Havasupai means people of the blue-green waters. The spectacular waterfalls and isolated community within the Havasupai Indian Reservation attract thousands of visitors each year. The Havasupai are intimately connected to the water and the land. This blue- green water is sacred to the Havasupai. It flows not only across the land, but also through each tribal member. When you enter their land, you enter their home, their place of origin.

Went from Mooney falls to Bever. A little tricky at some points and you need to keep an eye on where the trail ends into the water and continues on the other side. A great day hike.

Best hike ever! Totally breathtaking and worth it. But good gear and it will be all smiles.

Does anyone want to buy my reservation? Weather isn’t looking good and I don’t want to take the chance. Oct 21-23 at the lodge. 4802905744

Does anyone want to buy my reservation? Oct 21-23 weather isn’t looking good and I’m not willing to take any chances. Did this hike last year and was reallly looking forward to it. 4802905744

Great experience! Must do!

6 days ago

Getting down to this waterfall was not an easy task. Coming down a the wall with chains to hold onto scared me but it was all worth it in the end! On the other side getting down from the wall is a rope swing and a place to jump off and have a fun time. Under one of the mini waterfalls is a cute little opening like a cave. The place was breathtaking and relaxing!

We started our hike in the morning around 6 and arrived at the village around 1. The hike was beautiful! The water is a beautiful blue or even crystal clear in some parts. We were expecting the water to be in the 70’s but it wasn’t due to the fact that we went in October. If you’re going for perfect weather hiking then go in the earlier or later months. If you want to go when the water is just right go during the hotter months.

I’ve been trying to call to get permit and make a reservation for the lodge in Supai and camping reservation at Havasu falls. I’ve been calling 4 different phone numbers and nobody answers. It’s been a year that I call at least once a week.
Anybody knows the right phone numbers?

esta hermoso lo recomidiendo

Arizona’s own piece of paradise ❤️ it is a very tough hike. Mostly the distance. But well worth every ache.

best trail I've done so far, so worth the long hike to see the waterfalls

Did this hike/trail on 9/9/18.

I left the hilltop and parking area just after 7 a.m. and the forecast for the day was in the low 90’s. I never had any issues with heat as the vast majority of the trail was in the shade of the canyons. I know many people leave the hilltop in the very early morning hours, some as early as 3 a.m. or 4 a.m., however, after doing this hike, I personally don’t see a need to leave that early. Even with a headlamp, I think some safety could be compromised given the rocky and uneven terrain if one were doing it in the dark. Made it to the village in just over 3 hours at a pretty decent pace.

A couple of words of advice... I stayed at the Grand Caverns Inn and I would highly recommend getting fuel for your car before driving to the hilltop parking area as the closest gasoline is in Peach Springs (I was driving from Las Vegas so I can’t speak to those coming from the Arizona route. This is important as there is no fuel in the area or on Indian Road 18, and it’s just over 60 miles each way from the highway in so one must plan for 120 or so miles of driving to get in and out.

Also, do heed the warnings about animals in the road and on the highway, particularly at night. I came very close to hitting a large deer during my drive in on the highway just outside of Peach Springs. I also saw horses and mules on the road to the hilltop in both directions.

Some of the food shops in the village close before their posted hours, so plan on getting there early if you’re wanting to try the local, traditional food or get a hot meal.

I stayed at the lodge and it was simple and basic, but I wasn’t expecting anything grandiose. I appreciated having a bed and some a/c when it did get pretty warm in the afternoon.

There is cell signal in the village with the signal being stronger in some areas than others. I found the best reception in areas near or around the lodge. I had two phones, one Verizon and one AT&T and my Verizon phone by far had the best reception. There is also free public WiFi in the village and the signal is best near and around the lodge also. If one is staying in the campgrounds, there really is no signal but if you do have Verizon, you can get signal at the top of Havasupai Falls if needed.

Overall, a great experience! Was incredibly beautiful and I’d love to do it again sometime.

I loved every moment of the trip. People were amazing and helpful, we started to hike around 0430 hours reached there at 1030 hours. It won’t take long if you have a day pack. But it’s not a place for day hike, you have to carry tents and all other gears to stay there. There are mule carriers that you can use to get your luggage transported to campgrounds. Beautiful places, water feels soothing, of course after that long hike you need it. Overall my experience was really awesome. Try to start as early possible in both ways to avoid heat.

