55 miles E of Flagstaff; 70 miles S of Second Mesa; 33 miles W of Holbrook

It’s hard to imagine that a town could build its tourist fortunes on a mention in a pop song, but that is exactly what Winslow has done, decades after the Eagles sang about “standin’ on a corner in Winslow, Arizona,” in the hit song “Take It Easy,” written by Glenn Frey and Jackson Browne (the latter of whom still turns up in town from time to time). On the corner of Second St. and Kinsley Ave., the town even has an official Standin’ on the Corner Park (complete with a mural of a girl in a flatbed Ford, to match the song’s road-weary lyrics).

Nearby is the beautifully restored La Posada, one of the Southwest’s historic railroad hotels. Twenty miles west of town is mile-wide Meteor Crater. And northeast of town, Homolovi Ruins State Park preserves significant archaeological sites from the Ancestral Puebloan culture. If you happen to be a rock climber, you’ll find great climbing routes in the Moenkopi section of Jacks Canyon south of town.

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