Route 66 Trip to Holbrook Arizona

The drive westbound from Gallup to Lupton, on the Arizona border, is only 24 miles on today's I-40. Continuing west, the old road passes through the Painted Desert and the Petrified Forest, and then into Holbrook.

66 Motel and Cafe, 1 mile east of Holbrook, Arizona

Holbrook began as a town of railroaders and cattlemen, outlaws and rugged lawmen. The National Old Trails Road reached Holbrook in 1913, and Route 66 was aligned through town in 1926.

Today it is a city steeped in Native American culture, Hispanic roots and pioneers from all walks of life.

The city, located in Navajo County, has a population of about 5,000 residents. Nearby are the beautiful Painted Desert and Petrified National Park, about 18 miles to the east.

For those with an interest in geology, Jim Gray's Petrified Wood Company is a fun stop. The Navajo County Historical Museum is well worth a visit as well. And don't miss the dinosaurs at the Rainbow Rock Shop, and the teepees at the Wigwam Motel !

WInslow lies 34 miles to the west, and Flagstaff is 93 miles west.

Map showing location of Holbrook on U.S. Route 66
Map showing U.S. Route 66 from Holbrook to Flagstaff, Arizona


Vintage view of the Wigwam Village No. 6, 800 Hopi Drive on U.S. 66, Holbrook, Arizona
Vintage view of the Wigwam Village No. 6, 800 Hopi Drive on U.S. 66, Holbrook, Arizona

Present day views of the Wigwam Motel in Holbrook, Arizona, one of the two remaining Wigwam Motels on Route 66

Wigwam Motel in Holbrook, Arizona Wigwam Motel in Holbrook, Arizona

More scenes around the Holbrook area

Rainbow Rock Shop in Holbrook
Rainbow Rock Shop in Holbrook
Jim Gray's Petrified Wood Company
Jim Gray's Petrified Wood Company in Holbrook Arizona
Crystal Forest Campground
Crystal Forest Campground near Holbrook AZ and the Petrified Forest NP
Dinosaurs at Jim Gray's in Holbrook
Dinosaurs at Jim Gray's in Holbrook

 

 

The Painted Desert near Holbrook, Arizona, directly on the path of Historic Route 66
The Painted Desert in Arizona, pathway of Historic Route 66

The Painted Desert

Shown here is signage at the Painted Desert marking the path of Route 66 through eight states, and through this area. It reads, in part ...

"Gaze down the long road and listen. You may hear echoes of the past ... echoes of Route 66"

Route 66 sign and marker in the Painted Desert in Arizona

Remnants of Route 66 can be seen in this photo of the Painted Desert in Arizona, along with the rusted hulk of a 1930s Studebaker.
Remnants of Route 66 can be seen in this photo of the Painted Desert in Arizona
Petrified Forest National Park in Arizona, near Holbrook
Petrified Forest National Park in Arizona

Interactive Map of Holbrook, Arizona

Lodging Options Along Route 66 in Eastern Arizona

Hotels in Holbrook, Arizona

Hotels in Winslow, Arizona

Hotels in Flagstaff, Arizona

TripAdvisor

 

More Information About Holbrook

Holbrook Chamber of Commerce

 

City of Holbrook website

 

Navajo County website

 

Holbrook Tourism at VisitArizona.com

 

Driving West
on the Next Route 66 Segment?

Holbrook thru Winslow to Flagstaff

Route 66 Road Trip westbound from Holbrook thru Winslow to Flagstaff, Arizona

 

While traveling Route 66, make a side trip to the Grand Canyon ... click for details!

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