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Explore the Williams, Arizona Area

Trappers Rendezvous is located along Route 66 in the Kaibab National Forest in Williams Arizona.  Stay with us and discover the heart of cowboy country.  Below are a few of our favorite activities available in our area.  Check our Events Calendar for upcoming local events in Williams.

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Ride the Grand Canyon Railway - Travel a century-old rail line aboard the historic Grand Canyon Railway and arrive just steps from the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. Be entertained by cowboy characters, enjoy the tunes of strolling musicians, and be part of a mock train robbery as train travel from the early 1900s is recreated during the scenic 65-mile journey to the canyon.

Other Tours available - Take a Pink Jeep tour at the south rim or in Sedona, Helicopter or fixed wing plane over the Grand Canyon, or other group tour adventures. We will be happy to answer your questions about a tour for you and your family to enjoy in our area.  We offer a free service to book your tours and you receive a Trapper's Rendezvous souvenir.
Call 928-635-1002 for information or to make a booking.
(Sorry - Polar Express and Pumpkin Patch trains are not included).

Visit the Grand Canyon by Car - About 1 hour from Williams and a fantastic day adventure. Be sure to see the Desert View Watch Tower at the east gate entrance to the south rim. A Mary Coulter design you really must take the time to visit. (The tower closes one hour prior to sunset - but the view is still an amazing spot to watch the sunset.) We highly recommend visiting Walnut Canyon in the morning and the Grand Canyon in the afternoon before spending the night at Trapper's Rendezvous.

Shop in Downtown Williams - Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Prescott, Jerome or Sedona - Just a short day trip - with many shops and great places to visit or eat lunch.
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Bearizona - See wildlife up close at Bearizona Drive-thru Wildlife Park is an adventure you will not soon forget. Get up close and personal with many different animals in their natural environment and you’ll know why these bears have become an Arizona favorite. Following your two mile drive is a walk through nature area where you will enjoy viewing many smaller animals. Call 928-635-2289 or visit:  www.bearizona.com

Big Toy Playground - You can operate construction equipment! Play some Big Toy Games and find out why this heavy equipment playground is loads of FUN! Call 928-637-8808 or 928-606-5711 or visit: www.bigtoyplayground.com

Bill Williams Mountain - Amazing day hikes! Some of the most beautiful trails you will ever hike! Start at the Ranger station in Williams and go to the top of the mountain for some amazing views or hike one of many shorter trails from the same starting point. Call 928-635-2633 742 S Clover Rd, Williams, AZ 86046 

Cowboy’s Service AZ Carriage Co.
- A unique tour of beautiful historic downtown Williams, including stories of its past. We also do Weddings, Quinceaneras, and other special events. Family owned and operated in Northern Arizona since 1999.
Call 928-635-2152 or visit: www.azcarriagecompany.com

Elephant Rocks Golf Course - Arizona’s most picturesque golf course. Driving range, rental clubs and golf carts.
Designed by well-known golf architect Gary Panks. Tee times up to a week in advance. Now providing 18 holes of excitement.   Pro Shop – 928-635-4935 www.elephant-rocks.com

Grand Canyon Caverns - Located 66 miles from Williams, this natural wonder is the largest dry cavern in the United States. An elevator descends 22 stories underground and opens to a maze of caverns large enough to hold a football field.
Guided tours are available daily.  Ghost Walks Nightly - 2 Hour guided walk. Participants are supplied K2 (EMF) meters to register activity.
Large gift shop. (Route 66 Mile Marker 115, Peach Springs, AZ 86434)  928-422-3223  www.gccaverns.com

Grand Canyon Deer Farm - Petting zoo. Different varieties of deer, pygmy goats, llamas, monkeys, miniature donkeys, peacocks. Large gift shop. (I-40, exit 171)  800-926-3337 www.deerfarm.com

Fish or Hike in the Surrounding Hills - Nestled at the base of Bill Williams Mountain in the heart of Kaibab National Forest, Williams attracts its share of outdoor enthusiasts. Beautiful drives through wooded area and trails all around for horses, biking or hiking.  Seven fishing lakes and an endless system of hiking trails surround the town.

Cliff Dwellings and Area Ruins
Walnut Canyon National Monument is located 3 miles south of Flagstaff at exit 204. The canyon rim elevation is 6,690 ft (2,040 m); the canyon's floor is 350 ft lower. A 0.9 mi (1.4 km) long loop trail descends 185 ft (56 m) into the canyon passing 25 cliff dwelling rooms constructed by the Sinagua, a pre-Columbian cultural group that lived in Walnut Canyon from about 1100 to 1250 CE. Other habitations of the Sinagua people are preserved in the nearby national monuments below.

