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Getting There

It isn't possible to drive all the way to Havasu Canyon's Supai village. The nearest road ends 8 miles from Supai at Hualapai Hilltop. This is the trail head for the trail into the canyon and is at the end of Indian Rte. 18, which runs north from Ariz. 66. The turnoff is 7 miles east of Peach Springs and 31 miles west of Seligman.

The easiest and fastest way to reach Havasu Canyon is by helicopter from Hualapai Hilltop. Flights are operated by Airwest Helicopters (tel. 623/516-2790; www.airwesthelicopters.com). The one-way fare is $85.

If you're headed to Grand Canyon West, you've got a couple of options. The best route is to head northwest out of Kingman on U.S. 93. After 27 miles, turn right onto the Pearce Ferry Road (signed for Dolan Springs and Meadview). After 28 miles on this road, turn right onto Diamond Bar Road, which is signed for Grand Canyon West. Another 14 miles down this road brings you to the Hualapai Indian Reservation. A little farther along, you'll come to the Grand Canyon West Terminal (there's actually an airstrip here), where visitor permits and bus-tour tickets are sold. You can also drive to Grand Canyon West from Peach Springs via Buck and Doe Road, which adds almost 50 miles of gravel road to your trip and is not passable if it has rained any time recently.

Visitor Information

For information on Havasu Canyon, contact the Havasupai Tourism, P.O. Box 160, Supai, AZ 86435 (tel. 928/448-2121 or 928/448-2141; www.havasupaitribe.com), which handles all campground reservations. For information on Grand Canyon West, contact Hualapai Tourism (tel. 888/868-9378 or 928/769-2636; www.grandcanyonwest.com).

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.