For years, the world renowned Havasupai Falls have been the destination of the avid hiker and adventure seeker in the Grand Canyon. As a result of this ever increasing demand… and with the last two years of viral videos on the internet…fortunately in 2017, the Havasupai Tribe made it possible for Online Reservations for the Campground. However, THAT DID NOT create any more Campground spaces.

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Havasu Falls: Everything you need to know

This oasis within the canyon attracts so many visitors that permits have to be obtained in advance to allow access, and the trek requires some planning. While it’s possible to go through tour companies that send you with a guide and take care of everything for you, your experience will be cheaper and at your own pace if you plan it yourself. I tried to do research prior but had trouble finding a lot of information SO, I’ve made this guide to help make it easy for you – from permits, to directions, to gear, and everything in between.

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Havasu Falls: Everything you need to know

Reservations sold out for the whole year within a couple hours. Permits go on sale February 1st of each year at 0800 Arizona (mountain) time, and ALWAYS sell out quickly 

2 Days / 1 Night: $140.56
3 Days / 2 Nights: $171.12
4 Days / 3 Nights: $201.67

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Kate Nelle

What to Expect when Hiking Havasupai

¨Havauspai is one of the most beautiful places to visit in Arizona, if not the world! Hidden deep within the Grand Canyon, it’s natural beauty is unmatched by any other. There is a presence and peace that whispers through the red walls, and a healing power found within the falls.¨

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Kate Nelle

What to expect when Hiking Havasupai

¨There are several falls to access once you make the journey down there. Havsu, the main fall. Moony, the second fall, which is an adventurous trek through the canyon walls itself. And then Beaver Falls, which is about another 3 or so miles from Moony. You can walk all the way to the Colorado River from Moony falls, it is an 8 mile walk.¨

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What to Expect when Hiking Havasupai

¨Exploring Havasupai left me with beauty sensory overload. Everywhere and everything is overflowing with the vibrancy of life. The further you walk, the more beautiful it gets. No matter how many photographs I took, nothing seemed to capture the beauty of this place justly. But, then again, maybe it’s something beyond a camera itself, as a camera can only capture the physical sense of a place…¨

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Best Instagram moments, photos, feelings and tips

