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Directions to Havasupai

Havasupai Hilltop Map


The trailhead begins at Hualapai Hilltop.

Hualapai Hilltop can be reached at the end of Indian Road 18 which is 65 miles north of Route 66. Beware of cattle and wildlife on Indian 18 - especially after dark!

DO NOT use the road that you may see on some maps that comes directly from the South Rim area (Grand Canyon National Park) - that is a primitive road that requires 4-wheel drive, and the drive time takes longer than it takes to use I40 to Route 66 to Indian 18.


Parking Area

The Parking Area is known as Hualapai (Walapai) Hilltop. This is where the trailhead is. There are no permanent services of any kind, i.e. gas, food or lodging - although at times there may be drinks and snacks available from vendors. There is no water available for hikers. Please don't forget to bring water for the hike and fill up your tank with gas.

The parking lot is safe to leave your vehicle in, and there is a night watchman that patrols the lot. Please do not leave any valuables in your vehicles, as this would provide a temptation for anyone.

Approximate Drive Times to Hualapai Hilltop

From Flagstaff: 3-4 hour drive

From Phoenix: 5-6 hour drive

Las Vegas: 3-4 hour drive

Kingman: 2-3 hour drive

International Airports

Closest major airports are:

Phoenix Skyharbor International Airport in Phoenix, Arizona (PHX)

McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas, Nevada (LAS)