Havasu Falls is a stunning paradise on the canyon floor near Supai Village, the reservation center of the Havasupai Indian Tribe. It is tucked into a canyon about 35 miles west of the Grand Canyon National Park boundaries. "Havasupai" means "people of the blue-green water". Havasu Canyon is an amazing destination that few people get to experience. The series of "blue-green" waterfalls in Havasu Canyon is an oasis of astounding beauty and tranquility and is considered a very sacred place by the Havasupai people.
To experience this paradise requires a drive of about 185 miles from Sedona, Arizona to Hualapai Hilltop which is the adventure launching point. It is then a 10 mile descending hike through majestic red rock canyons to an awe-inspiring camp below Havasu Falls. En route, hikers will will pass through towering cliffs, by ancient pictographs, and across pristine streams to Supai Village - the only place in the Grand Canyon still inhabited by native people. From there it is just a couple of mile trek to the world-renowned Navajo, Havasu, Mooney and Beaver Falls. These spectacular turquoise waterfalls are heralded pristine travertine pools, making some of the world's best swimming holes and most spectacular hikes.
The professional guides of Hydros Adventures specialize in 3-day tours to the Havasu Canyon Falls. Join them on this journey to discover the amazing utopia within the Grand Canyon on the Havasupai Indian Reservation.
Havasu Falls offers a variety of year-round adventure for all types of people. Families, experienced hikers, corporate groups, and students can all find a trip that's right for them. The weather from March through November is best, but winter trips offer the most solitude. Hiking (with mules to carry your gear), and camping at beautiful Havasu Falls Campground is a most popular option. Hydros also offers transport by mule or helicopter for an additional fee. And if camping under the stars is not your cup of tea, the Havasupai Lodge is a quick two mile hike from the Falls.
The Havasu Falls Itinerary
Day One. Early wake-up call for Havasu Falls trailhead, and the start of your hike. Hike through beautiful Havasu Canyon and the Havasupai Village, on the way to our base camp below the Falls.
Day Two. Explore Mooney Falls, and Beaver Falls (time permitting) or just relax at beautiful Havasu Falls right above our campsite.
Day Three. Early start for our trek back through Havasu Canyon to the Havasu Falls trailhead.
From Sedona AZ. Take US 89A North from Sedona up Oak Creek Canyon to Flagstaff, Arizona. Exit at Airport Road and get on Interstate 17 North. Exit to Interstate 40 going West towards Williams AZ. From I-40 at Seligman, take Exit 123 and drive 33 miles West on Highway #66 to Indian Road 18. Turn right and drive 60 miles to parking lot at Hualapai Hilltop (at end of the road). Indian Road 18 can also be accessed from Kingman AZ, by driving ~50 miles east on Hwy #66 (~6 miles past Peach Springs). There are no services after Seligman.
The small village of Supai is home to about 450 Havasupai, whose main industry is tourism. Permission is needed from the Havasupai to hike into the Village. An entrance fee of $20 per person (2003). A room at the lodge is $75 (single) or $80 (double). The campground is $10 per person. You can also ride a horse (or have your heavy packs brought in by horse), or you can even take a helicopter into the village.