@naturebacks - Waterfalls drown out the worries⛰🗺🌞 . It’s almost as if your can hear the roaring water calling your name. Grab your friends and go explore! Who knows, maybe you’ll find your own waterfall.
@yogaliv - 💙Havasupai Falls💙aka SACRED SPACE💙 ✨Thank you for teaching me I'm stronger than I think, I don't need much to survive happily, and miracles DO happen✨They really, really do✨Damn. That was one for the books. I've never felt more in three days than I did on this journey. The 10 mile hike in and out is no joke. But I think @oneloveom put it best...."Thank god we don't just exist, we actually really live." I felt all the feels this week. I cried the first 20 steps in and last 20 steps out😊💪🏼👏🏼💦and I actually still can't believe we did it. Wow. Nature is mind blowing and the kindness of the Havasupai people is something I will take with me in gratitude. Thank you for sharing your land with us, we didn't take it lightly.🌎🙏🏼🌕
@gabyywabby123 - Had the most life changing experience this weekend. Pushing my body way past it’s limit and hiking almost 14 miles in one day. If you told me I would hike all the way to Havasupai Falls and not have to be rescued out I wouldn’t have believed you! But here I am, and I did it! Some people may think this is not a big deal. But if you know me, I’m not the most athletic person in the world. I have gained a lot of weight and stopped investing so much time into being fit because I’m just so busy. But this weekend I learned that I can accomplish anything. And even though I might not be super skinny and muscular my body is healthy and happy and I love myself the way I am. With everything going on in my life lately this experience taught me that, I can overcome any obstacle, no matter how difficult it is, as long as I stay strong and push myself through it. And I have amazing people in my life who help me through these difficult times to remind me that I am that girl that can hike 14 miles in one day.
@jess.wandering - I don’t know who put the table there, but I wasn't mad about it. 😋💦 In partnership w/ @bluediamond.
@lo.ikuye - I’ve held off on posting anything more from our trip because it’s hard to do this place any justice! While I did take a ton of photos along the way, I also made a point to be truly P R E S E N T, which made all for difference for me. I had the time to take mental pictures and not just attempt to capture moments through a lens. I had time to not only enjoy the natural beauty of the oasis, but appreciate the tribe’s preservation of it after years of colonization and people telling NATIVES how to live their lives as if they hadn’t been living before. I had time to reflect on my relationship with nature and my relationships with people, void of outside noise. I had a long hike in and out shared with a heavy pack, a sometimes eerily echoing canyon, and a patient partner, all of which gave me the time to realize I am capable, physically, mentally and emotionally, of a lot more than I thought. Yes, I was sore and tired, but I would do it all again in a heartbeat! The magic and powerfulness of this place was truly humbling. We are so lucky that the only walls around it are those of the Grand Canyon and not manmade barriers. Much respect to the Havasupai tribe for allowing us to visit and explore. I truly feel I’m an improved human being because of this experience and for that I’m SO grateful.
@_clarissamay - Hiked 48 miles in 4 days. Made it to the Confluence... & I would do it all over again for these views. 💚
@_kassanovaa_ - A few days ago I hiked over 10 miles , 3,000 feet into the Grand Canyon to reach the Native American village of Havasupai . Before starting this journey my whole body was filled with nerves. I couldn’t believe i actually voluntarily signed up to do this intense hike into the desert. All i knew was that there would be an incredible surprise at the end and that @simplyyalbaa would be there with me literally every step of the way. After a 6 hour hike , swollen hands from dehydration and a few blisters we reached this breath taking place , Havasu Falls. At that moment i understood the true definition of determination and perseverance. Every drop of sweat was worth this view , this feeling. For my first time camping , you made the earth feel like home. I felt strong, proud and liberated. Havasupai you were life changing and i hope to visit you again soon ( even if that means hiking another 10 miles) ⛺✨
@its_jjess - I mean, you’re really never too old to play outside 🤷‍♀️👐🏼🍃💦🏕
@wowwowhawaiianlemonade - Desert vibes and Weekend adventures, so stoked to discover this spot and Mahalos @johnrosano5 for the shot 📸
@devingroody - 4 days, 39 miles! Havasu was a blast. Catching up on some of my favorite photos from the backpacking trip 🙌🏼
@kassayee - If you can't stop thinking about it, it's probably worth going after..
@joellefriend - Book a ticket and do it, you won’t regret it. ✈ ✨
@carleyc_az - Already counting down the days until I’m back here! Who else is planning on making the trip down to the falls this year?
@carleyc_az - One of those adventures that still feels like it was a dream. We were the only campers to hike the extra 16 miles down to the confluence of the Colorado River, and as a reward we had this entire place to ourselves. One of the best days of my life!
