Only 19 miles west of Williams on Route 66 is the town of Ash Fork. One of the town's claim to fame is large number of stone quarries and stone yards in and around the town, with Ash Fork proclaiming itself "The Flagstone Capital of the World".
Ash Fork was on the route of the Atlantic and Pacific Railroad in 1882, and later the Santa Fe Railroad. It was named for the many ash trees growing at the town site. The Fred Harvey Escalante Hotel was built there in 1907.
Route 66 brought a boost to the town’s economy. However, when the highway was widened in later years, many historic storefronts were demolished. Today, the town resides on the north side of I-40.
A popular attraction is the Ash Fork Route 66 Museum, located at 901 Old Route 66 operated by the Ash Fork Historical Society. Phone the museum at 928.637.0204
|Welcome to Ash Fork, Arizona on Historic Route 66
|Ash Fork Route 66 Museum
|Route 66 Museum Interior Exhibits
|The Purple & White DeSoto on the roof ... DeSoto's Salon
327 Lewis Ave, Ash Fork
|The Zettlers Store, serving Route 66 since 1929
A Blast from the Past!
Arizona Route 66 Passport
The Arizona Route 66 Passport is your guide into the heart of America. Cruise along the Mother Road, collecting stamps at locations along the way. Each passport comes with a free Traveler's Guide.
It is published by the The Historic Route 66 Association of Arizona, a non-profit organization, dedicated to the preservation, protection, and promotion of both the surface, and the memories along Arizona’s portion of Route 66. Proceeds from the sale of Passports benefit this cooperative marketing initiative.
Purchase an Arizona Route 66 Passport online or pick one up at one of the locations where stamps are given.
Arizona Digital Route 66 Passport: Rock the Route
The Arizona Office of Tourism launched in late August of 2022 the Digital Route 66 Passport. From Topock 66 on the Colorado River in the west to The Painted Desert Trading Post in the east plus miles of famous sights, shops, eats and towns in between, the free digital passport makes planning a Route 66-centric road trip easier than ever.
There’s even the chance to win prizes by checking in and uploading photos through the passport.
Access to the free digital map and passport is delivered instantly to phones and mobile devices after a quick sign-up.
Read how the Passport works and how to get one: Arizona Digital Route 66 Passport
Read the Press Release here: Arizona Office of Tourism Launches Digital Route 66 Passport