Petrified Forest National Park City of Holbrook

Holbrook, Arizona

Holbrook, Arizona

Holbrook is on the banks of the Little Colorado River in northeastern Arizona's Navajo County high plateau country.

In 1881 railroad tracks were laid in northeastern Arizona passing through an area known as Horsehead Crossing. The following year a railroad station was built at Horsehead Crossing and the community's name was changed to Holbrook in honor of H. R. Holbrook, first chief engineer of the Atlantic and Pacific Railroad. Holbrook, at an elevation of 5,080 feet, became the county seat of Navajo County in 1895 and was incorporated in 1917.

A variety of attractions surround Holbrook. To the north is the rugged plateau country with striking canyons containing prehistoric cliff-dwellings, such as those found in Canyon de Chelly. Much of the plateau country is Navajo and Hopi Reservation land. These reservations offer unique attractions including ceremonial dances, tribal events, and Indian arts and crafts. The Petrified Forest National Park with petrified logs displaying an array of colors and the Painted Desert with formation of soft rock in many colors offer unique experiences to area visitors.

The Historic Courthouse which houses the Museum and Chamber of Commerce Visitors Center is one of only two Richardsonian Romanesque courthouses in the state and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Special events during the year include the annual Hashknife Posse Pony Express Ride in January, Holbrook Old West Celebration in June, the annual Fireman's Barbeque on the Fourth of July, the "Gathering of Eagles" Native American art show in mid-July, the Navajo County Fair and Navajo County Horse Racing in September and the Festival of Trees and Christmas Parade of Lights in early December.

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Historic Courthouse

Built in 1898 and in service until 1976, the historic Navajo County Courthouse is one of only two Richardsonian Romanesque courthouses in the state of Arizona. Located along old Route 66, the courthouse is listed on the National Historic Register

Holbrook, AZ Historic Courthouses

Navajo County Museum

You can relive some of the area's Wild West history in the 1898

Holbrook, AZ Museums

Petrified Forest Field Institute courses

Located in the beautiful Petrified Forest National Park in northeast Arizona, Field Institutes offer outdoor learning opportunities - the park is the classroom.

Holbrook, AZ Outdoor Recreation

Hidden Cove Golf Course

Course Access: Public
Holes: 9
Reserve Advance Tee Times: Yes The 9-hole \"Hidden Cove\" course at the Hidden Cove Golf Course facility in Holbrook, Arizona features 3,269 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 36 . The course rating is 35.6 and it has a slope rating of 115

Holbrook, AZ Golf Courses

Petrified Forest National Park

Best known for globally significant Late Triassic fossils, the park attracts many researchers. Geologists study the multi-hued Chinle Formation. Archeologists research over 13,000

Holbrook, AZ National Parks

Things to do near Holbrook, AZ

Payson Golf Course

Course Access: PublicHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 2 days...

The Snell House

The Snell House is one of the finest homes in the community. Built in 1911, the building stone is a locally quarried volcani...

Madonna of the Trail

The Madonna of the Trail is one of twelve statues placed across the country in the 1930's to honor the Spirit of the Pioneer ...

Arizona Edison Building

The exact construction date is unknown, but pictorial references verify this two story brick structure was built between 1905...

Apache Cultural Center & Museum

Originally established in 1969, the White Mountain Apache Cultural Center stands as a monument to the Tribe's historical resi...