PHOTOS: AmericaJR Goes Crusin’ on Route 66 — Williams, AZ

A zipline is located along Route 66 in Williams, Ariz. (Jason Rzucidlo/AmericaJR)

AmericaJR’s Jason Rzucidlo recently went for a road trip along historic Route 66 in Arizona. In this gallery, you’ll see photos from Williams, Arizona. lso known as the “Gateway to the Grand Canyon”, Williams was the last city on Historic Route 66 to be bypassed by Interstate 40. The community, bypassed on October 13, 1984, continues to thrive on tourism. It is also the southern terminus of the Grand Canyon Railway, which takes visitors to Grand Canyon Village. There are numerous inns, motels, restaurants and gas stations catering to the large influx of tourists rather than local residents, especially during the summer and holiday seasons.

Williams, Arizona is 33 miles west of Flagstaff, 175 miles north of Phoenix and 220 miles southwest of Las Vegas. For more information, go to