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Ash Fork

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Ash Fork is a census-designated place (CDP) in Yavapai County, Arizona, United States. The population was 457 at the 2000 census.GeographyAsh Fork is located at .According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 2.3sqmi, all of it land.Geologic places of interest include the Cathedral Caves which are approximately 10mi west of town off Arizona Road, and Dante's Descent, a 275ft deep sinkhole also known as "Devil's Hole", which is approximately five miles northwest of Ash Fork, off of Crookton Road. Unfortunately, after closure by the state, Dante's Descent cannot legally be visited by the public. Pictorial and historic documentation of the natural attraction may be found at the Ash Fork Library.Ash Fork lies in close proximity to Kaibab National Forest and Coconino National Forest, and international attractions such as the Grand Canyon are approximately an hour's drive away using major roads. Service roads allow swifter access to back areas of Grand Canyon National Park, but may not be open to public thoroughfare.Approximately 15mi to the north of Ash Fork is Beale Road, which has the distinction of being the first federally funded highway. The internationally renowned U.S. Route 66 also runs directly through the town. Notably, the longest original, uninterrupted stretch of Route 66 still in existence can be found between Ash Fork, Arizona, and Seligman, Arizona, beginning just beyond Ash Fork at Crookton Road. The surrounding geographical area and settlements served as inspiration for the 2006 Pixar film Cars.
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