Traveling from Cameron, AZ to the Grand Canyon
Cameron Arizona is a small town on the Navajo Nation that many travelers pass through on the way to Grand Canyon National Park. Cameron is close to Flagstaff Arizona, Grand Canyon Village and on the way to the East Rim and North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park. The most popular place to stop in Cameron is the Cameron Trading Post, which has a motel, restaurant and huge gift shop with everything from classic southwest souvenirs to amazing artwork crafted by Navajo and other Native American artists from the Colorado Plateau region. Right up the road from the trading post there is a small store, post office and a ranger station where hikers can get permits to places like the Little Colorado River Gorge and other little visited Grand Canyon Destination on the Navajo Reservation.
The small town of Cameron has a lot of history and was originally a true western trading post for area residents. Located near the Little Colorado River at just over 4,000 feet in elevation Cameron has a hot dry desert environment. Although most visitors passing through Cameron are heading to various Grand Canyon Destinations, other nearby parks like Lake Powell, Grand Staircase, Wupatki Sunset Crater National Monument, Navajo National Monument, Petrified Forest and the Hopi Mesas are also close by. If you’re headed up Highway 64 to the South Rim, make sure you stop at the Little Colorado River Navajo Tribal Park. This seldom visited park has a great viewpoint of the Little Colorado River Gorge, which eventually reaches the Grand Canyon and the Colorado River. Read the guide below to learn more.