Cameron Grand Canyon Lodge & Trading Post

The Cameron Trading Post offers an authentic Native American Indian restaurant and art gallery in the heart of the Southwest near the Navajo and Hopi lands.  The Cameron Lodge is a modern upscale hotel only 30 minutes from the east entrance of Grand Canyon National Park.   

The Lodge is nestled among beautifully landscaped grounds together with a historic trading post, gallery, and full-service restaurant.  An RV park is also available here.  It is located on the bank of the Little Colorado River, 54 miles northeast of Flagstaff and I-40, on US Highway 89 - the main route into the heart of the Four Corners region.

One of the first suspension bridges in Arizona was erected here, in 1911, over the Little Colorado River Canyon.  In 1916, the Cameron Trading Post was opened beside the new bridge to serve the Navajo & Hopi locals coming to barter their wool, blankets, & livestock for dry goods. 

Lodging also was a constant need for travelers between Flagstaff and the Indian lands, as well as to the Grand Canyon.  Over time the Cameron Trading Post Lodge has become a welcoming destination for travelers in the Four Corners region, with an international reputation that continues to grow!

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Latitude: 35.877228 Longitude: -111.413555 Elevation: 4094 ft
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Lodging Style and Amenities

The Cameron Grand Canyon Lodge has a variety of Native-themed rooms and suites in two lodging wings with modern rooms, many with balconies overlooking the river. Its accommodations include luxury suites, double, and single rooms, and there are also RV sites.

The Cameron Grand Canyon lodge offers the traveler so much!  The beautiful restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.  It boasts a huge stone fireplace, beautiful pressed-tin ceiling, antique fixtures, and Native American Indian art decor. The lush gardens, beside the Hopi Indian hotel building, are like an oasis in the desert!

Both the Trading Post and the Native American Indian art and antique gallery attract and fascinate visitors.  Guests that were looking only for Grand Canyon lodging often leave as avid collectors of Native American Indian art, after spending time learning and shopping in the gallery and gift shop.

Wheelchair-friendly guest rooms are available. *All rooms are non-smoking.  Also, full RV hook-ups and pull-through sites are offered adjacent to the Cameron grounds right off Hwy 89.

Seasons Open

Year-round.

Recreational Opportunities

The Cameron Trading Post and Lodge are on US 89, the main highway north to the Four Corners from I-17, I-40, and central Arizona.  From here, the Grand Canyon's South and also North Rims are easily reached. 

Visitors can base their regional travels in Cameron while visiting Monument Valley, Lake Powell, Sunset Crater, Navajo National Monument, the Hopi Mesas, Sedona, and much more. 

Rate Range

Moderate rates, varying depending on the season. AAA and AARP discounts.

Driving Directions

Cameron is located 54 miles northeast of Flagstaff on highway US 89, near the US 64 turnoff to the Grand Canyon's east entrance.

Eco-Friendly Notes

The menu at Cameron Trading Post’s restaurant is a pleasant mingling of American, Mexican, and traditional regional Indian cuisine, with an emphasis on local sourcing of menu items.  The market also offers travelers many similar choices, reflecting regional tastes and traditions.

 In the oldest frontier tradition, trading posts were the common ground where culture, art, and community met and flourished.   The Cameron Trading Post today is still a center for local trade, emphasizing locally-produced products and offering traditional trade goods as well as Native regional crafts and unique fine arts products, both antique and contemporary.   

Locally or Family Owned Business Notes

The Cameron Trading Post and Lodge have been owned and operated by the prominent Richardson family of Indian traders since 1916.  Today the Cameron Trading Post is owned by the people who work it; many of whom have had their roots in the area for generations. The president of the company is himself descended from the original founders, maintaining the philosophy of hospitality and respect evident in the operation of Cameron Trading Post today.

Pet Friendly Notes

Most pets are accepted, at an extra $15 charge - call to verify.

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