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5 Pointers for Planning a Havasu Falls Camping, or Hiking Trip



Have you been planning to get away for a day or two and visit the beautiful Havasu Falls? Before doing so it’s helpful to do a bit of planning and research first. But if you don’t know where to begin, Discovery Treks is here to provide you with some expert advice.

Here you’ll find some must-know pointers about Havasu Falls camping, or day hikes.

  1. Names for Different Features

Since the Havasu Falls area is located in a local Indian reservation, many of its features have Native American names. In addition to the falls, there’s Havasupai, the reservation itself. Supai is the name of the town, which it’s located in. Hualapai Hilltop is the beginning of the trailhead.

  1. Call Ahead for Camping

If you’re planning a Havasu Falls camping trip on your own, you must reserve a spot through the tribe’s website. Typically, they release all the permits for the year on February 1st but they also usually sell out within a few hours. You can always contact Discovery Treks directly and reserve your place for one of our multi-day hiking tours of the falls. We also offer Havasupai Waterfalls lodging adventures for those who want to be out in nature, but not roughing it.

  1. Prepare for the Drive

Havasu Falls is in a somewhat remote location, at least three hours away from the nearest modern town or city. This means that before hitting the road, you should fill up the tank and give your car a brief once over to make sure there’s enough air in the tires. Follow the directions to reach Supai.

  1. Know the Different Falls

There are five different waterfalls and viewing areas, so having an idea of which ones you want to visit before setting out on your Havasu Falls camping trip is a must. There’s the main Havasu Falls, around a mile hike from the trailhead. There are also the New (0.5 mi) and Lower Navajo Falls (0.6 mi), as well as Mooney (1.5 mi) and Beaver Falls (4.5 mi).

  1. Only Pack Essentials

One common mistake you should avoid on your Havasu Falls camping trip is overpacking. Outside of your camping gear, only bring along essentials, such as food, water, a map, as well as some spare clothes and w. This will make certain that you’re able to keep up with the rest of the group while hiking, rather than struggling with the weight of your pack.

Let Discovery Treks Help Plan Your Next Havasu Falls Camping Trip or Hike

Having an expert on the trail with you while exploring Havasu Falls and the Grand Canyon is a great way to experience all the two canyons have to offer. Contact us today to book your trip, or visit our website to learn more about the many tours and adventures offered by Discovery Treks.