Q: What is the Time Zone on the Hopi Reservation?

A: The Hopi Tribal lands are located inside the Navajo Nation. The Hopi villages are on Arizona time and the Navajo Nation is on Mountain Time. Arizona does not participate in daylight savings. During daylight savings, the Navajo Nation is one hour later than Hopi and Arizona. In non-daylight savings months Hopi, Arizona, and the Navajo Nation are on the same time. The Navajo community of Tuba City is situated across the roadway from the Legacy Inn that is in the Upper Village of Moenkopi.

Q: Can I drive on the Hopi reservation?
A: Yes, Arizona state highway 264 connects the villages from the western gateway community of Moenkopi to the First Mesa Villages. All of the villages are accessible in private vehicles. However, the best way to experience the villages is on an escorted tour with a certified Hopi Guide who will share the cultural background of the villages and the people. An authorized guide can also take you to restricted areas that are not open to private vehicles.

Q: Can I hike on Hopi land? 
A: No, you cannot hike on Hopi land without a certified Hopi Guide.

Q: How far in advance do I have to schedule a guided tour? 
A: Tours are usually available for booking on the morning that you intend to tour, however, advance reservations are recommended for full day tours.

Q: What are the average temperatures on the Hopi reservation?

A:


Average Monthly Temperature (F)
 

JAN

FEB

MAR

APR

MAY

JUN

JUL

AUG

SEP

OCT

NOV

DEC

HIGH

42

50

59

68

78

90

95

92

84

70

54

43

LOW

26

30

37

43

52

62

69

67

59

47

35

27




Q: What is the elevation of the Hopi villages?
A: The elevation in the Legacy Inn in the Upper Village of Moenkopi is approximately 4,940 feet (1,506 meters).

Q: What are the GPS Coordinates for the hotel?
A: 35.932403, -111.3798928

Q: What is the hotel check-in time?
A: 4:00 p.m. mountain standard time. Check out time is 11 a.m.

Q: Are there rules for visiting the Hopi Villages?
A: Whether you visit during a feast day or take a guided tour, visiting a Hopi village is a unique and memorable experience. The villages are very interesting to see because much of the architecture is hundreds of years old. It is important to remember that these are living villages and when you enter the village you are stepping into someone’s home. Be sure to observe posted regulations; you are subject to the tribal laws:

*Villages are open to the public during some festivals and feast days.

*It is polite to accept invitations to eat, even if you eat or drink only a little.

*Alcohol is not allowed on Hopi or Navajo Tribal lands. Tribal law prohibits consumption.

*Pets are not allowed when touring Hopi land.

*Removal of pottery shards or rocks are prohibited.

*If photos are allowed, purchase a camera permit.

*Sacred kivas (underground ceremonial chambers) and graveyards are off-limits.

*Please enter a home by invitation only.

*Public restrooms are not available.

*Dances are religious ceremonies; please refrain from clapping or taking pictures.

 

Contact the Legacy Inn about observance of guidelines for visiting the villages and to schedule a guided tour.