A half-hour’s drive from the entrance to Grand Canyon National Park sits a must-see Grand Canyon attraction. Situated at the crossroads of Cameron, where Arizona 64 branches off U.S. 89, the Cameron Trading Post offers little of a lot.
The original stone trading post, located in a historic building, houses a gallery of Indian artifacts, clothing, and jewelry. The main trading post is in a more modern building and serves as the largest trading post in northern Arizona. Cameron Trading Post also boasts a hotel, a restaurant and a market.
Established in 1916, the Cameron Indian Trading Post is a showplace for fine Native American art and Southwest art. The trading post’s gallery, adorned with unique Native American Indian decor, contains some of the finest Native American Indian art in the Southwest. Navajo rugs, Hopi kachinas, and Pueblo pottery are among the offerings.
A gift shop sells a wide selection of Southwest art, Native American art, and Southwestern decor.
Behind the hotel, visitors will discover a suspension bridge that spans the Little Colorado River Gorge, the river pathway to the Grand Canyon. The Indians Gardens are here as well.
The restaurant features antique furnishings, an inviting fire place and a pressed tin ceiling. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, the restaurant provides a view of the Little Colorado River Gorge outside the windows.
The hotel’s guest rooms have a telephone, cable TV, wireless Internet access, a coffee maker and air conditioning. Each room features an Indian theme with handcarved furnishings in historic Southwestern décor.
The trading post’s history is intriguing. A swayback suspension bridge was erected over the Little Colorado River in 1911, creating the first easy access over the gorge. Soon, brothers Hubert and C.D. Richardson established Cameron Trading Post, which at the time was only visited by the Navajo and Hopi locals who bartered their wool, blankets and livestock for dry goods.