of the Old West to the frontier of the 21st century, Needles commands a strategic position in the evolution of California. Come on in and see what makes us unique.