Williams is located in Northern Arizona. It is in Coconino County. The town of Williams is nestled at the base of the Bill Williams Mountain, in the Kaibab National Forest,off interstate 40, just 30 minutes west of Flagstaff. Historical Route 66 travels through the center of town where vintage shops and retaurants are located. You can get to Williams from Phoenix and Tucson by taking Interstate 17, continue on Interstate 17, until Flagstaff; and pick up 40 west to Williams. Williams is 170 miles from Phoenix and 280 from Tucson.
Williams is a beautiful small town surrounded by pines. It is a town that began with cattle ranching and lumber. Today, Williams has a population of 2,500. The town sits at an elevation of 6,780 feet.
The climate is cool all year. The low winter temperature average is 23 degrees and the summer high average temperature is 80 degrees. Williams is known as the "Gateway to the Grand Canyon", and offers the shortest path to the Grand Canyon from Interstate 40, only 59 miles.
There are several attractions that you must see during your visit to Williams. The Grand Canyon Railroad provides daily trips to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. Also fun to visit the Grand Canyon Deer Farm, a terrific place for kids. You will see a variety of animals and have an opportunity to feed deer right out of your hand.
Williams has an abundance of outdoor activities, particularly the Sycamore Canyon Wilderness Area boasts the second largest canyon in Arizona. Visitors can enjoy the most scenic point of
the canyon, just minutes away from Williams. Williams has four beautiful lakes: Cataract Lake, Kaibab Lake, Dogtown Lake and White Horse Lake.
The city and the the mountain of Williams, were named for William S. â€œBillâ€ Williams, a famous master trapper and scout on the Santa Fe Trail. Williams, at an elevation of 6,780 feet, maintains its attractive small-town atmosphere, while large-town conveniences and entertainment are only 30 minutes away in Flagstaff via I-40. Walnut Canyon and Wupatki National Monuments are an hour away, sites of several 12th-century Indian ruins; Sunset Crater, the remains of a once-active volcano; and the San Francisco Peaks, the highest elevation in Arizona.