- How do you get from Williams to the Grand Canyon?
From the Williams and Forest Service Visitor Center go one block south on Route 66, turn left (east) on Route 66 for two miles, go under Highway 40 and go north on Route 64 to the Grand Canyon, a total of 62 miles.
- Where is the Grand Canyon Railway?
From the Williams and Forest Service Visitor Center go north (left) on Grand Canyon Boulevard across the railroad tracks, turn left at the sign for the Grand Canyon Railway. The depot is located adjacent to the railroad tracks, behind the Grand Canyon Railway Hotel.
- What is there to do at the Grand Canyon?
See one of the seven natural wonders of the world! Based on the time of the year you can:
- Take a shuttle bus to Hermits Rest, where on the way you can stop an eight lookout points of the Grand Canyon
- Go to one or more of the Ranger Programs at the Grand Canyon
- See sunrise and sunset from designated favorite lookout points
- Hike the canyon
- What is there to do in Williams?
- Historic Walking Tour of the town of Williams
- Four lakes for fishing or picnicking
- Hiking on Forest Service trails
- Golfing at Elephant Rock Golf Course
- Skiing at Elk Ridge Ski area in the winter and tubing all year round
- Cross country skiing in the winter
- Restaurants and shopping within the town of Williams
- Is there camping in and around Williams?
We have four lakes in the Kaibab National Forest in the Williams area:
- Kaibab Lake
- Cataract Lake
- White HorseLake
We also have dispersed camping available in the Kaibab National Forest (See the Williams and Forest Service Visitor Center for more details.
Private campgrounds within Williams are also available.
- Can I drive on Route 66?
We have a two- mile loop of Route 66 in the town of Williams. Start your trip on Route 66 at the Williams Visitor Center and “get your kicks on Route 66” in Williams. We have information on Route 66 in the Williams and Forest Service Visitor Center.
- Can I buy my pass here for the Grand Canyon?
Yes, you can buy various types of passes at the Williams and Forest Service Visitor Center.
- 1-7 Day pass for a carload – $25.00
- Yearly pass for all National Parks – $80.00
- Senior Pass – $10.00 ( for American citizens, 62 years and older)
- Is there fishing around the Williams area?
Yes, we have four lakes in the Williams area:
- Whitehorse Lake
- Cataract Lake
- Dogtown Lake
- Kaibab Lake
We also have fishing at Santa Fe Dam.
- Do I need a fishing license and where do I go to get one?
Yes, you need a fishing license to fish in the Kaibab National Forest area. Children, fourteen and over are required to have a fishing license. You can obtain a fishing license currently at the Outdoor Store in Williams.
- Is there a place where we can go skiing or cross country skiing in Williams?
- Elk Ridge Ski Area is available for downhill skiing and tubing
- Cross country skiing can be done at Sevier Flat, Barney Flat and Spring Valley Cross Country Trail
- Oak Hill Snow Play area – free sledding (soft sleds or inner tubes only)
- Do you have new homes available in your area?
Yes, we have several areas where new homes are available: Highland Meadows, Highland Meadows North, Escalante and various areas within the Williams city limits. (See local realtors for additional information)
- Are there RV campgrounds in the Williams area with hookups?
Yes, we have seven campgrounds in the Williams area that have hookups. Click here for our RV & Campgrounds Listings.
- What is the altitude in Williams?
The altitude is 6,780 feet at the Williams and Forest Service Visitor Center200 West Railroad Avenue in Williams, Arizona. We are open seven days a week from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Our telephone number is (928) 635-1418.