|Peach Springs is situated within the Hualapai Indian Reservation, a trading center and headquarters for the Hualapai Indian Reservation. It is located on Historic Route 66, America's Mother Road, north of Interstate 40 between Kingman and Seligman.
Peach Springs got its name from the peach trees found growing by the spring here. The steam locomotives of the railroad used water from the spring and a water tank and station were built by the railroad in the early 1880s. The railroad called it Peach Springs.
An ancient people with a revered heritage living lightly on the land, Hualapai means People of the Tall Pines. The population of Peach Springs is about 800 and the elevation is 4,788 feet above sea level.. Grand Canyon Caverns is just east of Peach Springs.
Peach Springs Canyon offers the only road into the Grand Canyon, Diamond Creek Road. The tribe maintains the road allowing conditional access by car or truck and issues sightseeing permits.
The city of Peach Springs Arizona is a small portion of the Hualapai Reservation. Twelve hundred people live on the 995,000 acres of this reservation serving the Hualapai tribe, an enormous developing land mass. The reservation is mostly rolling hills, rugged mesas, forests,breathtaking cliffs and deep gorges along 108 miles of the Colorado River and the Grand Canyon.
The Hualapai Reservation area offers hunting, fishing, hiking and camping facilities. An outdoormans paradise, Hualapai Wildlife Conservation sells big-game hunting permits for Desert Bighorn sheep, trophy elk, antelope and mountain lion. The Colorado River bounds the northern edge of the Reservation.
The Hualapai are descendants from one people, a group known archaeologically as the Cerbat. They originally lived in groups composed of fourteen bands. Culturally, the Hualapai consider themselves as part of the "Pai" meaning "the people." The earliest physical remains of the Pai was found along the Willow Beach bank near the Hoover Dam in the 1960's and dates back as early as A.D. 600.