Williams is in the valleys and meadows at the base of Bill Williams Mountain, in the beautiful Kaibab National Forest of north-central Arizona.  Know as the Gateway to the Grand Canyon®, it offers turn-of-the-20th-Century steam engine or vitage 1950's diesel locomotive train rides between Williams and the Grand Canyon.  Williams, the city and the mountain, were named for William S. "Bill" Williams, a famous master trapper and scout on the Sante Fe Trail.  Williams maintains its attractive small-town atmosphere, while large-town conveniences and entertainment are only 30 minutes away in Flagstaff via I-40.

 

 

 

Elephant RR Museum Route 66