Pictures:  Arizona - Interstate 40 Westbound

Total Mileage In State: 359 miles
Eastern End: At New Mexico state line
Western End: At California state line
Mileage Covered in Pictures: 359 miles
Counties Covered in Pictures: Apache, Navajo, Coconino, Yavapai, Mohave
Major Junctions in Pictures: I-17, in Flagstaff, AZ (Exit 195)
Main Towns/Cities in Pictures: Holbrook, Winslow, Flagstaff, Williams, Kingman
Arizona welcome sign as Interstate 40 enters the Grand Canyon state from New Mexico.
Interstate 40 West at Exit 357:  BIA Route 12 North - Window Rock
Interstate 40 West at Exit 354:  Hawthorne Rd
Speed limit sign near mile marker 354. The speed limit on rural interstates in Arizona is 75 mph, as it is in most western states.
Interstate 40 West at Exit 351:  Allentown Rd
Interstate 40 West shield sign near mile marker 350.
Interstate 40 West at Exit 348:  Houck
Sign at mile marker 347 indicating that you are at an elevation of 6,000 feet. After all, they call this region the high desert for a reason.
Interstate 40 West at Exit 346:  Pine Springs Rd
Interstate 40 West:  Road view from near mile marker 344.
Interstate 40 West at Exit 343:  Querino Rd
Interstate 40 West at Exit 341:  Ortega Rd
Interstate 40 West at Exit 339:  US 191 South - St Johns
Interstate 40 West at Exit 333:  US 191 North - Ganado
Interstate 40 West at Exit 330:  McCarrell Rd
Interstate 40 West at Exit 325:  Navajo
Interstate 40 West at Exit 320:  Pinta Rd
Interstate 40 West at Exit 311:  Petrified Forest National Park
Grand Canyon National Park lies 190 miles ahead, via Interstate 40 West and AZ 64 North. There are other ways to get there, but I found that way the easiest.
Interstate 40 West at Exit 303:  Adamana Rd
Interstate 40 West at Exit 300:  Goodwater
Interstate 40 West at Exit 294:  Sun Valley Rd
Interstate 40 West at Exit 292:  AZ 77 North - Keams Canyon
Sign listing the mileage to the 3 different Holbrook exits. E Navajo Blvd is 1 1/2 miles ahead while W Navajo Blvd is 3 3/4 miles ahead and Hopi Dr is 5 1/2 miles ahead on I-40.
Interstate 40 West at Exit 289:  Business I-40 - Navajo Blvd
Interstate 40 West at Exit 286:  Business I-40 / AZ 77 South / AZ 377 South / US 180 East - Show Low / Heber
Interstate 40 West at Exit 285:  Business I-40 - Hopi Dr
Interstate 40 West at Exit 283:  Perkins Valley Rd
Interstate 40 West:  View from mile marker 283. As the sign says, I-40 in Arizona is also known as the Purple Heart Trail.
Interstate 40 West at Exit 280:  Hunt Rd / Geronimo Rd
Interstate 40 West:  View from near mile marker 280. I-40 has gone down to 5,000 feet in elevation. The elevation changes on I-40 tend to occur gradually.
Interstate 40 West:  Road view from mile marker 279.
Interstate 40 West at Exit 277:  Business I-40 - Joseph City
Interstate 40 West at Exit 274:  Business I-40 - Joseph City
Interstate 40 West at Exit 269:  Jackrabbit Rd
Interstate 40 West at Exit 264:  Hibbard Rd
Interstate 40 West at Exit 257:  AZ 87 North - Second Mesa
Interstate 40 West at Exit 255:  Business I-40 / AZ 87 South - Payson
Interstate 40 West at Exit 253:  North Park Dr
Interstate 40 West at Exit 252:  Business I-40 - Hipkoe Dr
Interstate 40 West at Exit 245:  AZ 99 North - Leupp
Interstate 40 West at Exit 239:  Meteor City Rd
Interstate 40 West at Exit 233:  Meteor Crater Rd
Interstate 40 West at Exit 230:  Two Guns
Interstate 40 West at Exit 225:  Buffalo Range Rd
Warning sign near mile marker 221. You should watch for elk for the next 65 miles.
Interstate 40 West at Exit 219:  Twin Arrows
Interstate 40 West:  Road view from near mile marker 214. Flagstaff is located at the mountains you can see off in the distance.
Interstate 40 West at Exit 211:  Winona
Interstate 40 West at Exit 207:  Cosnino Rd
Interstate 40 West:  Another road view, this time from near mile marker 206. What a nice view!
Sign indicating that you are now entering the Flagstaff city limits.
Interstate 40 West at Exit 204:  Walnut Canyon National Monument
Interstate 40 West at Exit 201:  Business I-40 West / US 89 North / US 180 West - Flagstaff / Page
Interstate 40 West at Exit 198:  Butler Ave
Interstate 40 West at Exit 195:  Interstate 17 South / AZ 89A South - Phoenix; AZ 89A North - Flagstaff
Interstate 40 West:  Road view from near mile marker 194. The tall pine trees in the mountains around Flagstaff make for absolutely beautiful scenery.
