Havasupai Tribal Council extends tourism suspension through end of year

May 7, 2022, 7:15 AM
(Facebook photo / Havasupai Tribe)...
(Facebook photo / Havasupai Tribe)
(Facebook photo / Havasupai Tribe)

PHOENIX- The Havasupai Tribal Council further suspended tourism activity on their reservation in Coconino County through the end of 2022 on Friday.

Tourism on the Grand Canyon reservation was first suspended in March 2020 to limit the spread of COVID-19. The measure was extended through the end of June in January and now for the rest of the year.

The tribe announced Friday that the most recent suspension is to make necessary repairs and enhancements for a safe and enjoyable return for guests.

“We have seen our tribal lands return to their natural beauty over the last two years and are eager to share their beauty once again,” Chairman Thomas Siyuja, Sr. said in a press release.

Tourist reservations for the campground, lodge, and pack mules from June 1 through the end of the year will be rescheduled for the same dates in 2023. The tribe is not taking new reservations for next year at this time, but bookings already scheduled remain in place.

The National Park Service requests that commercial and non-commercial river trips bypass Havasu Canyon on the Colorado River.

“The Havasupai Tribe appreciates your ongoing patience and looks forward to once again welcoming tourists back to Supai,” Chairman Siyuja said.

Tourists are prohibited from entering the Havasupai Reservation and Supai Village.

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Havasupai Tribal Council extends tourism suspension through end of year