FLAGSTAFF, Ariz.— Arizona’s Havasupai Tribe is welcoming back tourists after months spent repairing trails and clearing debris from a flood that swept through their reservation last summer.
The reservation deep in a gorge off south side of the Grand Canyon reopened to the public June 1.
Water from a summer thunderstorm surged through the canyon in mid-August, forcing the evacuations of hundreds of residents and tourists. Tribal members soon returned, but the reservation has remained closed to tourists.
The area is best known for its towering blue-green waterfalls.
But those who hope to travel there might have to wait a while. Reservations at the lodge and campground are booked through mid-July.