Havasupai Tribe

The Havasupai tribe has called the Grand Canyon and north-central Arizona home for over 1,000 years. The name “Havasupai” means “people of the blue green water”, and you’ll understand why when you visit. Sparkling cool water just begs to be enjoyed, just as it has for centuries.

History & Nature

The Havasupai people practiced summertime irrigated farming in the canyons and winter hunting in the plateaus as their culture grew and thrived over time. Today, the Havasupai Tribe Reservation is located at the end of Indian Route 18 off Historic Route 66, and was established in 1880 and was greatly enlarged in 1975. It contains 188,077 acres of canyon land and broken plateaus along the western edits of the Grand Canyon’s south rim. Current residents live in Supai Village, in the 3,000-foot-deep Havasu Canyon. The tribe is noted for its location, traditional cultural life, and beautiful arts and crafts.

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Things to Do

The Havasupai Museum of Culture educates visitors on the history, culture, art, and traditions of the Havasupai. Time your visit right and you might even experience a dance, feast, art fair, or video festival.

Visit Havasu Canyon and enjoy the beauty of Havasu Falls and Mooney Falls – blue-green waterfalls that draw visitors from around the world. Located just beyond the Havasupai village, you’ll see and hear the water as you hike down to the campgrounds.

Hotels, Lodging & Camping

Camping reservations are a must, as this beautiful area is very popular. If you prefer to sleep indoors, Havasupai Lodge is Supai’s only hotel. It includes first-class accommodations with a nearby café. 

Annual Events

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

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

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.

  • 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 reservations three months in advance and pay a 50% deposit to Havasupai Tourist Enterprise. Call before arrival to confirm the reservation at (928) 448-2121.

Nearby Communities:
Grand Canyon North Rim
Supai

 

For More Information

Tribal Government
PO Box 10
Supai, AZ 86435
(928) 448-2121

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