Hubbell Trading Post National Historic Site

The Hubbell Trading Post National Historic Site shows how the intersection of two cultures affected each of them. In 1878, Joh Lorenzo Hubbell purchased an old run-down trading post in northeastern Arizona and immediately set about expanding its possibilities by working with the Navajo Nation to increase Navajo exposure to the world. Within ten years, he changed the post from an impoverished curiosity to a burgeoning business that acted as a gateway that swung both ways. For the Navajo, the trading post became an access point to the essentials for life. For the outside world, Navajo artists' incredible works grew in demand across the globe. Today, the Hubbell Trading Post National Historic Site is visited by hundreds of thousands from as far away as Los Angeles, CA, and Phoenix, AZ, looking to discover how a culture grew out of a parched environment to have a significant influence on other parts of the world.

Things to Do

Things To Do Near Hubbell Trading Post National Historic Site

The Hubbell Trading Post National Historic Site sits within the city limits of Ganado, AZ. Within walking distance are several restaurants, shops, and museums of various types. Hiking trails do not exist at the site, but there are several in the Canyon de Chelly National Monument that is just 40 miles north with excellent views of the surrounding desert.

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How To Get To Hubbell Trading Post National Historic Site

Like most locations in the Arizona desert, the distances between locations are long, especially distances between large urban areas and national sites. To get to the Hubbell Trading Post National Historic Site from the nearest urban area (Flagstaff, AZ), get onto United States Highway 180 East (US-180 E), and drive for 0.4 miles. Merge left onto Interstate 40 (I-40), and go through Winslow, Holbrook, and Petrified Forest National Park for 131.4 miles until you reach the intersection with United States Highway 191 (US-191). Take the off-ramp to the right to get onto US-191, and travel for 37.4 miles into Ganado, AZ, and the Hubbell Trading Post National Historic Site. The Hubbell Trading Post and its auxiliary sites are open year-round.

Address

Arizona State Route 264 Milepost 446.3, Ganado, AZ 86505

Fee: Entry Fee (per person) There is no entry fee.

The Hubbell Trading Post National Historic Site is located in a unique section of the United States. The horizons are endless, and the highways are the primary links between communities. Traveling through these magnificent views and enjoying the amenities provided by the businesses and parks along the way is best experienced by renting an RV from owners who live close to the area. You may even garner some knowledge of the area from the RV owners or through sites like RVshare before you venture into the wilds of Arizona. Your trip to this part of the country generates memories that last a lifetime.