is a relatively large city along I-40, half way (95 miles) between Flagstaff and Gallup, New Mexico, situated on a high desert plain at 5,080 foot elevation. The interstate divides the city in two; the historic downtown area is to the south, adjoining the railway tracks, while a smaller, less developed district lies to the north, including most of the hotels, an RV site and the local airport. Route 66
passes through the city, now designated Navajo Blvd and Hopi Drive. The Little Colorado River flows past immediately south of the railroad.
Besides acting as an important stopping place for cross-state travelers on the interstate, Holbrook is also popular as the closest city to Petrified Forest National Park
, one of the top ten attractions in Arizona; the north entrance is 24 miles via I-40, and the south 19 miles along US 180. Another notable site nearby (60 miles west) is the Meteor Crater
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