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Arizona's Route 66

Whether heading west to east or east to west on the Mother Road, be sure to check out the quirky landmarks and destinations of Arizona’s Route 66.

Once Interstate 40 was completed, Route 66 gradually fell out of use and into disrepair—drivers instead opting for the newer, faster highway—Route 66 held a place in America's imagination. Today, its legendary status caters to lovers of Americana, nostalgia trippers, and to those for whom an open road is the best view.

Thanks to the preservation efforts of Angel Delgadillo, the main founder of the Historic Route 66 Association of Arizona, the state can claim the longest stretch of the original Route 66 in the United States—stretching 350-plus miles from the town of Lupton on the Arizona-New Mexico border to just west of Kingman near California.

Arizona's Route 66 is dotted with small towns filled with things to do: quirky attractions, colorful history, inspired dining and some of the most beautiful landscapes in the Southwest.

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Hol­brook

Travelers from around the globe get their kicks in this Northern Arizona gateway to the mother road as well as to an amazing national park, the Petrified Forest.

Pet­ri­fied For­est Nation­al Park

Nature, geology, archaeology, paleontology and even architecture meet at this high-desert park. Stretching for miles on both sides of Interstate 40 and located near the town of Holbrook in Northern Arizona, Petrified…

Winslow

Winslow has always been an important stop on Route 66, first popular with railroad travelers, and now with motorists and motorcyclists.

Homolovi State Park

Settled by the Hisat'sinom people in the 14th century, the lush flood plains and sandy banks of Homolovi State Park remain a significant site for the Hopi community of today. View the…

Flagstaff

Enjoy all four seasons in Northern Arizona’s largest city — located along historic Route 66 just 80 miles from the Grand Canyon.

Sun­set Crater Vol­cano Nation­al Monument

Explore an otherworldly landscape at Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument, Arizona's most recent volcanic eruption site, which offers unique hikes and sightseeing.

Wal­nut Canyon Nation­al Monument

Located in Flagstaff, Walnut Canyon National Monument is a natural gem in central Arizona that offers opportunities to enjoy the outdoors and learn about the past. Among the remarkable geological formations of…

Williams

Midway between Flagstaff and the Grand Canyon, Williams' small-town charms invite lingering. This gateway to the Grand Canyon boasts a vibrant historic downtown district, plenty of lodging and dining options, and access…

Selig­man

A quirky small town along a preserved section of Route 66 captures a vibrant slice of Americana. Between Flagstaff and Kingman in Northern Arizona, Seligman preserves the Americana of yesteryear at the…

Peach Springs

With a setting that inspired the town of Radiator Springs in the Pixar Film Cars, and activities like cave exploring, whitewater rafting, and the famous grand canyon skywalk, Peach Springs—on historic Route…

Huala­pai Tribe

Hualapai Tribe's Grand Canyon West offers unparalleled views of the Grand Canyon’s west rim from hiking and biking trails, river rafting, and the famous Skywalk.

King­man

Motor into Kingman, Arizona's heart of historic Route 66.

Oat­man

In the northwest corner of Arizona, discover a town full of rugged character…and burros.

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Road Trips & Tours

Travel Like a Tourist: Williams

Play tourist in Williams—where Route 66 retro kitsch meets Grand Canyon grandeur.

Family Activities

25 Things to Do in Flagstaff

Consider this your definitive guide to Flagstaff—from stargazing to craft beer tasting, here are our favorite things to do in this mountain town.

Heritage & Culture

Vintage Arizona: Neon Lights and Mid-Century Charm

Arizona has some cool vintage sights to explore, from neon signs and roadside motels to diners and other iconic landmarks.

Guest Ranches

Historic Hat Ranch

Built in the late 1800s on 300 scenic acres, and located just 70 miles south of the Grand Canyon, the Historic Hat Ranch operated as a...

Family Activities

Lowell Observatory

Although recently demoted to a dwarf planet, the 9th planet Pluto was discovered at Lowell Observatory in 1930 by Clyde Tombaughs....

Guest Ranches

M Diamond Ranch

Enjoy a private ranch getaway at our guest house on a 100-year old working cattle ranch near Sedona. Room for 2-10 guests reserved...

Family Activities

Meteor Crater Natural Landmark

Visit the world's best-preserved meteorite impact site on Earth. Located just minutes from Interstate 40 and the old Route 66 in Northern...

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Old West Stables at The Grand Canyon Western Ranch

Our rides vary in length starting at 30 minutes, for beginner to advanced-level riders. We even have pony and wagon rides for children! We...

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Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters

Celebrating over 50 years of service, Papillon Helicopters is the world's largest and longest-running "flightseeing" company with over...

Guest Ranches

Stagecoach Trails Guest Ranch

Stagecoach Trails Guest Ranch is located in northwest Arizona in the Mohave Desert, one hour away from the nearest town.We welcome...