7 Things to Do in Peach Springs That You Shouldn't Miss

December 3, 2017 Concepcion Newsome

Peach Springs (Walapai: Hàkđugwi:v) is a census-designated place (CDP) in Mohave County, Arizona, United States. The population was 1,090 at the 2010 census. Peach Springs serves as the administrative headquarters of the Hualapai (meaning People of the Tall Pine) people, and is located on the Hualapai Reservation.
Restaurants in Peach Springs

1. Rivers & Oceans

Route 66, Hualapai Lodge, Peach Springs, AZ 86004
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5 based on 78 reviews

Rivers & Oceans

Rivers & Oceans specializes in booking water adventure travel in The Grand Canyon and select destinations world-wide. From whitewater rafting to sea kayaking and expedition cruises in Alaska, Baja and Hawaii, we're here to make your travel planning easy and help you answer the call of adventure!

Reviewed By Steve4014 - Clermont, Florida

My wife,our 17 year old son and 15 year old daughter rafted in early June. Perfect timing. Hot weather and cold water made a great combination. You will get wet - drenched if you don't wear water proof clothing. No one on our trip opted for the rain gear. Those who get chilled easily should wear at least an upper rain jacket - the water is cold at close to 50 degrees. You dry out - a bit - between rapids. There are a couple of stops. One for lunch and one to visit a very cool water fall - have a camera handy - in a dry bag. Lunch, snacks and drinks were provided. Scenery from the bottom of the canyon is spectacular. Probably not a good trip for the elderly, very young or those with mobility issues. It takes some strength to hang on when going through the rapids. We opted for the shorter trip and took the Helicopter option out of the canyon. I had heard the river past the Helicopter stop gets low and slow and turns into a boat ride -which is OK if that's what you want. By this point you are past all of the rapids and had plenty of great photo opportunities. I would suggest taking the copter ride out. Its only an 8 minute ride but very cool.

2. Hualapai River Runners

Peach Springs, AZ 86434
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4.5 based on 222 reviews

Hualapai River Runners

One Day White Water Rafting Begin to explore the Grand Canyon walls over the white water rapids of the Colorado River. Hike up to Travertine Falls, a natural waterfall, with your experienced guide. Hear about the history and culture of the Hualapai people. Look for local wildlife while enjoying lunch along the banks of the river. Continue through the Grand Canyon on a smooth water ride viewing the towering canyon from a unique perspective. Complete your adventure with a helicopter flight up to the top of Grand Canyon West, home of the Skywalk. Rafts depart from Peach Springs, Arizona on Historic Route 66 from the Hualapai Lodge and ground transportation returns you to Peach Springs. All this in just one day! 2-Day Paddle Rafting The 2-Day Paddle Rafting Trip is a weekend only excursion that will ramp off at Diamond Creek RM 225 at 8: 00 a.m. Designated stops will be held at Travertine Falls, Separation, and camping at Spencer Canyon. This trip will include lunch, dinner, breakfast and assorted snacks for paddle rafters. Operational hours will begin at Sunrise to Sunset. Cost is $650 per person and must be 12+ years of age. No additional services included.

