Hubble Trading Post
1/2 mile west of Ganado, Arizona on Highway 264 | 928-755-3475
Established in the late 1870s, Hubbell Trading Post is the oldest continuously operating trading post in the Navajo Nation. Some of the finest Hopi kachinas and Navajo rugs and jewelry are found here.
Open daily in the summer, 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. (Daylight Savings Time), and in the winter, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day
2800 Montezuma Castle Road, Camp Verde, Arizona | 928-567-3322
Montezuma Castle is one of the best preserved American Indian cliff dwellings in the United States. The trail to view this important prehistoric site is flat and easy with no climbing. Only one hour south of Flagstaff: From I-17 going south, take Exit 283 East.
Fee: $5.00 per adult, no charge for children 15 years and under. Federal Recreation Passes accepted. Open 365 days a year.
Tuzigoot National Monument
Tuzigoot Road, Clarkdale, Arizona | 928-634-5564
Tuzigoot National Monument is a prehistoric American Indian pueblo with one of the finest museums in north central Arizona. The trail is easy to moderate with some elevation gain. Tuzigoot is 75 miles south of Flagstaff: Take Exit 293 or Exit 287 off I-17 and follow the signs to the town of Cottonwood.
Fee: $5.00 per adult, no charge for children 15 years and under. Federal Recreation Passes accepted. Open daily, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Closed Christmas Day.
In The Middle of it All
Williams is in the center of all sorts of natural beauty and national monuments. Of course, to the north is Grand Canyon National Park, but you’ll also find smaller less visited national and state parks that reflect the culture and heritage of northern Arizona. To the east is Walnut Canyon and ancient Sinagua Indian ruins. To the south near Sedona is Montezuma Castle and Tuzigoot National Monument.
Close to the Bright Lights of Las Vegas
Sin City is only about 3.5 hours away, so Williams is an ideal site for a little rest and relaxation for people traveling the I-40 to or from Vegas or Southern California. Plus, the drive from Las Vegas has something you’ll definitely want to see: Hoover Dam. You’ll cross over the historic dam on your way, so be sure to go on the tour that takes you down into the dam to see the operation from the inside!
Flagstaff is beautifully situated at the base of the San Francisco Peaks, which is the tallest mountain range in Arizona and home to the Arizona Snowbowl Ski Resort. Hiking, mountain biking, rock-climbing, and other outdoor fun is abundant. The bustling city of over 60,000 people has a quaint downtown with a low building line, reflective of western cities built in the late 1800s and early 1900s.
Northern Arizona University (NAU) is located in “Flag” as the locals call it, and you’ll find various attractions like the Museum of Northern Arizona, which features the anthropology, biology, geology, and fine arts of the Colorado Plateau region. Or venture to Lowell Observatory on Mars Hill, overlooking Flagstaff. The observatory is famous for finding the planet Pluto and now offers tours. To learn more about Flagstaff, please visit the Flagstaff Convention & Visitors Bureau.
With so many people attracted to its unique red rocks and monoliths, Sedona is one of the most visited places in the state. Sedona’s natural beauty is evident in its compelling surroundings, but it’s more than skin deep. Rich with diverse cultural events, spiritual energy, cozy bed and breakfasts, world-class resorts and spas, golf with unparalleled views, eclectic art galleries and exquisite cuisine, it’s no wonder that Sedona, Arizona draws nearly 4,000,000 tourists each year.
If you’re going to Sedona, a drive from Flagstaff down Highway 89A will stay etched in your memory forever. The beautiful winding road takes you through Oak Creek Canyon, home of Slide Rock State Park, where visitors can wade in the river and float down the natural water slide. For those who want to explore the Sedona outback, consider taking a Pink Jeep tour. More information on Sedona can be obtained through the Sedona Chamber of Commerce.
Canyon De Chelly
With its beautiful, steep-walled canyons and numerous Native American ruins nestled below towering cliffs, Canyon de Chelly National Monument offers visitors the chance to learn about Southwestern Native American history from the early Pueblo to the Navajos who still live in the area. Hiking within the canyon (except the White House Trail) requires a park service permit with an authorized Navajo guide. The Visitor Center is open every day except Christmas, and hours of operation are 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (October-April), and 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. (May to September).
Page, Arizona | 928-608-6404
The Grand Canyon Railway RV Park lies in the midst of the nation’s most rugged canyon country. Lake Powell, formed by one of the world’s highest dams, stretches for 186 miles along the old Colorado River channel, with a shoreline of 1,960 miles. Boating, camping, fishing, swimming, and sightseeing opportunities abound.