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“Good place to stay”

Supai Indian Village
Ranked #6 of 10 things to do in Supai
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Owner description: An Indian village in the Havasu Canyon at the end of the Hualapai Trail.
Reviewed June 4, 2013

It's the only place to stay if you're not camping. The village has two small stores to replenish food supplies, grab a snack, or some coffee. Be prepared to pay more! There is one cafe that opens at 7:00 am. We stopped for coffee, but the still hadn't opened by 7:20, so we ended up going to the store across from it. There is a small church and a school, and that's pretty much it other than the lodge. I actually loved the no-hurry, no-urgency way of life. I also enjoyed talking to a few of the locals.

8  Thank jenipf
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Reviewed June 2, 2013

The village is quaint but the people were friendly and there appeared to be a true sense of community. There is a post office, a store, a couple of different cafes/eating establishments, a lodge, and a clinic in case an injury is sustained.

1  Thank Nica1717
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Reviewed May 25, 2013

The "you are almost there sign" is approximately one mile from town. The sounds of waterfalls as you enter the village will be your signal. Delighted a group of ladies await to sell cold sodas accross from the sign-in office, a faucet with potable water is available. About a block away, the town store has water, cold drinks, milk, can food and microwave foods open until 7pm. To the left side is the cafeteria open until 6:00pm with last call at 5:45pm. Clean bathrooms can be found in the cafeteria. The helicopter pad is next to the cafeteria. There is no TV or internet access anywhere in town. Fortunately in some areas cellular signal is available. To reach the lodge pass the store, cafeteria, and school once you reach the church turn right. The lodge will be directly at the end. To reach campgrounds turn left instead. Stay on the right side at all times, expect another two miles on sand trails. The sun goes down at around 7:00pm. There is nothing to do, bring your own entertainment.

4  Thank lilengine49
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Reviewed May 24, 2013

Poverty, dust and bland buildings, but functional and easy to navigate. It has most of what you need and it has spotty cell phone reception.

Thank KBrogan
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Reviewed May 10, 2013

We spent the first night, of 7, at the Rim. Hiked 10 miles down into the Village and then 2 more miles to the Campsites. We camped between the river and the canyon walls. Hard to go wrong. We did scout around to see how close to falling rocks or dying trees we might be. One tree did come crashing down in front of us. Not something unique to the area, just worth knowing when setting up camp in general. The Fern Spring in the center of the campsite has constantly running water and taste good. They have a general store and a restaurant in the village. The selections are limited. I had no use for either, but they are there if needed. There is a strong cell signal in the village but really none around the campsites. Which was fine with me!

We paid to have a mule carry some of our heavier gear. One can skip the hike altogether and take a horse or helicopter. But what fun is that? I could see using a horse or helicopter on the return hike but one should at least experience the hike in on foot. Also, if on a horse only a small pack is allowed. No way to take enough gear to camp if using a horse alone. I got different quotes, but seems the horse is about $60/70 and the helicopter is about 30% more but does not run daily. Children are charged same as adults. On the helicopter one can bring a big enough pack to do some camping.

We went to work with the local school children and help the elderly clean up their yards. I was told the population is 700 but only about 200 live on the reservation. They are missing an opportunity to share their culture and make a few bucks by have some, any, cultural events but at least they have decided not to do the casino thing. It seems there is some real political struggles going on within the Tribe, but for most campers, I suspect that would never come up.

Swimming at the Falls is just wonderful. Also potentially deadly, so do not go directly under them or swim/walk too close above them. People have drowned there! There are very many very safe, deep and shallow, spots to swim

The sweet spot in the weather seems to be early or late in the season.

This place has everything I love in a hike. Specifically the hike to Beaver Falls (more Cascades than Falls). One gets to boulder, climb down the cliff side with the aid of chains at some points and then the terrain changes along the way. Crossing the river (bring water shoes) more bouldering and even arch ways of grape vines.

The first 10 miles from the Rim is not a real difficult hike. and for being so remote, it is good to know that in a real emergency one can get a helicopter out to the hospital from the campground. A real opportunity to expose children, and adults too I guess, to a different culture and appreciation for nature.

7  Thank Bentheredunthat
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