A few miles west of Flagstaff in northern Arizona, Route 66 rejoins Interstate 40. A few miles later is the unincorporated town of Bellemont, notable for two things: being the highest location along Route 66 (around 7,130 feet above sea level) and serving as an increasingly popular biker stop.
The Grand Canyon Harley-Davidson dealership is located here — making it also the highest Harley dealership along Route 66 – and the Roadhouse Bar & Grill next to it serves as a good stop. Take in the fresh mountain air – but breathe deeply, it's thinner up here!
Continuing down I-40/Route 66 past the settlement of Parks, Exit 171 offers some opportunity to frolic with nature at the Grand Canyon Deer Farm toward Williams. Since 1969, it's been an opportunity for kids (and adults) to not only see deer up close, but walk around with them and feed them. It's not just limited to deer, though; they also have reindeer, talking birds, wallabies, mini-cattle, a camel, and two bison.