Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona

Moenkopi

DISCOVER PROFOUND NATURAL BEAUTY AND SEE HOW THE HOPI PEOPLE KEEP THEIR CULTURE ALIVE ON LANDS, ADJACENT TO THE NAVAJO NATION IN THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF ARIZONA.

Right Now

Take a tour with a private guide to learn about the fascinating Hopi culture within a community that includes two villages – Upper Moenkopi and Lower Moenkopi. The villages were originally agricultural lands for the nearby village of Oraibi because of their natural springs. It is no surprise Moenkopi means “place of running water.” A guide is also required for exploring nearby canyons and petroglyph sites.

The Hopi people would run the 46 miles between Oraibi and Moenkopi to tend to their crops. Eventually, Moenkopi was settled when Oraibi grew too crowded. The communities were later divided into Lower Moenkopi, where residents kept closer ties to original Oraibi philosophies and crafts, and Upper Moenkopi, in which the population embraced more contemporary ways.

Visitors are welcomed with open arms at the Moenkopi Legacy Inn & Suites, the first motel built on Hopi tribals land in 50 years. Inspired by the elders of Upper Moenkopi, the design of the inn reflects their village.

Within the villages and surrounding lands, visitors are welcome. Visitors are advised to contact the village offices to inquire about attending ceremonies, and remember that photographs, audio recordings, and sketches are not allowed. Pick up a map to take a self-guided tour of the Hopi Arts Trail to explore and purchase the works of Hopi artists in their studios and galleries.

 

Visit City Site

Just The Facts

For Visitor information

Experience Hopi | Tuba City, AZ | (435) 727-5870 | www.experiencehopi.com

County It all started How High? Head Count
Coconino 1870 4,777ft 964

Get the Scoop on Moenkopi

These stories have brought the sizzle lately

Hopi Traditions and Artistic Expressions

Hopi Traditions and Artistic Expressions

by Arizona Office of Tourism

Learn about the art, food and culture of the Hopi people living in Northern Arizona.

Native Tours on Native Land

Native Tours on Native Land

by Teresa Bitler

Get firsthand knowledge of Arizona’s tribal lands with an American Indian guide.