Bill Williams Mountain

Total Miles
8.2

Elevation

2,822.29 ft

Duration

0.75 Hours

Technical Rating

1

Easy

Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall

Trail Overview

Bill Williams Mountain is an iconic piece of Northern Arizona History, named after William Sherley "Old Bill" Williams who was a noted mountain man and frontiersman. The top of this mountain is populated by a number of radio towers and a fire watchtower, which can be seen for miles in the surrounding territory. Rocky from the start, this trail is no challenge, though the hairpin turns and dust urge you to take your time. It's a maintained shelf road, though not in the winter, as there is a gate at the access point. Though it is mostly one way, you'll find pullouts for slower traffic and passing, as it tends to get narrower the higher you climb. Once at the summit, you'll be treated to views of the beautiful Arizona landscape, with ridges of red rock, expansive valleys, and, on a clear day, you might even see the Grand Canyon to the North.

Photos of Bill Williams Mountain

Bill Williams Mountain
Bill Williams Mountain
Bill Williams Mountain

Difficulty

This is a dirt or rocky road with gentle grades. Safe for most 4WD and high-clearance 2WD vehicles. Roads are typically two vehicles wide.

Technical Rating

1

Status Reports

Peter Larson
Sep 26, 2023
4x4
Open
Normal
Dusty
Douglas William
Jun 15, 2023
SxS
Open
Normal

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