Winslow is near many ancient ruins and natural wonders; these all lie within 30 miles of town. If you’re willing to drive a bit farther, we recommend the Hubbell Trading Post.
Homolovi Ruins State Park
• Distance: 3 miles
This 4,000-acre park serves as a research center for the late migration period of the Hopi from the 1200s–1300s. It also provides the opportunity for visitors to see the sites and observe wildlife at an elevation of 4,900 feet. Facilities include a visitor center, museum, trails, a campground, and covered picnic tables. Take I-40 to Exit 257, then go 1.3 miles north on SR-87.
Rock Art Canyon Ranch
• Distance: 13 miles
Rock Art Ranch, situated in a remote area between Holbrook and Winslow, is home to one of the finest stands of Anasazi petroglyphs in the Southwest. It’s also a working cattle ranch that’s open from May through October. Small-group tours are given on Saturday afternoon at 1:00 p.m.; large-group tours must be arranged in advance for any weekday.
• Distance: 30 miles
This little-known ghost town is rumored to have been even rougher than Tombstone. A railroad bridge spans the canyon, once considered impassable by trains. There are plenty of ruins to explore, although you’ll need a 4WD vehicle to get there from 1-40 at Two Guns.
• Distance: 5 miles
Brigham City, the restoration site of a fort built by Mormon pioneers, was established in 1876. Although never attacked by Indians, this settlement on the Little Colorado only lasted 5 years because flash floods washed away dams and irrigation systems. The original walls of the fort were later moved to the grounds of La Posada. Brigham City is just off I-40, Exit 253; go west on North Road to La Prade Lane.
303 E. 2nd Street (Route 66)