Cameron Trading Post
The trading post was built over a century ago after a suspension bridge—constructed across the Little Colorado River—opened up trade in the area. Today, you can still view the historic suspension bridge (no longer in use), as well as a native plant garden, behind the original trading post. A newer building hosts a vast collection of local art including Navajo rugs, turquoise and silver jewelry, dolls, trinkets, and much more.
The trading post serves as everything from a stopover for souvenir shopping to a home base for a stay in northern Arizona. It is also a popular stop on tours of the Grand Canyon, Antelope Canyon, and the Page area. Visit the trading post as part of a tour to learn more about the history of the area and local tribes.
Things to Know Before You Go
Swing by Cameron Trading Post to learn more about Navajo and Hopi cultures.
Stop if you’re hungry—the restaurant serves Navajo specialties (as well as traditional American and Mexican food) for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
While the region boasts many travel stops selling Navajo crafts, the Cameron Trading Post has the biggest collection.
The Cameron Trading Post shop and hotel are wheelchair accessible.
How to Get There
The way to reach the trading post is by car or on a group tour en route to the Grand Canyon or other northern Arizona attractions. Located on Highway 89, the main thoroughfare between Flagstaff and Page, the trading post is hard to miss as you travel through northern Arizona. If heading to the trading post from the South Rim entrance to the Grand Canyon, take Highway 64 East to 89 North.
When to Get There
You can visit the trading post year-round, but the best seasons for exploring Northern Arizona are spring and fall when the temperatures are moderate and when some attractions aren’t closed for winter. If you want to avoid the crowds, don’t visit over holidays or weekends.
Exploring Northern Arizona from the Cameron Trading Post
The Cameron Trading Post makes a great jumping-off point for exploring northern Arizona’s many natural wonders. Book a spot in the historic hotel or on-site RV park and you are just an hour’s drive from both the Grand Canyon and Flagstaff—two of the area’s top destinations. Head 90 minutes north by car to discover the outdoor recreation hub surrounding Page. Highlights of this region include Lake Powell, Antelope Canyon, and Horseshoe Bend.