©

Holbrook trip planner

Create a fully customized
day by day itinerary for free

Itinerary planner

+ Add destination
2 adults
Adults
- +
Teens
- +
Kids
- +
Close
Trip Planner USA  /  Arizona  /  Holbrook

Holbrook

4.2
National Parks · Gift & Specialty Shops · History Museums
Holbrook is a city in Navajo County, Arizona, United States. According to the 2010 census, the population of the city was 5,053. The city is the county seat of Navajo County.Holbrook was founded in 1881 or 1882, when the railroad was built, and named to honor the first chief engineer of the Atlantic and Pacific Railroad.HistoryThe Holbrook area was inhabited first by the Anasazi, then Puebloans, then the Navajo and Apache. In 1540 (some seventy years before Jamestown or the Pilgrims) Coronado searched for the Seven Cities of Cibola and camped some sixty miles east of Holbrook. Coronado sent an expedition west to find the Colorado River, and they crossed the Little Colorado some twenty-five miles east of Holbrook and found a wonderland of colors they named "El Desierto Pintada" - The Painted Desert. The expedition was then led by the Hopis to the Grand Canyon.U.S. settlementsAfter the Mexican–American War ended in 1848 the area was ceded to the United States. From 1851 to 1857 the U.S. Army sent three expeditions along the 35th parallel, the third led by Lt. Beale who created a ten foot wide wagon road. The area was known as Navajo Springs for a spring a dozen miles northeast of Holbrook. Soon after a store and saloon was established at the confluence of the Rio Puerco and Little Colorado Rivers two miles east of Holbrook, and the area became known as Horsehead Crossing.
Add Holbrook and other destinations in United States to your travel plans using our United States trip planner.
Source
Create a full itinerary — for free!

Plan your trip to Holbrook

  • Get a personalized trip
    A complete day by day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it
    Refine your trip. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Manage it
    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Places to visit with Holbrook

Grand Canyon National Park Trip planner BEST FOR: World heritage site, Canyon, Hiking Trail Sedona Trip planner BEST FOR: Geologic Formation, Hiking Trail, Religious Site Phoenix Trip planner BEST FOR: Garden, Specialty Museum, Art Museum Tucson Trip planner BEST FOR: Natural History Museum, Specialty Museum, Canyon Page Trip planner BEST FOR: Geologic Formation, Canyon, Nature / Wildlife Tour