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I mwould love to see a indian reservation, if possible, in between our many needs, is there a good one, on our route from las vegas to swedona

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1. Re: reservation

Are you going to Grand Canyon? If so, then exit out the eastern entrance and you will be on the Navajo Reservation. There is a nice trading post/restaurant there. You could also drive north to Tuba City, also on the Navajo Reservation.

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San Carlos is way out of the way near GLobe not very interesting either but thats just my personal view.


this site has a good map of Arizona (and new mexico reservations).

I would basically do as Casa suggested and visit the Navajo reservation just outside of Flagstaff which is between the GC and Sedona so to speak. The reservation is really something you don't want to be driving around on when you don't know the area considering many of the roads are quite bad and require 4 wheel drive. if you are interested in seeing how native americans live I would highly recommend spending a day and hiring a guide (must be navajo) and do a full or half day trip into Canyon De Chey. Doing this you will not only see a very pretty part of the reservation you will see ancient ruins and als see how some of them still live their farming/ranching lives in the canyon. You can only go in with a Navajo guide. Its worth the money and effort.

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all of the tribes in arizona are very private about their homes and lives, and do not welcome intrusions. as suggested, a good idea would be to hire a navajo guide. places to find out about that: inquire at cameron trading post, tuba city, or canyon de chelly. plan on at least a full day.

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Based on everything else you've posted here about your trip and itinerary, you don't have time and won't benefit fronm a side trip to reservation land. Stick with your route and don't try to add anything that isn't beyond a very basic trip. Your time is short and your family party is large. You can only do so much.

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5. Re: reservation

San Carlos and White Mountain Apache reservations aren't particularly interesting unless you venture into the backcountry a bit for fishing, camping, hiking or possibly rafting on the Salt, all of which require permits from the tribes. It's not worth it for you to go down there though.

If you need to see a reservation, the Hualapai are on the way from Vegas to Sedona, on the old Route 66 east of Kingman, and you can stop in at Peach Springs to talk to some of the tribe if you'd like. They have a little store/cultural center as well as a hotel.


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