Where is Havasu Falls?It is located in the state of Arizona on the Havasupai Nation Reservation at the Grand Canyon. To give you a better idea geographically, the tribal village of Supai is 297 miles from Las Vegas, Nevada, 262 miles from Phoenix, Arizona, and 172 miles from Flagstaff, Arizona.
Is Havasu Falls and Havasupai Falls the same thing?
What is the weather like there?
You can check our weather page for average monthly temperatures. Keep in mind it is Arizona desert conditions. There is generally plenty of sunshine, low humidity, and low levels of precipitation. Hot, dry heat in summer, cool in winter, and gorgeous spring and fall hiking conditions.
Can we swim and jump in the falls?
Oh yeah. With its pristine blue-green waters in a maroon/travertine landscape, this is one of the world’s most wonderful swimming holes. The refreshing waters stay around 72 degrees. Please use caution and be aware of the possibility of strong undercurrents and obstacles underwater, especially when you’re near the falls.
Can I jump from the top of the falls?
No and you wouldn’t want to do it. Jumping from the top of Havasu Falls and Mooney Falls is strictly prohibited and deadly. There have been those who died or been seriously injured after recklessly or foolishly ignoring this warning.
Do I need to make reservations to visit Havasu Falls?
Yes at some point you most certainly do. If you want to visit Havasu Falls you are required to have a reservation. This is the Havasupai Tribe’s policy for a day pass, staying at the Havasu Falls Campground, or staying at the Havasupai Lodge. If you show up without a prior reservation, you will be forced to pay twice the cost of everyone else who did. If that isn’t enough motivation, there is also a chance you won’t be granted access. Let the hike and the waterfalls be your adventure. There’s no need to create unnecessary drama with the reservations process.
How do I make reservations?
You call the Havasupai Tribe on the telephone. Here are phone numbers to call: (928) 448-2121 for the Havasu Falls Campground. (928) 448-2111 for the Havasupai Lodge.
What amenities do they have there?
You can get water at the campground. There is also a small general store in Supai village. They carry some limited items in food and drink but don’t expect any bargains. The lodge does not have a restaurant.
We recommend bringing freeze dried foods for your hiking and camping trips. They are lightweight to carry, and easy to make with by just adding water. Besides the choices are delicious, with high protein and nutritional value. You’re going to be burning up calories. Eating well will keep your energy level where you want and need it to be. (add FDG hyperlink).
Can I bring my dog or other pets?
You can but it is strongly advised you do not. It is highly recommended you make this hiking or camping trip without your non-service pets. This is mainly for safety reasons. Your pets could encounter dogs and other animals of the wild who are the natural residents of the canyon. These animals are known to be far more open to humans visiting their space encroachment than they are with strange animals. In addition, maneuvering some areas near the falls have been very bad news for pets as you can imagine. Remember, you are going to a beautiful but remote tribal land. There is no animal hospital nearby should you pet require medical attention.
How can I keep up on what’s happening at Havasu Falls?Check this website for updated information. Follow us on Facebook, and the Havasupai Twitter Feed.
How long is the hike?You’ll have to hike 8 miles from Hualapai Hilltop to the village of Supai. Then it’s another 2.5 miles to reach the campground.
How do I ride a horse on the Havasupai Trail or put my packs on a mule?If you are camping here, the Tourism Office (also called the Camping Office) can make arrangements within a week of your trip for you to do this. If you are staying at the lodge, the staff there can arrange the details for you.
Is there helicopter service?Yes there is. The cost one way is $85 per person. The ride is roughly 5 minutes long. It is very important to note the limited availability and predictability of this helicopter service. Priority is always given to tribal members and tribal business, though the service is also available for hikers and campers. You should also be aware there are no guarantees the helicopter will be flying, even if it is a normal “fly day.” A host of reasons could cancel the helicopter service including: winds, inclement weather, tribal holiday, closure of the campgrounds, etc.
Can I make a reservation for the helicopter service?
No unfortunately you cannot. This adds to the unpredictability. The helicopter service is only available on a first come first served basis. You can sign up for transport between the time frame of around 9am to around 1pm. It is strongly advised to have a backup plan in case you cannot get a seat or there is no service on your requested day for a helicopter ride.
Is the helicopter ride scenic?
It depends on how you view it. Yes, every helicopter ride is scenic. In this case, flying over the canyon between Hilltop and Supai does provide beautiful views indeed. But keep in mind this helicopter ride is for transportation purposes. It is not a sightseeing trip. Your flight route will not take you over the falls for photo opportunities.
If you want to take an incredible and memorable scenic tour by air, we highly suggest a helicopter or plane ride over the one and only amazing, Grand Canyon.
Or you can go to the Top of the World in a helicopter tour! Your helicopter will land you on top of Tower Butte for a 20 minute visit - also See Glen Canyon, Lake Powell, the Grand Staircase, and more!
What else is in the area to do?Well, if you are coming from far away here are a few suggestions. Flying into Phoenix, Arizona, you would pass the beautiful red rock region of Sedona, Arizona on the way up I-17 North. This small town has plenty of wonderful hiking opportunities in addition to shops and restaurants.
Hoover Dam is another popular tourist option which has tours. And last but certainly not least is Las Vegas, Nevada. McCarron International Airport is world class. And while gambling opportunities are virtually everywhere you go in this town, don’t be fooled by the City of Sin name. Las Vegas is a vacation destination with something fun and exciting for the whole family. Safe to say it also has a few million more sparkling lights than you’ll find on display at Havasu Falls.