Havasu Falls Trip Planning
Havasu Falls is an amazing destination with its many spectacular turquoise waterfalls to explore, but advanced planning and reservations are a must for a trip to Havasu. It’s an 8-mile strenuous hike to reach Supai Village and the Havasupai Lodge. To reach Havasu Falls and the campground requires an additional 2-mile hike. Advanced reservations are required for both the campground and the Lodge, so make sure you have your reservation before you leave for Havasu. Helicopter flights depart from the trailhead at Hualapai Hilltop, but flights are first come, first serve (both in and out of Supai), so reservations for flights are not available.
The first mile of the trip from the trailhead at Hualapai Hilltop has some steep switchbacks but the rest of the trail is fairly mellow following a flat, sandy canyon. Beautiful sandstone canyons with a rich red hue, ancient pictographs, and the headwaters of Havasu Creek await you. Not just for the super fit, even those who aren’t in the best shape can make this trip with a good attitude and some advance preparation. Read the guide below to learn more.