Hiking Club presentation: Hiking on the Hualapai and Havasupai Indian Reservation

Mooney Falls on Havasupai Reservation

Mooney Falls on Havasupai Reservation

Ken Wong

Away from the large visitor crowds of Grand Canyon National Park lie two Indian Reservations directly to the west of the central park area, situated on the south rim of the canyon. These are the Hualapai and Havasupai reservations. Eighteen members of the SaddleBrooke Hiking Club will be participating in a Northern Arizona University program spanning five days (November 7 through 12) in this remote and beautiful area. Daily guided hikes will be embellished with evening programs on geology, ecology and culture to provide a comprehensive learning experience.

The Hualapai, or People of the Tall Pines, have a reservation encompassing approximately one million acres with over 1600 members residing on the reservation. The Havasupai, or People of the Blue-Green Water, have a reservation encompassing over 188,000 acres with over 600 members residing on the reservation. One of the highlights of the trip will be a hike on the Havasupai Reservation to Mooney Falls seen in the accompanying photograph.

Join us as members of the group who will be hiking into this beautiful area share their experiences just a few days after their return. Venue is the HOA 1 Activity Center on Wednesday, November 18 at 3:00 p.m. This program is open to all SaddleBrooke and SaddleBrooke Ranch residents. Afterwards attendees are encouraged to attend a social hour in the Agave Lounge. For more information about the programs contact Mary Croft at 651-270-1660 or [email protected].