also known as Radiator Springs!

Peach Springs Travel Blog

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It IS on Route 66!
It is said that Peach Springs, Arizona was the inspiration for the sleepy town of Radiator Springs in the animated movie 'Cars'. If this is true, I don't know, but it can be said that there is not a terrible lot to see and do in Peach Springs!

Peach Springs is a *really* small town on Route 66 and the largest settlement on the Hualapai Indian Reservation. There is really nothing special to do in Peach Springs itself and I guess the major reason most people would visit is passing through on the way to either Havasupai Canyon (like we did), or to the spanking new Grand Canyon Skywalk, which is partly owned and run by the Hualapai. With the construction of the controversial Skywalk, I daresay Peach Springs will see an increase in tourism in the future.
Grand Canyon Cavern


One attraction near Peach Springs is Grand Canyon Caverns (misleading name since it's not even close to the Grand Canyon but anyway...). It features a deliciously cheesy dinosaur in front, a restaurant, an inn and camping but the main attraction of course are the caverns themselves. We missed them however, because we arrived too late.

Peach Springs is the nearest town to the trailhead of the trail leading into Havasupai Canyon (Hualapai Hillptop). Most people stay here the day before hiking into the canyon and there is one hotel: the Hualapai Lodge. The hotel's restaurant is pretty much the only place to eat in town. If you're staying at the hotel, do note that it is located right next to railtoad tracks and sometimes on of those ENDLESSLY long trains passes by in the middle of the night. I really don't know while but they really LOVE to blow their whistle just when passing the hotel! The front desk has earplugs available!


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It IS on Route 66!
It IS on Route 66!
Grand Canyon Cavern
Grand Canyon Cavern
Peach Springs
photo by: pushirubiano