Havasupai Falls

Havasupai (Havasu Falls) might just be one the the most beautiful places on Earth. There are five major waterfalls at Havasupai - Upper Navajo Falls, Lower Navajo Falls "Rock Falls", Havasu Falls, Mooney Falls and Beaver Falls. In between is an endless playground of pools, small falls, caves and beautiful nature to explore. If you're interested in making this trip, you've undoubtedly seen the countless amount of gorgeous photographs taken in this area. It really, truly looks like the photos in real life. No more convincing needed? There are definitely better ways to make this trip both more enjoyable and manageable so let's starting planning your trip.

First, thing's first. A permit it required to go down to the falls and sleep down there whether you camp or stay at the lodge in Supai Village. Permits are typically are booked out about three months in advance if not more.

  • Camping: 1-928-448-2121, 1-928-448-2141, 1-928-448-2174, or 1-928-448-2180
  • Camping Office Hours: 7am - 7pm
  • Lodge: 1-928-448-2111 or 1-928-448-2201

When to Go
The bottom of the Canyon can get pretty warm in the summer with reprieve offered only by trees and the cool water. April through through July are months where the water is enjoyable to swim in and the bottom of the Canyon is moderate in temperature. End of July and August is monsoon season in Arizona. This can be a tricky time to come because the river can rise and often times visitors are evacuated due to flash floods. September, October and March are also moderate weather months at the Canyon, which is great for camping, but the water might be a little on the cold side if swimming. November through February are not recommended if you plan on being in the water. Camping will be cold and perhaps staying at the lodge might be a more comfortable choice if you're not used to camping in cooler temperatures.

Getting there
Here are directions to Hualapai Hilltop, which is where your adventure begins:
http://www.havasu-falls.com/getdirections.html

There are three main ways to get to the falls: hike, horse ride or helicopter ride. The hike down from Hualapai Hilltop is to the Supai Village is about 8 miles, then another 2 miles to the waterfalls and campground. The helicopter leaves from Hualapai Hilltop as well and is about a 5 minute ride to Supai Village. The horse ride from Hualapai Hilltop is about 3 hours to the village, but you must have minimal horse riding experience to reserve a horse.

Tip: If you want to hike down but not carry a pack full of camping gear, food, water, etc., there are pack mules that can bring your gear down for your from the Hilltop to the campground.

How long should you stay?
Most people like to stay 2-3 nights. That will give you enough time to visit all the falls at a leisurely hiking and playing in the water pace. Also this is typically the amount of food and water supplies that most visitors are willing to hike in with. If you're making use of a pack mule, stay as longer. It really does feel like paradise.

Camping Office Hours: 7am - 7pm Lodge: 1-928-448-2111 or 1-928-448-220
Written by:
The Ultimate Off Road Adventure

1. The Ultimate Off Road Adventure

At Guidance Air in Sedona, we fly Robinson helicopters, specifically the R44 and R66, which have unrivaled views. This means clear views fro...  More
  • (928) 351-1000
  • 1200 Airport Rd
  • Sedona, AZ
  • 86336
Grand Canyon South Rim Bus Tour with Optional Upgrades

Explore the Grand Canyon with this guided, full-day sightseeing adventure around the South Rim. Beginning in Las Vegas, travel to the Grand Canyon’s South Rim and the National Geographic Visitor Center. See a number of different panoramic views from various lookout locations while learning about the history and geology of the canyon from the expert tour guide. Upgrade to include an IMAX movie and/or a scenic 2-hour Jeep tour or a breathtaking helicopter flight. Lunch and a Las Vegas hotel pickup and drop-off are included.

Book and save 44% compared to our local operator's price!

Grand Canyon West Rim Luxury Helicopter Tour

Need a break from bustling Las Vegas? Hop on board a helicopter for a luxury sightseeing tour to the Grand Canyon. Listen to informative commentary from your pilot as you get an aerial perspective on the majestic grandeur of the Grand Canyon and Colorado River. On the way, you'll also see landmarks such as Hoover Dam, Lake Mead, Black Canyon and the Las Vegas strip. Your tour includes a 30-minute stop at the Grand Canyon West airport, with time for some quick shopping at a Native American gift boutique.

Book and save between 23% and 29% compared to the local operator's price!

Deluxe Grand Canyon All American Helicopter Tour

Experience the beauty of one of America’s natural wonders with a scenic helicopter tour of the Grand Canyon. This low-level flight takes travelers past the famous Hoover Dam, extinct volcanoes, and stunning Lake Mead., as well as a pass over the glittering Las Vegas Strip. This half-day tour includes a champagne picnic at 3,200 feet (960 meters) below the canyon rim and allows plenty of time for afternoon exploring after your flight concludes.

Book and save 26% compared to another travel site!

