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|Official Tribal Seal|
Peach Springs, Arizona
Since 1988, Grand Canyon Resort Corporation (GCRC), wholly owned by the Hualapai tribe, has welcomed millions of visitors each year to tour sites like the Grand Canyon Skywalk, and has grown to comprise the Hualapai Lodge & River Runners organization and Grand Canyon West.
The Hualapai, meaning “People of The Tall Pines,” are traditionally hunter-gatherers. They inhabited an area of more than 5 million acres. Their homeland stretched from the Grand Canyon southward to the Santa Maria River and from the Black Mountains eastward to the pine forests of the San Francisco Peaks.
Today, the Hualapai American Indian Reservation, created in 1883, is nearly 1,000,000 acres that includes 108 miles of the Colorado River and Grand Canyon. There are approximately 2,100 enrolled members of the Hualapai Tribe and nearly half live in Peach Springs, the capital of the Hualapai Nation, on Historic Route 66. Years of social and economic hardship led Hualapai Leaders to take measures that would lead to an independent future for the generations to come. As a result, the Hualapai decided to open their land to visitors in 1988, creating Grand Canyon West as a tourism destination.
With the activities and destinations being so diverse, visitors can begin to explore the Grand Canyon walls over the white water rapids of the Colorado River; hike up to Travertine Falls, a natural waterfall, with your experienced guide with the Hualapai River Runners, and look for local wildlife while enjoying lunch along the banks of the river; continue through the Grand Canyon on a smooth water ride viewing the towering canyon from a unique perspective; and even complete your adventure with a helicopter flight up to the top of Grand Canyon West, home of the Skywalk.
|About Hualapai Lodge|
|Address:||900 E. Hwy. 66, Peach Springs, AZ 86434|
|Directions:||See map above, or check the website for directions from numerous origination points.|