Arriving—You can’t reach Havasu Canyon’s Supai village by car: Indian Rte. 18, which runs north from Ariz. 66, ends 8 miles from Supai, at Hualapai Hilltop. The trail head for the trail into the canyon is here. The turnoff from Ariz. 66 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 (www.airwesthelicopters.com; tel. 623/516-2790). The one-way fare is $85.
The best route to Grand Canyon West is to head northwest out of Kingman on U.S. 93. After 27 miles, turn right onto Pearce Ferry Rd. (signed for Dolan Springs and Meadview) for 28 miles, then turn right onto Diamond Bar Rd., which is signed for Grand Canyon West. After 14 miles on this road, you’ll enter the Hualapai Indian Reservation. About 6 miles farther, you’ll reach 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 Rd., but that route includes almost 50 miles of gravel road, which isn’t passable if it has rained any time recently. Many visitors also come on day tours from Las Vegas; TakeTours (www.taketours.com; tel. 617/500-7002) offers a Hoover Dam and Grand Canyon West trip for $95.
Visitor Information—For information on Havasu Canyon, contact Havasupai Tourism, P.O. Box 160, Supai, AZ 86435 (http://theofficialhavasupaitribe.com; tel. 928/448-2121), which handles all campground reservations. The phone line is not often answered; the website is your best bet. For Grand Canyon West details, contact Hualapai Tourism (www.grandcanyonwest.com; tel. 888/868-9378 or 928/769-2636).
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.