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Colorado River Indian Tribes

The Colorado River Indian Tribes (CRIT) reservation is located in western Arizona, at Parker, 189 miles from Phoenix. The reservation spans the Colorado River and has land in two counties in California and La Paz County, Arizona. Tribal lands are in low arid desert and river bottom with abrupt mountain ranges. the Colorado River provides 90 miles of shoreline running north to south through the reservation.

The Colorado River Indian Reservation was established March 3, 1865 for the "Indians of said river and its tributaries." It is one of the oldest Indian reservations in Arizona. The indigenous people were the agricultural Mohave and the more nomadic Chemehuevi. In 1945, a portion of the reservation was reserved for colonization by Indians of other Tribes, specifically the Hopis and Navajos.

Things to Do

Colorado River Indian Tribes (CRIT) Museum is the oldest established Tribal museum in Arizona serving multiple needs in the community as an archive, cultural center and collector of cultural materials. Link to page

Poston Memorial Monument marks the site of the Japanese Poston War Relocation Center where 17,867 Japanese were interned during World War II. Link to page

'Ahakhav Tribal Preserve open from dawk to dusk provides opportunities for picnics, swimming, bird and nature watching, canoeing, hiking and fishing. Link to page

Annual Events

CRIT Establishment Day
Location: 2nd & Mohave, Parker
Date: March 3rd
Information: (928) 669-9211

Annual National Native American Day
Location: Mantaba Park, Parker
Date: September/October
Information: (928) 669-6757

All-Indian Rodeo
Location: Rodeo Grounds, Parker
Date: December - first week
Information: (928) 669-9211

Where to Stay

BlueWater Resort & Casino features an action-packed casino, 200-room hotel, 164-slip marina, three swimming pools with a giant two-story water slide, non-stop entertainment, great dining options, and movie theater. Link to page

Location and Nearby Communities


The Colorado River Indian Tribes (CRIT) reservation is located in western Arizona, at Parker, 189 miles from Phoenix.

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Contacting the Tribe

Tribal Government
26600 Mohave Road
Parker, AZ 85344
(928) 669-9211

CRIT Fish and Game Department
P.O. Box 777
Parker, AZ 85344
(928) 669-9285

Visitor Information:
(928) 669-9211

Contact Information

26600 Mohave Road
Parker, AZ 85344

Phone: (928) 669-9211
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