Kaibab-Paiute Reservation lands are on

Kanab Creek in northern Arizona adjacent to the Utah border

on the Arizona Strip.  Spanning Coconino and Mohave counties,

the 120,413-acre reservation varies from rolling grasslands to mesas of the

Colorado Plateau, at elevations of 5,500 to 6,000 feet. For all

its remoteness, the people of Kaibab enjoy their location

because it offers a measure of solitude not possible in more

urban places. The Kaibab-Paiute are members of the Southern Paiute

Nation, which is located along the southern Great Basin and

San Juan-Colorado River drainage. Paiutes speak a Uto-Aztecan

language along with English.

 

The Kaibab-Reservation communities consist of five villages:

Kaibab, Steam Boat, Juniper Estates, Six-Mile and

Red hills. Today's communities continue to function along both

historic and modern lines. Traditional Kaibab-Paiute culture is

seen in language, celebration, community organization and

values.

 

Arizona Highway 389 crosses the reservation and is the main

route for tourist travel between Las Vegas, Nevada, and Lake

Powell. The Kaibab-Paiute economy is largely centered on

tourism and the livestock industry. A tourism complex containing

the Zion Natural History Association bookstore and snack bar

is located at Pipe Springs National Monument. More than

50,000 tourists annually visit the old Mormon Fort at Pipe

Springs. The complex provides the tribe with additional revenue.

Agricultural growth is expected as the tribe expands growing

operations from its present 140 acres. The current alfalfa

crop supplies feed for local livestock. Other land use includes

residential, gardening, hunting, gathering and recreation.

Additionally, numerous land and road-use leases provide

revenue for the tribe.

 

The area surrounding and including the Kaibab-Paiute

Reservation is blessed with a variety of geological, historical and

recreational attractions. The reservation is centrally located and

only hours away from the geological wonders of the North Rim

of the Grand Canyon, Zion and Bryce Canyon national parks,

Cedar Breaks National Monument, Coral Pink Sand Dunes Utah

State Park, and many other amazing sites. Lake Powell, Glen Canyon

and Lake Mead National Recreation Areas are nearby. Kanab Creek

runs through the reservation on its way to Snake Gulch and the Colorado River in

the Grand Canyon. Historic Pipe Springs National Monument

and Steamboat Rock are on the reservation and the Kaibab

National Forest is nearby.