Interstate 40 West at Exit 192: Flagstaff Ranch Rd
Interstate 40 West at Exit 191:  Business I-40
Interstate 40 West at Exit 190:  A-1 Mountain Rd
Interstate 40 West at mile marker 190. At this point, you are at the Arizona Divide, which is 7,335 feet in elevation!
Interstate 40 West:  Road view from near mile marker 188.
Interstate 40 West:  Another road view, this time from near mile marker 187. You will now begin to descend the tall mountains.
Interstate 40 West at Exit 185:  Transwestern Rd / Bellemont
Interstate 40 West at Exit 178:  Parks Rd
Interstate 40 West at Exit 171:  Pittman Valley Rd / Deer Farm Rd
Interstate 40 West at Exit 167:  Garland Prairie Rd / Circle Pines Rd
Take any of the next 3 exits to get to Williams.
Interstate 40 West at Exit 165:  Business I-40 / AZ 64 - Williams / Grand Canyon. Taking this exit and following AZ 64 North is the best way to get to Grand Canyon National Park.
Interstate 40 West at Exit 163:  Williams / Grand Canyon
Interstate 40 West at Exit 161:  Business I-40 / Historic Route 66 - Williams
Mileage sign near mile marker 160. It's 15 miles to Ash Fork, 39 miles to Seligman, and 458 miles to Los Angeles, CA.
Interstate 40 West at Exit 157:  Devil Dog Rd. Trucks are not permitted to use this exit.
Warning sign near mile marker 156, telling you that there is a 6% downgrade 3/4 miles ahead. 6% is pretty steep.
Interstate 40 West:  Road view from mile marker 155, as I-40 begins its 6% downgrade.
Interstate 40 West at Exit 151:  Welch Rd. Trucks are not permitted to use this exit either.
Interstate 40 West at Exit 149:  Monte Carlo Rd
Interstate 40 West at Exit 146:  Business I-40 / AZ 89 South - Ash Fork / Prescott
Interstate 40 West at Exit 144:  Business I-40 - Ash Fork. The next services available past this exit on I-40 are 22 miles ahead.
Interstate 40 West at Exit 139:  Crookton Rd
Either of the next 2 exits will take you to Seligman.
Interstate 40 West at Exit 123:  Business I-40 / To AZ 66 - Seligman / Peach Springs
Interstate 40 West at Exit 121:  Business I-40 / To AZ 66 - Seligman / Peach Springs. It's a good idea to fill up the gas tank here since the next services on I-40 are 56 miles ahead.
Interstate 40 West:  Road view from mile marker 117.
Interstate 40 West at Exit 109:  Anvil Rock Rd
Interstate 40 West at Exit 103:  Jolly Rd
Interstate 40 West at Exit 96:  Cross Mountain Rd
Interstate 40 West at Exit 91:  Fort Rock Rd
This sign indicates that you are now at an elevation of 5,000 feet, having come down off the mountains in Flagstaff.
Interstate 40 West at Exit 87:  Willows Ranch Rd
Interstate 40 West:  Road view from mile marker 85.
Interstate 40 West:  Another road view. This one is near mile marker 84.
Interstate 40 West:  Road view from mile marker 80. I-40 is now at an elevation of 4,000 feet.
Interstate 40 West at Exit 79:  Silver Springs Rd
Interstate 40 West at Exit 71:  US 93 South - Wickenburg / Phoenix
Interstate 40 West at Exit 66:  Blake Ranch Rd
Mileage sign near mile marker 65. Kingman is 15 miles ahead, Las Vegas, NV is 110 miles, and Los Angeles, CA is 363 miles ahead.
Interstate 40 West at Exit 59:  DW Ranch Rd
Sign listing the mileage to the different exits for Kingman.
Interstate 40 West at Exit 53:  Historic Route 66 / AZ 66 East - Andy Devine Ave / Kingman Airport
Interstate 40 West at Exit 51:  Stockton Hill Rd
Interstate 40 West at Exit 48:  US 93 / To AZ 68 - Beale St / Las Vegas
Interstate 40 West:  Road view from near mile marker 46.
Interstate 40 West at Exit 44:  Shinarump Dr / Oatman Hwy
Interstate 40 West at Exit 37:  Griffith Rd
Interstate 40 West at Exit 28:  Old Trails Rd
Interstate 40 West at Exit 26:  Proving Ground Rd
Interstate 40 West at Exit 25:  Alamo Rd
Interstate 40 West at Exit 20:  Santa Fe Ranch Rd
Interstate 40 West at Exit 13:  Franconia Rd
Interstate 40 West at Exit 9:  AZ 95 South - Lake Havasu City / Parker
Interstate 40 West at Exit 2:  Needle Mountain Rd
Interstate 40 West at Exit 1:  Golden Shores / Oatman
Interstate 40 West near mile marker 0, as I-40 prepares to cross the Colorado River into California.