Hubbell Trading Post!

Hubbell Trading Post
What is it? Hubbell Trading Post is the Navajo Nation’s oldest operating trading post!
What makes it historical? John Hubbell purchased this trading post from William Leonard in 1878 as the Navajo were beginning to return to their ancestral lands after banishment to Bosque Redondo, New Mexico. Familiar with both the language and customs of the tribe, Mr. Hubbell was also friends with local Navajo leaders like Ganado Mucho and Manuelito, who fought Kit Carson at the Battle of Canyon de Chelly!

Hubbell’s trading post introduced new supplies, like coffee, to the community, and turned Navajo art—especially rugs and silver work—from a traditional craft to a national commodity featured in the famous hotels of Fred Harvey! Mr. Hubbell’s relatives ran the trading post until 1967 when the National Park Service took over, but it hasn’t stopped serving authentic goodies from its original ambiance!

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Where is this place? 1/2 AZ-264
Ganado, AZ 86505

From Flagstaff: ~144mi (232km) — 2.4hrs
From Phoenix: ~272mi (438km) — 4.6hrs
From Tucson: ~324mi (522km) — 5.4hrs
From Yuma: ~454mi (731km) — 7.6hrs

When should I go? From April 1 until September 30, the trading post is open daily from 8:00 AM until 6:00 PM! For the rest of the year, it closes at 5:00 PM! Just remember that the Navajo Nation is on Mountain Time and follows Daylight Savings Time, unlike the rest of Arizona!

Hubbell Trading Post

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