Interested in the historic lineage of the native world? Come to the source at Homolovi State Park just north of Winslow, Az. Settled by the Hisat'sinom people in the 14th century, the lush flood plains and sandy banks remain a cultural hub for the Hopi community.
With seven ruin sites scattered with broken pottery, petroglyphs, kivas (underground ceremonial chambers), and traditional pit houses, archeologists continue to study the sites in an effort to preserve the Hopi culture.
Visitors are welcome to visit two of the historic ruin sites, set with interpretive signs and sidewalks for easy walking access. There is also a visitor center, museum, and a year-round campsite with showers. On the various trails throughout the 4,000 acres of state park you will view archaeological sites, petroglyphs and wildlife and birds that call the area home.
Before you leave, make sure to check out the Sunset Cemetery, the last known remains of the 1876 settlement of Sunset. The small town was abandoned during 1800’s, and the headstones are the last reminder of the brave pioneers who ventured the barren land centuries ago.
For the full Homolovi experience, consider parking your RV or setting up your tent at the campground. But if indoor lodging is more your speed, the park is just a hop, skip, and a jump from Winslow, Arizona, which offers a whole range of hotels.
Park is open year-round
Day Use and Visitor Center: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. daily
Homolovi State Park
HCR 63, Box 5
Winslow, AZ 86047