Peach Springs Travel Guide

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Peach Springs Overview

Peach Springs is a small town of about 1100 (up 82% since 2000) located along old Route 66 just north of Interstate 40 in Northern Arizona. Peach Springs started as a stop on the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad and was later a popular stop along Route 66. When the town was bypassed by Interstate 40 the town went into a rapid decline. The only reason the town is not almost dead like most towns along this desolate stretch of highway is the Hualapai Tribe and its location near a popular access point to the Grand Canyon. Peach Springs is the administrative center of the Hualapai Nation.

Peach Springs is in the heart of the Hualapai Indian Reservation. It is west of Flag on the historical route 66. The indians there are very low income but are very friendly. They have that new Grand Canyon walkover loop down the road but I dont recogmend doing that.
If you have a high clearance car or truck and are ready for adventure get a indian permit (fee required) for Diamond Creek and drive North on a well graded dirt road 20 miles to Diamond Creek. Then if you are brave drive the last two miles in Diamond Creek through water and some big rocks and you reach the Colorado River at the bottom of the Grand Canyon. That is where the indians scoop up the Grand Canyon river rafters who ride back to Peach Springs inside a school bus and the rafts ride on the roof. Because of the offical traffic the road gets graded fairly often.