Visitor Info

Hours of Operation:
Late April – Mid-October: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. Daily.
Mid-October – Late April: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Daily.

Park Fee: None

Map/Directions:
1/2 AZ-264
Ganado, AZ 86505

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Hours of Operation:
Winter hours (October – April 20): 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Daily.
Summer hours (April 20 – October): 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. Daily.

Please note: The Navajo Nation observes Mountain Daylight Saving Time from March through November while the rest of Arizona observes Mountain Standard Time. When it is 1 p.m. in Flagstaff, Arizona it is 2 p.m. at Hubbell Trading Post.

The Park is closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day.

Dining: Dining options are limited in Ganado. Hubbell has snacks and drinks, and we have a picnic area if you bring your own lunch. For the adventurous, you can usually find street food such as burritos, Navajo tacos, and roast mutton at the Ganado flea market, ½ mile east of Hubbell on the northeast corner of the intersection of Hwy 264 and south Hwy 191. A quick and easy meal can be had at Burger King, 4 miles west of Hubbell on Hwy 264. Several sit-down restaurants are available in Chinle, 35 miles north on Hwy 191, and the Window Rock area, 35 miles east on Hwy 264.

Lodging: The nearest hotels are available in Chinle, Window Rock, and Holbrook, AZ.

Camping: The nearest campgrounds are found at Canyon de Chelly near Chinle, AZ. Check in at the visitor center for more information.

Driving tour recommendation: Although Hubbell Trading Post is a destination unto itself, we recommend planning at least three more stops in the region:

  1. Did you know Mr. Hubbell had about 30 trading posts? His trading post in Ganado is where he called home and raised his family, but his trading post in Winslow, AZ, located right next to the railroad, was his center of business Now the Winslow visitor center and office of the Chamber of Commerce, the historic building still has many remnants of the old trading post.
  2. A trip inside the Navajo Nation wouldn’t be complete without spending a day at Canyon de Chelly. Several viewpoints on the driving tour will reward you with vistas that rival the Grand Canyon, and you can see iconic features such as White House ruin and Spider Rock. Spider Rock is the location where Navajo folklore says weaving began.
  3. Head east to Albuquerque, and visit J.L. Hubbell’s childhood home. At the Gutierrez-Hubbell House you can tour the home and see displays of antique furnishings and exhibits to learn more about Mr. Hubbell’s family and background.

While you’re here: Hubbell Trading Post is famous for its wonderful selection of authentic Navajo rugs and other southwest Native American arts and crafts, but most visitors are pleasantly surprised to discover how much there is to do here! Be sure to check in at the visitor center where you’ll find extensive exhibits about the Hubbell family, the history of trade in the region, Navajo culture, and of course the importance of sheep and weaving to the Navajo people.

If our demonstration weaver, Ruby Hubbard, is working, you’ll get to see weaving in action, too. From there, you can take a ranger-guided tour of the Hubbell home. Afterward, self-tour around the old homestead to see the sheep, horses, chickens, garden, historic farm buildings, and more. Head into the trading post for an ice cream or a sample of historic Arbuckles coffee. Visit the rug room and the trader’s office, and if your timing is right, you can watch as our trader, Edson Eskeets, purchases items directly from the artists. Be sure to buy a rug before you go!

Tourism Information
http://www.discovernavajo.com/
http://winslowarizona.org/
http://www.hopiculturalcenter.com/
http://www.aianta.org/