Williams (Arizona)

Williams with parade in town

Williams is a town in Northern Arizona, 35 miles west of Flagstaff. In 1984, it was the last Route 66 town to be bypassed by freeway.


The city's location is on Interstate 40, as well as its position on the old Route 66, make it a frequent stop for travelers passing through on their way to more exotic destinations. The city is also a major gateway to the Grand Canyon.


 Climate Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Daily highs (°F) 47 49 54 62 71 81 83 81 75 65 54 47
Nightly lows (°F) 23 25 28 33 42 49 55 54 48 38 29 23
Precipitation (in) 2.2 2.5 2.2 1.1 0.6 0.4 2.8 3.4 1.8 1.6 1.7 2.1

   Data from NOAA (1981-2010)

Get in

Located 35 miles west of Flagstaff on I-40 and 1 hour south of the South Rim of the Grand Canyon.

Get around

There is no public transportation, but the historic core of Williams is easily explored on foot.


Bill Williams statue


Grand Canyon Railway


Twisters Soda Fountain




The historic Grand Canyon Hotel
The historic Red Garter Bed and Bakery





Kaibab Lake Campground

Go next

Routes through Williams

Los Angeles Kingman  W  E  Flagstaff Albuquerque
Kingman Ash Fork  W  E  Flagstaff Gallup
Kingman Ash Fork  W  E  Flagstaff Gallup
Grand Canyon Tusayan  N  S  END

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