Ash Fork is close to Kaibab National Forest and the Grand Canyon — approximately an hour’s drive away using major roads. 15 miles to the north of Ash Fork is Beale Road, which was being the first federally funded highway. Also, the longest original, uninterrupted stretch of Route 66 still in existence can be found between Ash Fork and Seligman. (see our video at here)
Part of what was once Route 66 still runs directly through Ash Fork, with Park Avenue running east and Lewis Avenue running west. Historic buildings, including a false front structure and old railroad company houses can be seen along these streets. The majority of the town’s businesses, including the Oasis Lounge and the Ranch House Cafe, can be found along Park Avenue.
Certain areas of the town were selected to be used as sets in the filming of 1992’s Universal Soldier, supposedly due to the extremely low purchase price and poor condition of several buildings, including an old motel, which were blown up for cinematic effect.
So Drive America’s Highways down the historic Mother Road in Ash Fork Arizona with Interstate 411