Long hike, started at 0400 there and 0200 on the way back to beat the heat. The falls were magnificent, each site with its own personality. Loved every second of it!!

Locals yelling politically charged racial slurs repeatedly throughout the hike through the canyon as well as the village would keep me from recommending or returning to this place. The population of aggressively and outwardly racist villagers (to whom you must pay a lot of money for the privilege of visiting) is a minority, but a very vocal and significantly disruptive minority just the same.

camping
1 month ago

Locals yelling politically charged racial slurs repeatedly throughout the hike through the canyon as well as the village would keep me from recommending or returning to this place. The population of aggressively and outwardly racist villagers (to whom you must pay a lot of money for the privilege of visiting) is a minority, but a very vocal and significantly disruptive minority just the same.

backpacking
1 month ago

This has has to be done in order to get to your campsite. Make sure you reserve your permits before starting this hike. You won’t be allowed to stay if you don’t. Started this hike at the crack of dawn and it was insanely cold and windy, but it’s the best way to go in order to beat the heat and make the most out of your time in the campgrounds. The first two miles (last 2 if you’re coming back out) are fairly steep so save your water for the last stretch. Most of the hike is on a river bed so be prepared to take a few breaks to empty your shoes out from rocks and sand. The scenery and rock formation is incredible throughout the entire hike. Watch out for the mules passing by, and make sure you step to the side for them. They’re hard working little guys carrying the town’s necessities. It’s definitely something to do with a decent group of friends so that everyone can enjoy a good long hike together.

When discussing this trail with friends and trying to decide which is best Havasupai or Kaibab/Bright Angel at the S. Rim to Phantom, it is always a toss up. They both offer so much and are so different. I think the big draw for Havasupai is the blue green water so you want to go when you can swim and enjoy being in the water. This year we were there May 5-6th. I prefer to go in April, but it's hard to get permits and rooms now that social media has over exposed, so you go when you can get a permit. I will say on the way, we saw lots of grumpy hikers. I believe we started out around 10 and it was getting warm. We were going down and they were in the grind on the way up to the Hualapai Hilltop, which I believe is about a 2000' gain. There is no shade on the way up so you do not want do do this stretch between 11-3 when 100+ degrees. The hike down is relatively easy, but back light as it is 8 miles to town and approximately 10 to the campground. I like staying in the campground next to the creek, but this time we were in the hotel, which is basic but offers a bed, sink, shower, toilet and a/c, plus you are only going to be sleeping there as there is so much to see and experience. Food can be an issue when staying in the hotel. Our first night the cafe closed at 4pm, the store closed at 6pm, and we did not find this out until 6pm, so we had to walk to the second store which is near the large corral when you are first coming into the town of Supai. We also had to get creative and had to have frozen burritos, a jar of salsa and bag of tortilla chips for dinner microwaved in the store, as our room did not have a microwave. This is all part of the adventure. I am telling you this so you know to be ready for Plan B. If camping you have planned out your meals, if in the hotel, most would think they would be eating at the Cafe. The first day we explored the waterfalls closest in - Navajo and Havasu, so close to 16 miles that day. The next day we got up early and did Mooney (there was still a wait at approximately 8am to go through the tunnel and use the ladders to get to the base.) and proceeded on to Beaver which is my favorite. It is an effort to get there and I was surprised to see that it looked like Spring Break on MTV when I arrived. There were lots of 20 year olds and numerous brightly colored floats. I have been twice before in late March and early April and had only seen a few people at Beaver in the past. Once again tempering your expectation for pristine as it was a party scene in May. For dinner the second night we took advantage of the Fry Bread Booth near Havasu Falls - delicious! Due to the high temperatures, forecast was 97 on our departure day, I wanted an early start to avoid the heat on the climb out, so I would not become one of those grumpy hikers we saw coming in. We started at 5:30am and had no problems. We were fortunate with a little cloud cover to keep the temps down. I will say it was much better with a 15# day pack than my two previous treks with a 30# backpack. Maybe that's why I was smiling and saying hello to everyone I passed along the way. Our group was out in 2.5-3 hours with day packs. Two of our party ended up getting bad blisters from water crossings and partially wanted to take the helicopter out. Be advised the cost is $85 and it's first come/first serve. When we left Supai at 5:30am there was already a line. Our group was told 7am was ok to line up and they did not get out until 11:30am, so we we were stuck waiting 3 hours on the hillside after we had hiked out. This is an amazing trip and one to be experienced, but best to come prepared with everything you might need or be flexible, as you may have to go to Plan B.

