Havasupai Falls

Jon went a few years ago with a couple of buddies and has wanted to take me back there ever since. Basic itinerary would be:

Day 1: drive down the day before (approx. 12 hour drive from Carpinteria!) and camp at the top of the hike.
Day 2:
get an early start and hike the 10-12 miles to the campsite in the canyon and enjoy the waterfalls etc.
Day 3: day hike to the Colorado river (roughly 20 miles round trip) stopping at various waterfalls and sites along the way.
Day 4: hiking out of the canyon and starting the driving home.
Day 5 (TBD): finishing the drive home if needed

Here are the Trail Distances – One Way: 

Hualapai Hilltop Parking Lot to Supai Lodge………………………..…..8 miles
Supai Lodge to Havasupai Falls Campground…………………………..2 miles
Hualapai Hilltop Parking Lot to Havasupai Falls Campground………….10 miles
Havasupai Falls Campground to Mooney Falls…………………………0.5 miles
Mooney Falls to the Colorado River…………………….……………….8 miles

Starting in 2017, they now offer Online Reservations!! As of 9/19 online reservation system was broken but you can book the old fashioned way by calling.

Reservations for the year open February 1. *Must call to book ASAP*

Camping: (928) 448-2180 or (928) 448-2237
(928) 448-2141 or (928) 448-2121
Reservation lines are open from 9 A.M. – 3 P.M. on Monday through Friday

Direct Online Reservations link: https://www.sunrisereservations.com/reservation/selectSiteCriteria?cgId=461

Costs:
Camping Fee: $25.00 per night, per person + Tax (10%)
Entrance Fee: $50.00 per person + Tax (10%)
Environmental Fee: $10.00 per person + Tax (10%)

*Confirm number of people before requesting permits. Fees are pre-paid at time of reservation and are non-refundable*

Directions:
The best way to reach Havasupai is from Highway 66, six miles east of Peach Springs, onto Indian Route 18, a 64 mile road to Hualapai Hilltop. From the Hilltop parking lot there is an eight mile trail to Supai Village. This trail may be traveled either by foot or horse.

 

 

Resources:

http://theofficialhavasupaitribe.com/

https://bearfoottheory.com/havasu-falls-camping-guide/

Info on the different waterfalls to see: http://waterfallsofthegrandcanyon.com/havasu-falls/havasupai-waterfalls/

http://dirtbagrunners.com/2017/06/20/dirtbagrunnersguidetohavasupaifalls/

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