The Arizona Department of Transportation ("ADOT") owns 16 rest stops on highways under its control in the State of Arizona.
Highway Rest Stops, North of Phoenix
- Hassayampa, on US60, 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, New Mexico border
- Sunset Point, on I-17, about 40 miles north of Phoenix near Black Canyon City
Highway Rest Stops, South of Phoenix
- Canoa Ranch, on I-8, about 35 miles south of Tucson, near Green Valley
- Texas Canyon, on I-10, about 70 miles east of Tucson
- San Simeon, on I-10, near the border of New Mexico
Highway Rest Stops, East of Phoenix
- Sacaton, on I-10, about 30 miles east of Phoenix, near Casa Grande
- Salt River Canyon, on US60, near Globe
Highway Rest Stops, 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, California border, near Blythe, CA and Quartzite
- Mohawk, on I-8, near Welton, on the way to Yuma
- Sentinel, on I-8, west of Gila Bend
Check here to see if any rest areas are closed for maintenance. 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, caretakers on-site 16 hours per day. Most of the highway rest areas have pleasant desert or mountain views.
There are also rest areas that are not on highways, and/or not owned or operated by ADOT but are open to the public. You can see all of ADOT's highway rest areas, as well as the other public rest stops, on this map.
Drivers are encouraged to use the rest area amenities to make their trips along Arizona's highways more comfortable and safer. Use them for rest room 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.