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Havasupai Hike and Waterfalls

Supai, Arizona


Added by Juan Moreno

Distance: 12 milesElevation gain: 2,300 ft.Amazing waterfalls with turquoise blue watersA paradise in the desert, with photos galoreReservations are strongly recommended

The 12 mile hike to the campground begins at the Hualapai hilltop. First 1.5 miles are intense, the rest is a smooth but a long hike. After you register in the village of Supai, it's only 2 miles to the campground where the waterfalls are located. The campground is 1 mile long so there are plenty of spaces to set up camp. These are on a first come first serve basis.

Once you are setup, there are 2 major falls that sandwich the campgrounds, Havasu Falls and Mooney Falls. Downstream there are several other prominent falls if you wish to make the extra hike to them. Also, the Colorado River is about 8 miles downstream. Overall, expect to hike anywhere from 25 to 30 miles while at Havasupai.

A 3-4 day weekend is the best if you wish to really soak it all in. Since it is on an Indian Reservation, anything you bring in will have to leave with you, including your trash, so pack in, pack out. "Luxury outhouses" are located throughout the campground. The village also offers to take your equipment down on mules for a price and helicopter flights are offered from the village if you do not wish to make the hike for a price.

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Havasu Falls in the Havasupai Reservation

Confluence of the Colorado River and Havasu Creek

Mooney Falls

Beaver Falls

Navajo Falls

Hidden Falls in the Havasupai Reservation