Plan Your Visit

WELCOME TO THE NAVAJO NATION


We hope you enjoy your visit to Hubbell Trading Post National Historic Site! The park is surrounded by Navajo tribal lands with families living in nearby Ganado, Arizona. While visiting the Navajo Nation, please remember we observe Daylight Savings Time.

Please consider visiting these areas nearby - Canyon de Chelly National Monument, Navajo National Monument, Petrified Forest National Park and Monument Valley Tribal Park.

TRIP PLANNING


There is NO entrance fee. Currently, the Visitor Center is open periodically for visitors to see Master Weaver Ruby Hubbard hard at work on a one-of-a-kind Navajo rug. Feel free to walk the grounds on your own to visit the historic trading post and park store where you will find arts and crafts along with grocery items and souvenirs. You can see the family Hubbell Home, some farm animals, a historic barn and other buildings, and historic farm equipment. Limited in person activities are offered with a Park Ranger such as a free peek into the Hubbell Home.

The town of Ganado offers a convenience store with gas station, post office, hospital, schools and tribal offices. There are no campgrounds, lodging or dining available. About 5 miles west of the park is Burnside, AZ at the Junction of 191, 264 and 15 where fast food, groceries, hardware store and a laundromat is available. Motels and campground can be found in Chinle or Holbrook, Arizona.

MORE INFORMATION

Hubbell Trading Post NHS is located at mile post 446.3 on AZ Route 264. From I-40, take Highway 191 North to Ganado then west on AZ Route 264. The park is about 18 miles west of Window Rock, AZ and 35 miles south of Chinle, AZ.

 

Park Hours

Summer Hours: The park is open daily from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM (mid May-mid October).
Winter Hours: TBD (mid October-mid May).
Entrance Gate: The gates will close promptly at closing time.
Holiday Closures: The park is closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day.

Note: The Navajo Nation observes Mountain Daylight Saving Time from March through November while the rest of Arizona observes Mountain Standard Time.

Things To Do for FREE

VISITOR CENTER: A contact station is available outside the Visitor Center. Pick up a park map to learn about the Hubbell family, history of trade, and the importance of sheep and weaving to the Navajo people. Periodically, the Visitor Center is open for visitors to visit with Navajo weaver, Ruby Hubbard, as she demonstrates her creative skills at the loom.

SELF GUIDED ACTIVITIES:

  • Take a stroll around the homestead to see the sheep, horses, chicken, historic barn, farming equipment, and the two Navajo hogans.
  • Head into the trading post to purchase a variety of goods, gift items and books. Walk into the Rug and Jewelry Room to see the great selection of authentic Navajo rugs and other southwest Native American arts and crafts for sale. The trader still purchases hand made crafts directly from artists at the trading post.
  • Walk the Veterans Trail along the Pueblo Colorado Wash and take in the natural beauty of the landscape.

SUMMER PROGRAMS: Enjoy a free program such as a ranger walk, talk, or house peek. Limited in person activities will be offered.

Camping, Dining and Lodging

Camping: The nearest campgrounds are about 40 minutes away at Canyon de Chelly National Monument near Chinle, AZ.
Dining: The nearest food places are in Burnside Junction (10 minutes), Chinle (40 minutes) and Window Rock, AZ (30 minutes).
Lodging: The nearest motels are available in Chinle (40 minutes), Window Rock (30 minutes), and Holbrook, AZ (1.5 hours).

 

Last updated: August 7, 2021

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

Hubbell Trading Post National Historic Site
P.O. Box 150

Ganado , AZ 86505-0150

Phone:

928 755-3475

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