Colorado River Indian Tribes

The Colorado River, with its stunning canyon walls and famed whitewater rafting, sets the background for the American Indian tribes that call this reservation home. Established in 1865, it’s one of the oldest American Indian reservations in Arizona. Spanning the Colorado River, it provides 90 miles of shoreline running through the reservation and has land in two counties in California and La Paz County, Arizona.

History & Nature

The indigenous people of the region were the agricultural Mohave and the more nomadic Chemehuevi. A portion of the land was later reserved in 1945 for colonization by American Indians of other tribes, specifically the Hopi and Navajo, who helped to make the region a rich mixture of various American Indian cultures.

Right Now

Things to Do

Today there are numerous ways to immerse yourself in the region’s history. Take a look around the Colorado River Indian Tribes (CRIT) Museum, the oldest established tribal museum in Arizona. The ‘Ahakhav Tribal Preserve offers scenic outlooks for picnics, swimming, canoeing, hiking, and fishing. There are also annual events, such as the CRIT Establishment Day and the Annual National Native American Day, that offer more ways to experience the community’s culture. 

Hotels, Lodging & Camping

Located in Parker, the BlueWater Resort & Casino features an action-packed casino, 200-room hotel, marina, three swimming pools with a two-story water slide, entertainment, dining, and movie theater.

Annual Events

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

Location And Nearby Communities

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

Nearby Communities:
Ehrenberg
Parker

For More Information

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

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