Visitor Center Hours
Hubbell Trading Post NHS is open daily from 8AM to 6PM for the summer (May-October) and from 8AM to 5PM for the winter (November-April). Park gates will close at 6PM. 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: Pick up a park map at the Visitor Center which features a new exhibit about the Hubbell family, history of trade, and the importance of sheep and weaving to the Navajo people. Visit with Navajo weaver, Ruby Hubbard, as she demonstrates her creative skills at the loom. Several videos and the free program schedule are available.
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, house peek or house tour available through Labor Day. Check out the current activity schedule.
SUGGESTIONS IF YOU HAVE
1 Hour - See the exhibits at the Visitor Center and walk through the Trading Post OR Stroll around the homestead and attend one of the free programs.
2 Hours - See the exhibits at the Visitor Center, walk the Veterans Trail, look inside the Trading Post, stroll around the homestead and attend one of the free programs.
3 Hours - See the exhibits at the Visitor Center, walk the Veterans Trail, look inside the Trading Post, stroll around the homestead and attend two of the free programs.
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 (20 minutes).
Lodging: The nearest motels are available in Chinle (40 minutes), Window Rock (20 minutes), and Holbrook, AZ (1.5 hours).