Helicopter & Airplane Tours Of Grand Canyon National Park

2. Helicopter & Airplane Tours Of ...

Viator offers air, helicopter & land tours to the Grand Canyon. Book a Grand Canyon helicopter tour or combine a Grand Canyon land & air exp...  More
  • 2730 Airport Drive
  • North Las Vegas,
  • 89032
Grand Canyon Railway

3. Grand Canyon Railway

Visit the official website for Grand Canyon Railway. Book your reservation online for a train tour on one of five classes of service on our ...  More
  • (303) 843-8724
  • 233 North Grand Canyon Boulevard
  • Williams, AZ
  • 86046
  • $75.00 - $132.00
Browse, Compare & Reserve West Rim Helicopter, Drive & Rafting Tours

4. Browse, Compare & Reserve West ...

Got just one day to see the Grand Canyon West Rim? Book one of our West Rim Tours from Las Vegas and experience everything there is to see ...  More
  • (702) 749-5664
  • 8525 Edna Avenue
  • Las Vegas, NV
  • 89117
  • $114.00 - $660.00
River Rafting Tours From Las Vegas

5. River Rafting Tours From Las Ve...

Every sightseeing and adventure tour of the Grand Canyon imaginable - from Las Vegas hotels to Grand Canyon National Park. Book a Grand Cany...  More
  • 4285 North Rancho Drive
  • Las Vegas, NV
  • 89130
Maverick Helicopter Tours

6. Maverick Helicopter Tours

Maverick Helicopters provides helicopter tours to the Grand Canyon. Maverick brings VIP and first-class service to the Grand Canyon. Ma...  More
  • (888) 261-4414
  • 6075 South Las Vegas Boulevard
  • Las Vegas, AZ
  • 89119
Red Feather Lodge

7. Red Feather Lodge

Ideally situated in the center of Tusayan, a small town one mile from the south entrance to the Grand Canyon National Park, this Grand Canyo...  More
  • (928) 638-2414
  • 300 Highway 64
  • Tusayan, AZ
  • 86023
  • $96.00 - $200.00

We have a trip finder that is unique and works much like Expedia, but for Grand Canyon Rafting Trips. With filters to narrow down options based on your preferences whether it is traveling within a certain date range, by raft type, by canyon route or trip duration, our Trip Finder can help you easily explore the different options!

Advantage Grand Canyon

8. Advantage Grand Canyon

As a central reservation service for all 16 Grand Canyon Rafting Outfitters, we can help you find your ideal adventure, at no additional cos...  More
  • (888) 244-2224
  • 7707 East Acoma Drive
  • Scottsdale, AZ
  • 85260
Wildland Trekking

9. Wildland Trekking

Join The Wildland Trekking Co. on an epic journey to the Grand Canyon! Services include 1 to 8 day hiking adventures, tasty backcountry cui...  More
  • (800) 715-4453
  • 4025 East Huntington Drive
  • Flagstaff, AZ
  • 86004
  • $110.00 - $1500.00
Grand Canyon Tours From Las Vegas  Viator

10. Grand Canyon Tours From Las Ve...

Every sightseeing and adventure tour of the Grand Canyon imaginable - from Las Vegas hotels to Grand Canyon National Park. Book a Grand Cany...  More
  • (800) 566-5868
  • 2730 Airport Drive
  • North Las Vegas, NV
  • 89032
Grand Canyon Expeditions

11. Grand Canyon Expeditions

The Grand Canyon is one of the wonders of the world, and what better way to see it than from its heart, on a Colorado river rafting trip? Th...  More
  • (800) 544-2691
  • Lees Ferry
  • Kanab, UT
Papillon Helicopters

12. Papillon Helicopters

Tour Grand Canyon with the "World's Largest and Most Experienced Helicopter Sightseeing Company!" Only Papillon is a recipient of the 5-star...  More
  • (800) 528-2418
  • 1265 Airport Road
  • Boulder City, NV
  • 89005
Great West Adventure Tours

13. Great West Adventure Tours

The Sedona and Grand Canyon Specialists! Enjoy the scenic views of Sedona on our Sedona tours and learn all about the geology and history th...  More
  • (877) 367-2383
  • Sedona
  • Sedona, AZ
  • 86336
Grand Canyon Airlines

14. Grand Canyon Airlines

Don't just view the Canyon from the rim when you can fly the Grand Canyon with a legend! Since 1927, Grand Canyon Airlines has been the prem...  More
  • (928) 638-2463
  • Fire Road 771
  • Tusayan, AZ

CAMPING IN THE GRAND CANYON

Camping overnight, on the rim or in the backcountry, is a popular way to experience Grand Canyon. See All Grand Canyon Campgrounds »

HIKING & BACKPACKING IN THE GRAND CANYON

Got questions about hiking below the rim for the day, or backpacking overnight in the backcountry? See All Grand Canyon Hiking & Backpacking »

WHAT'S THE BEST TIME TO VISIT?

Wondering what's the best time to plan a Grand Canyon vacation? See Grand Canyon by Season »

SOUTH RIM VS. NORTH RIM

Are you trying to decide whether to visit the South Rim or the North Rim? Read our guide to each Rim. Find Out Which Rim is for You »

A Day At The Canyon from John Burcham Photography. John Burcham is a commercial, editorial photographer based out of Flagstaff, AZ. You can see more of his work at www.johnburcham.com