In 1911, Hubert Richardson and brother C.D Richardson erected the Cameron Trading Post after the installation of the Swayback bridge over the Little Colorado River. At that time, it was a location frequented by the Hopi and Navajo Indians for the purpose of bartering supplies for dry goods. Today, it is an attraction visited by thousands each year.

Cloudy Morning at Cameron Trading Post, Navajo Nation AZ 2015 (32249453114)

If you have a passion for places of historical significance and a desire to witness a unique attraction while visiting the Grand Canyon, you should visit the Cameron Trading Post.

A Step Back in Time

Upon arriving at Cameron’s Trading Post, you will instantly step back in time. In its earliest days, getting to the structure could take travelers several days; that is, if they traveled by horse. While their primary activity in life was trading, the Richardson brothers were trusted by the locals. They knew their customs, their dialects, and respected their social system.

When people visited the post, the brothers were highly hospitable – providing them with meals, lodging, and other accommodations. Now, nearly 100 years later, the same level of hospitality may be discovered at Cameron’s Trading Post. Today, this serves as a motel, a shop, and includes a restaurant – all of which are Native American-themed.


If you are interested in visiting the historical Cameron’s Trading Post while at the Grand Canyon, you will be pleased to know that there are tours available that include this location.

Grand Canyon Trading Post Tour

The Grand Canyon and The Navajo Indian Reservation Tour

The Grand Canyon is not only rich is geological wonders, but, is also rich in Native American history. If you want to enjoy the best of both worlds, this is the tour for you. This unique tour allows you to visit both the East and the South Rim. Once you depart from the Flagstaff region, you will have the opportunity to explore a multitude of magnificent viewpoints, visit the Grand Canyon Village, and stop by the Cameron Trading Post on the return back to Flagstaff. This tour lasts about 8 hours.

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The Grand Canyon Sedona and Navajo Reservation Tour

This tour allows you and your guests to view the spectacular Red Rocks located in Sedona, visit a real reservation where true Navajo Indians reside, and a multitude of picturesque viewpoints. You may start this tour in Phoenix, Mesa, Scottsdale, or Tempe.

In the beginning of the tour, you will get to visit the historical Cameron Trading Post, which is located on the reservation. Here, you will enjoy a truly delectable lunch and have the opportunity to view and purchase a large assortment of crafts and artifacts. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to view the Hopi House created by Mary Colter.

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