Sunset Crater and Wupatki National Monuments  -  Take Highway 89 north from Flagstaff for about 15 miles. Both monuments are located on a 35 mile loop off 89. The best time to hike is April & May or October, to beat the heat. In the fall, the colors of the black volcanic flows, the yellow aspen leaves, the deep blue ski, and the white of the snow on the San Francisco Mountains is stunning. Since the elevation of the Sunset Crater National Monument is 6,960 ft., the weather can be colder than Flagstaff.The ruins and the volcanic terrain are great. Definitely include time to tour the ruins.

Tuzigoot National Monument  - Tuzigoot National Monument is 52 miles south of Flagstaff, Arizona via U.S. Highway 89A, or 90 miles north of Phoenix. Travel Interstate Highway 17, take Exit 287 and travel west on Highway 260 to Cottonwood. You will continue through Cottonwood on Hwy 89A and go toward Clarkdale. At the first traffic light after turning on to 89A, signs will direct you to turn left to stay on 89A. Go straight through this intersection. This will put you on HISTORIC 89A (designated on the map above as HWY 260) and take you through “Old Town Cottonwood”. As you can tell from the map, Main Street (Historic 89A) does a lot of twisting around. Once you leave Cottonwood you are almost there. There will be a sign telling you where to turn to get to Tuzigoot National Monument. Enjoy the trip!

Montezuma Castle and Montezuma Well National Monuments  - Montezuma Castle: Follow I-17 to exit 289 (90 minutes north of Phoenix, 45 minutes south of Flagstaff). Drive east (through two traffic circles) for approximately 1/2 mile to the blinking red light. Turn left onto Montezuma Castle Road. Montezuma Well: Follow I-17 to exit 293 (north of the exit for Montezuma Castle). Continue through the towns of McGuireville and Rimrock, following the signs for 4 miles to the entrance to the Well.
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There are many restaurants to choose from in Williams!  We will be happy to help you make a decision or a reservation for a local eatery. Below are a few of our favorites.  Visit the Experience Williams website for more restaurant options.

South Rims Wine and Beer Garage - 928-635-5902  
Northern Arizona’s premier tasting room and lounge, featuring Arizona wine and craft beers, unique specialty gifts and souvenirs, and Native artisan collectibles.
Red Raven Restaurant - 928-635-4980  
A casual fine dining experience unique to the area. Red Raven’s offers artful entrees featuring fish and steak, pasta, crispy, colorful salads, and more.

Goldies Route 66 Diner - 928-635-4466  
A casual Route 66 Diner experience. Breakfast, lunch and dinner at affordable prices and yummy choices!
Milkshakes, pie and homemade food with many choices to satisfy the whole family.

Twister's 50's Soda Fountain - 928-635-0266
A fun, family place to dine for lunch or dinner. Includes a 50's memorabilia and candy shop. Hot dogs, ice ream, and much more!


Station 66 Italian Bistro - 928-635-3992
Delicious Neapolitan style wood-fired pizzas, pastas, salads, and a terrific wine selection.  Enjoy live entertainment and breathtaking views if Historic Route 66.
Cruiser's Route 66 Cafe - 959-603-6035  
Decorated with memorabilia of the 1950s, they offer everything from steaks, ribs, and burgers to salads, and chicken. TVs are tuned to sports competitions.
Wild West Junction - Branding Iron Restaurant - 928-635-4512  
The Branding Iron Restaurant is open daily and features the best breakfast this side of the Grand Canyon! 
Feel like you're back in the old west in the rustic dining room or dine outside in the town-square courtyard.
Historic Brewing Barrel and Bottle House  - 928-635-4150  
A family-owned restaurant serving their own inventive craft beer and wine along with a full bar.
Sandwiches and Burgers. A small variety of main course dinners and desserts.
Grand Canyon Brewing Company - 928-635-1911  
A local favorite for great burgers, pizza and salads. Many choices of award winning hand crafted beers. Pool tables, shuffle board and upstairs kid’s play area.

Pine Country Restaurant - 928-635-9718
Pine Country Restaurant is the home to world-famous homemade pies and a full coffee bar.  They are open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Plan to take some extra time to visit the gift shop.
Holiday Fun
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Wishes come true at Trapper's Rendezvous!

Begin a new family tradition at Trapper's Rendezvous.  Plan your adventure now and join us for a down-home country style cowboy holiday. Reserve one of our six luxury cabins in a rustic village decorated for the holidays.  Enjoy Halloween, Thanksgiving or Christmas with us this season.  You will feel at home in our cozy, natural setting.

We're just minutes from the Pumpkin Patch or Polar Express Train and the quaint town of Williams, where you will find friendly folks and the true meaning of family.
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