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Havasupai Tribe

The Havasupai Tribe has dwelt in the Grand Canyon and the rest of north-central Arizona for over 1,000 years, practicing summertime irrigated farming in the canyons and wintertime hunting in the plateaus. Havasupai means "people of the blue green water".

The Havasupai Tribe Reservation is at the end of Indian Route 18 off historic Route 66. It consists of 188,077 acres of canyon land and broken plateaus abutting the western edge of the Grand Canyon's south rim. Residents live in Supai Village in the 3,000 foot deep Havasu Canyon. The reservation was established in 1880 and substantially enlarged in 1975. The tribe is known for its location, traditional cultural life, and beautiful arts and crafts.

Things to Do

Havasupai Museum of Culture displays the history, culture, art and traditions of the Havasupai as well as hosts social gatherings, such as dance, feasts, art fairs and video festivals.

Havasu Canyon: Havasu Falls and Mooney Falls are the blue-green waterfalls that captivate and enchant many people around the world; located just beyond the Havasupai village and can be seen and heard as you hike down to the Campgrounds. Link to page

Annual Events

Havasupai Peach Festival
Location: Havasupai Canyon
Date: August - first or second weekend
Information: (928) 448-2731/2631

Grandmother Canyon Gathering
Location: Havasupai Canyon
Date: Fall
Information: (928) 448-2731

Where to Stay

Havasupai Lodge is the only hotel in Supai and includes first-class accomodations with a nearby cafe. Link to page

Location and Nearby Communities


The best way to reach Havasupai is from the famous Route 66, six miles east of Peach Springs, onto Indian Route 18, a 64-mile long road to Havasupai Hilltop. From the Hilltop parking lot there is an eight-mile trail down to Supai Village.

Note: You can only reach the Village of Supai by foot, horse, mule or helicopter. You cannot drive down into the Grand Canyon. Parking is located at the Havasupai Hilltop where you then descend into the Canyon. The cost for horse or mule transportation is $78.75 one way or $157.50 round trip. You must make your reservations three months in advance and pay a 50 percent deposit to Havasupai Tourist Enterprise. Call before arrival to confirm the reservation at (928) 448-2121 or 2141 or 2237. All visitors must pay a $20 entrance fee to the reservation upon arrival to the Village of Supai.

Nearby Communities:

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Contacting the Tribe

Tribal Government
P.O. Box 10
Supai, AZ 86435
(928) 448-2111

Visitor Information
(928) 448-2121

Contact Information

P.O. Box 10
Supai, AZ 86435

Phone: (928) 448-2731
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