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Havasu Falls - Arizona
What to do if you have little time : If you have only a short time, you will not be able to go to Havasu Falls. It takes at least 2 days.
Contrary to what we could think, Havasu Falls is not part of the Grand Canyon National Park, although it is located in the Grand Canyon. Havasu Falls is located on the Havasupai Tribal Lands. This means that the "America The Beautiful" pass is not valid here. You will therefore have to pay a very high price for your entrance fee and you will have to reserve the campsite or the lodge a very long time in advance.
10 miles one way - 5h30
2 days - 2 nights
Campground 25$ per person
Environnemental tax 10$
This is the most beautiful hike we did in the Grand Canyon. After a 10 miles walk, we have the impression to arrive in paradise by discovering Havasu Falls and Mooney Falls. If the descent seems difficult to you, be advise that the way back to Hualapai Hilltop is even more, especially the beginning (sand) and the end (elevation gain).
It's also possible to do this hike by horseback ride or to go down by helicopter.
During severe rains in 2008, the area of Supai and Havasu was completely under water. These floods have changed the landscapes and the appearance of Havasu Falls is no longer the same as the one of our photos made in 1999 and 2000. Moreover, new falls have appeared.
Tips : try to start the hike very early in the morning to avoid heat. Do so for the hike up, at the beginning of the day, before sunrise. It is important to go down with a lot of water. There is a small shop in the indian village of Supai. Since a few years, you have to book your descent many months before. There is a lodge in Supai.
Access : from Kingman, take legendary Route 66 east. About 6 miles after Peach Spring, turn left (North) on highway 18 to Hualapaï Hilltop Parking. Then, you have to go and walk in the canyon.
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