The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) has 16 highway rest stops under its control in Arizona.
All ADOT-owned rest areas have restrooms, drinking fountains, vending machines, free parking, pet exercise areas, covered ramadas and picnic tables, ADA accessible parking and restrooms, and caretakers on-site 16 hours per day. Most of the highway rest areas have pleasant desert or mountain views.
North of Phoenix
- Hassayampa, on US 60, near Wickenburg
- Haviland, on I-40, near Kingman
- McGuireville, on I-17, near Camp Verde and Sedona
- Meteor Crater, on I-40, between Flagstaff and Winslow
- Painted Cliffs, on I-40, on the New Mexico border
- Sunset Point, on I-17, about 40 miles north of Phoenix near Black Canyon City
South of Phoenix
- Canoa Ranch, on I-19, about 35 miles south of Tucson, near Green Valley
- San Simon, on I-10, near the border of New Mexico, near Lordsburg, NM
- Texas Canyon, on I-10, about 70 miles east of Tuscon
East of Phoenix
- Sacaton, on I-10, about 30 miles east of Phoenix, near Casa Grande
- Salt River Canyon, on US 60, on the San Carlos Apache and White Mountain Apache Reservation
West of Phoenix
- Bouse Wash, on I-10, about 100 miles west of Phoenix, near Vicksburg
- Burnt Well, on I-10, about 64 miles west of Phoenix, near Tonopah
- Ehrenberg, on I-10, on the California border, near Quartzite and Blythe, CA
- Mohawk, on I-8, near Dateland
- Sentinel, on I-8, east of Dateland
Finding Additional Rest Areas
There are also rest areas that are not on highways, and/or not owned or operated by ADOT but open to the public. You can see all of ADOT's highway rest areas, as well as the other public rest stops, on their map. You can also see if any areas are closed for maintenance.
Drivers are encouraged to use the rest area amenities to make their trips along Arizona's highways more comfortable and safer. You can use them for restroom breaks, dog walking, and relief areas, switching drivers, and using vending machines.
These rest areas have also been designated as Safe Phone Zones, to encourage drivers to stop here to use phones for calling, texting, and accessing mobile apps.