The long and tiring trek to Havasu Falls is certainly worth your time, money, and effort. If you want to be in tuned with Mother Nature and experience the hidden beauty of the Grand Canyon, Havasu Falls should be part of your itinerary.
But before you go and take your friends and family to Havasupai, make sure to do your homework. Preparedness is key if you want to have a fantastic time hiking to Havasu falls and camping there for a few nights. Don’t expect first-class hotel accommodations or concierge service (though there may be hotels near grand canyon). As the Havasu Falls is located in a remote portion of the South Rim, the lodge and campgrounds within the area will only feature bare necessities. So make sure to come prepared for the hike, and be equipped with the right outdoor equipment and gear to make your stay memorable.
There are many ways on how you can reach the Havasu Falls. Apart from the usual ten-mile trek to this glorious beauty, you have other transportation options:
- All campers and hikers will need to pay 34USD plus tax in order to gain access to Havasupai Indian Reservation. You may go online and pay this fee in advance.
- The campground is located at least ten miles from the falls itself. The campground also offers one of the shortest and fastest trails to the falls. If you decide to setup a tent, you will need to pay 17US per night/person. Reserving a slot in the campground may also be done in advance.
- If you have the budget to rent a room, the lodge in Supai, Arizona can be rented at 145 for 4 people. As they can get full fast, the lodge recommends to reserve in advance to avoid any accommodations problem when you arrive.
- There are chartered helicopters that fly between Supai and Hualapai Hilltop every Sundays, Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays. With this said, you need to time your arrival and stay at Havasu Falls in order to comfortably fly in and out of the Indian Reservation. Unlike the lodge and the campground, the helicopter service tickets are on a first-come, first-served basis.
- There are packed mules and horses that you can rent out at 75USD one way.