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Getting There -- Williams is on I-40 just west of the junction with Ariz. 64, which leads north to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon.

Amtrak (tel. 800/872-7245) has service to Williams on its Southwest Chief line. There's no station, though -- the train stops on the outskirts of town. However, a shuttle van from the Grand Canyon Railway Hotel will pick you up and drive you into town, and since most people coming to Williams by train are continuing on to the Grand Canyon on the Grand Canyon Railway, this arrangement works well.

Visitor Information -- For information on the Williams area, including details on hiking, mountain biking, and fishing, contact the Williams/Forest Service Visitors Center, 200 W. Railroad Ave. (tel. 800/863-0546 or 928/635-4061; www.williamschamber.com). The visitor center, which includes some interesting historical displays, is open daily from 8am to 5pm. The shop carries books on the Grand Canyon and trail maps for the adjacent national forest.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.