This trail just has to be done to get to the campground or lodge. It pales into comparison to the trail to the confluence of the Havasu and Colorado rivers. If you hike to the campground you need to get to at least beaver falls to really appreciate the location you are at.

Great time, highly suggest going in the spring

Totally worth it.

Hiked in on 05/05/2018, and out on 05/07/2018. The hike in to the village was easy to follow, but 2 out of 3 of us got blisters from the loose gravel/rocks that made our feet roll in unusual ways. I brought a blister pack that fixed us up for the rest of the trip.
We stayed at the Lodge in the village, and found everyone to be helpful and most to be friendly. The man running the Sinyella store was very nice.
We hiked down to Lil Navajo falls the first day, and did some wading there. The trail from the village to the falls is a very fine dirt/sand, like walking at the beach.
The second day we hiked over to Havasu Falls and Mooney Falls. Both bueatiful, as expected. We swam at both falls, and enjoyed the day.
Because of our blisyers, we didn't attempt to find Beaver Falls. Maybe next time.
On the third day, we left the Lodge at 4:00 am to beat the sun. I had a good, bright headlamp that made it possible. Even so, we had to backtrack and find the trail again twice in the dark of the morning. Fortunately, only a couple hundred feet each time. It got easier to pick the right path as the sun came up.
All in all, a great time and place to be.

Always great. I first came here in high school with my school. It was amazing, and unforgettable, so I've been back 4 times.
Just pack light. You don't need much. I have tented, and hammocked. I prefer to sleep in a hammock, and it's lighter to pack in and out. If you're a wuss, you can pay to have your bags taken out by helicopter. We actually did it one year, and it was worth it. $10 a bag.
2 years ago I took my 9 year old. She hiked in and out, and did amazing. What a trooper!

Absolutely loved my time here! It’s a beautiful oasis worth the wait and effort to go!

Awesome fall, supai permits required
Unless you are hiking in from the Colorado river.

Spectacular hike. Well worth it and totally doable. We were a group of moderately in shape adults and one 11-year old, and while it was definitely a challenge it was totally doable. Hike EARLY or LATE to avoid the sun, because it is brutal. We didn't use the mules or the helicopter and 100% recommend doing it this way! You feel so much more accomplished when you finish, and it's totally worth it.

We started the hike down at 5:00am and were to the campground at about 10:00am. The campground is great and there is plenty of shade and great places to hang hammocks (we were worried about this before, but we didn't have trouble finding trees to strap to). The spring water at the bottom is clean and doesn't require a filter, which is awesome!

We carried 4 L of water each down and up. On the way down we had plenty of water to spare, but on the way up we were cutting it close. We left about 4:20pm and hiked up waterfall to waterfall, making the distances in the sun short before getting to the next waterfall to spend a few last minutes in and immerse ourselves before continuing. We arrived at the village at about 7:00pm, where we filled our water one last time and began the final ascent, arriving to the parking lot a little before midnight. Make sure you have plenty of water and a good snack waiting for you in the car. Hiking in the dark wasn't bad and it made the weather perfect for the hardest parts of the hike! The trail is pretty easy to follow, as long as you are paying attention. Also the stars were spectacular, seriously maybe the best I've ever seen, so that's an added bonus to hiking at night.

We didn't see any snakes and only one scorpion on the way up, which I was relieved about. The squirrels are a real issue, just make sure you don't leave stuff out and you should be fine.

THIS HIKE IS WORTH EVERY MOMENT. I have never seen water that color before and it was just spectacular all around. YOU CAN DO IT.

Awesome all three times I visited this amazing place!

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