Reviewed By Kelsey G - Virginia Beach

This was a terrific experience! We went the first week of August and everyone at home thought we were crazy - it was 114 F in the Canyon and the water temp was 44 F - the week before they had higher temperatures with a heat wave - but honestly, once you are on the adventure, it simply doesn't matter. Everything is very well run, and works beautifully. We left on time in a renovated school bus for a rocky ride to the bottom of the canyon with an entertaining driver. Once we arrived at the river, the rafts had been brought down on trailers and were being prepared. We were assigned a raft, and allowed to put things in a dry sack or a dry box, if we wanted. We didn't take anything, fearing the worst, and I so wish I had photos now! We purchased hats with brims and spf 50 sunscreen at the lodge and I am very, very glad we did. We both wore the lightest Patagonia shells, which did nothing to keep us dry from the deluge of freezing water, but did keep us from burning in the sun, and dried so quickly that we were never cold for long. Those who had nothing shivered a lot and burnt. We had 8 rafts on our day, with nine people on a raft with a guide, and every guide was amazing - kind, considerate, funny, informative - these are some of the nicest people you will ever meet. They each insured that every person on the trip had a good time. You get your life vest, you board, you take off, hit the first rapid - and it is very, very cold - and the exhilaration just doesn't end until the end of the day. The Grand Canyon is beyond what you expect and this trip is amazing. There are rest stops, there is the hike to the water fall, which is slippery for those not used to hiking, but just ask and the wonderful guides will help you, there's lunch on the beach, it is all amazing. No matter how many times you look at the videos of what you are about to do, doing it will take your breath away. Finally, we elected to helicopter out (weather permitted), although you can keep rafting further down. If you have never been on a helicopter ride do it! It is short, fast and straight up. You wait as helicopter after helicopter land and pick up four passengers and take off, each on a slightly different route. It is scary, but what a way to end the day!
The only problem we encountered was the bus back to the Hualapai Lodge. We were told several times in the helicopter terminal to wait in one area, which was the wrong area, and almost missed our bus!! The ride back can be very very cold (depending upon the driver's affection for air conditioning) so this is where you will wish you had a jacket or sweatshirt, which you can easily take and put in the dry bag.
This is a spectacular thing to do. We had riders from all over the world, and everyone agreed it is an amazing adventure.

3. Grand Canyon Caverns

Mile Marker 115 Route 66, Peach Springs, AZ 86434 +1 928-422-3223
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4 based on 378 reviews

Grand Canyon Caverns

These caverns began forming 300 million years ago and contain mummified remains of animals that died in them.

Reviewed By janie g - Scottsdale, Arizona

We had a wonderful lunch in the grotto. Chris was our host and gave us a mini preview of the grotto. Burgers were delicious as was the grilled chicken sandwich. Fries and onion rings were equally good.
The 45 minute tour was so interesting and the guide was very knowledgeable. His name was mitchell.
This is a don’t miss adventure.

4. Grand Canyon Caverns Tours

Mile Marker 115, Route 66, Peach Springs, AZ 86434
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4 based on 92 reviews

Grand Canyon Caverns Tours

Reviewed By Richard M

The tour of the caverns is interesting for both the structure and the mummification of animals that got lost in them. The tour has better lighting than may tourist caverns I have visited, thus permitting an excellent view of the walls and the survival food and water still stored there from the 1960s. For a real treat, you can spend the night at the “suite” or have dinner at the Grotto some 200 feet under ground.

5. Skywalk

Grand Canyon West, Peach Springs, AZ 86464 +1 928-638-7888
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3.5 based on 76 reviews

Skywalk

Reviewed By nishantvermaphoto - New Delhi, India

you can visit such canyons for free in India and much more scenic. the only difference is India does not know how to market it's scenic beauty. in the USA, if any thing is scenic they put a scenic road charge for example, Big Sur. Sky walk is an experience to cherish but honestly, if you visit Ladakh in India . You would be much more satisfied.

6. Grand Canyon 9 Rapids

Peach Springs, AZ
Grand Canyon 9 Rapids

GC9 adds a fresh twist, a splash of new color, and great hospitality as you travel through the Hualapai Reservation on the mighty Colorado River. With added excitement your journey will begin in the lower granite gorge of the Grand Canyon.

7. Grand Canyon West

Eagle Point Rd, Peach Springs, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ 86434
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4.5 based on 185 reviews

Grand Canyon West

Reviewed By Keith L

We had perfect weather for this trip which I’d recommend as an alternative to the south rim especially if you are travelling from Las Vegas. The drive to the entry is long but has amazing Joshua Tree forests. You have to park up and take a shuttle to the three main locations two of which are viewing points. You can see the Colorado river clearly with ten miles to the furthest rim and 4000 feet straight down on the walkway giving you an idea of the scale

Be careful with sat navs if driving as they can take you on detours and to wrong location. I took the following coordinates whilst at Eagle point. Latitude 36.0300 longitude -113.8272 Buck and Doe Road Peach Springs AZ 86434 US. Note that Peach Springs is about 30 miles away and has the zip code above so go with the longitude/latitude

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