About Williams, AZ

"Gateway to the Grand Canyon"

Local Weather Information

Approximately 35 miles West of Flagstaff just off I-40 on Historic Route 66, is a quaint little town, Williams, AZ.

In 1881 Williams was founded by C.T. Rogers. A Post Office was built and about a year later and construction of the town commenced. The erecting of the Atlantic & Pacific Raliroads enticed many people to the Williams area and the town grew.

Today Williams offers a wide variety of attractions and a climate that can be enjoyed by all. Being approximately 6,700 feet above sea level, Williams enjoys mild summers for a perfect escape from the desert heat and for outdoor minded people, changing seasons. This region has several lakes to choose from that are perfect for camping, fishing and swimming. The beauty that is found in this area also makes hiking a wonderful experience. Golfers are pleased to find a challenging 9 hole course in a peaceful mountain setting.

In the winter the snow covered mountains turn Williams into a playground for snow lovers. The ski area has a variety of runs and trails to choose from. Hunting is also very popular in the Williams wilderness and most game is found here.

Whether seeking a weekend of camping or sight-seeing, a train ride, an afternoon trip to the Grand Canyon, or enjoying some of the many hotels, restaurants and shops, visit beautiful Williams, Arizona.

Williams Chamber of Commerce, 635-4061.
Williams AZ area code if needed is (520).


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