Peach Springs is the Route 66 town that is home to the Hualapai Nation government.
Diamond Creek Road connects to Route 66 here. It's a 21-mile drive to the Colorado River and lower Grand Canyon from Peach Springs. Some Grand Canyon rafting trips take out at Diamond Creek on the Colorado River.
It's a rough road that goes through a shallow wash at the end of the trip. Tribal permits to drive the road, available at the Hualapai Lodge in Peach Springs, are $15 per person plus tax with kids 12 and under free. Call 928-769-2227 for information.
Peach Springs includes a dilapidated stone trading post built in 1928 by Ancel Early Taylor. It's just west of a convenience store.
An abandoned gas station and garage is on the south side of Route 66. The large building was built in 1932 by Oscar Osterman, who sold it to Frank Boyd in 1938, according to Route 66 writer Quinta Scott who interviewed Boyd's wife Beatrice. Other reports say it was built in 1929.
The Hualapai Tribe has plans to renovate the historic filling station.
The National Register of Historic Places in 2023 listed the Osterman Garage on its list of the 11 Most Endangered Historic Places.
Founded: 1887 (Post Office)
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