@paulineinthewild - i read this somewhere the other day “at some point in your childhood, you and your friends went outside to play together for the last time, and nobody knew it” 💘...who said this, honestly shook me😭 life is too fragile
jac@ksmagoo - Would you believe me if I said the journey was just as beautiful as the destination?
@hannahrdbaa - Why are waterfalls so exciting?
@minayounglee - When we finally got down to something, which the individual says he really wants to do, I will say to him, you do that and forget the money, because, if you say that getting the money is the most important thing, you will spend your life completely wasting your time. You’ll be doing things you don’t like doing in order to go on living, that is to go on doing things you don’t like doing, which is stupid. Better to have a short life that is full of what you like doing than a long life spent in a miserable way.
@minayounglee - President Obama has protected more land and water than any other president in American history. On Friday we say goodbye to this great friend of the wild and another man will take his place. While the true environmental impact of our recent US presidential election is uncertain, we know with certainty that our planet needs us more than ever.
@minayounglee - Everything is energy and that's all there is to it. Match the frequency of the reality you want and you cannot help but get that reality. It can be no other way. This is not philosophy. This is physics. [Albert Einstein] // spend time doing the things you want to be doing
@ockeydockey - The very end of hiking havasupai is straight up hill switchbacks for an hour. Everyone was pretty beat because we had hiked over 30 miles in Havasupai and my knee starting flaring Up (I have Patellar Tendinitis anyone feel me?😅) josh quickly went up the mountain, dropped his pack off in the car, and ran down to me with grapes and carried my pack up 🍇 🙏🏼🎒
@bgwild - It's time to relax and unwind for the evening - Shut the blinds, turn on your waterfall noise-app, close your eyes and imagine you're here with us... OR Just go to our website and book a trip. You won't regret it. ⛰🏞
@greengoldandblues - I cannot stress the importance of taking time out for yourself. I have been stressing a lot more than I should have lately about planning this big trip and have been going round in circles not actually being productive or achieving anything. While hiking 70km isn’t everyone’s ideal ‘break’, find what works for you and do it.
@andy_gonzales - Who else is going to be down in the Canyon in October?
@joellefriend - The world is too big to stay in one place. 🗺 🌎
@rburns107 - "The doubters are just dreamers with broken hearts." ~Atticus
@joellefriend -These past few days have been unreal with @ockeydockey and @jboldi! I got permits to Havasupai super last minute, scheduled a flight, and hoped for the best. I was little nervous with how last minute it was, but decided to just go for it. In the span of 3 days we hiked over 30 miles, and arrived at one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever seen. 💙🌵
@akay.photo - Look back at it 👀
@jeffcotephotography - Chasing waterfalls.
@onjonmag - Another one in the books. This was such a solid and fun group! Everyone was exhausted and hurting but still crushed it! Thanks for the invite! Old friends and new, but quickly became a family. #proudofyou 💪🏽
@tidasvyphoto - I am so grateful to have found my life partner, adventure companion, and soul mate. Thanks for always supporting my crazy ideas, including backpacking a tripod into this place so I could take some photos of us. Love you!! ❤
@aikiek - The camera can’t even capture the beauty of this place 😍 it was so worth the difficult hike!
@nylmar.martinez - What did I packed for my trip? Backpack 50L, 3L water reservoir, sleeping bag, sleeping pad, first aid, jetboil, spoon, tent, knife, lighter, headlamp, toiletries, MRE'’s, clothes, bikini, towel, camera and a book. It took me... 3.5 hours to hike down 4.5 hours to hike up
@becca_beasley - take me back pls thx
@chefadamglick - I think I’ll just hang here for a little while. I fell asleep within 10 minutes of getting into my @enohammocks So peaceful. Can’t wait to go back, this place was insane! The pictures basically take themselves here. Loved every minute of it. . . . . ❤🌿
@b.wildandfree - Wherever you go, be all there 🌿. ••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Did you know there are actually several different waterfalls in the Havasupai region? Havasu Falls usually takes the spotlight on social media, but the hike to Beaver Creek Falls is equally as stunning💙. . . . The trail winds through the canyon walls following the river along as it makes its way to the Colorado River Constance (an incredible place worth seeing if you can handle a full day hiking excursion). The trail requires several river crossings some waist deep and a bit hard to navigate (but that’s the fun of it)🏊🏼‍♀️! . . . Pro Tip: Head here early - it gets crowded in the warmer months. We arrived at around 8:30 am and had the falls to ourselves till around 10 am 🌤. . . . Hike 9/52: Beaver Falls Trail 🏃🏽‍♀️Distance: 7 miles RT 🔝Elevation Gain: 1000 FT ⏱Total Time: 3-4 hours •••••••••••••••••••••••••••
@happygodeee - Exploring the unbeaten path. Those that wander are not lost.
@leahjoylove - Missing the days when this reservation process wasn’t such a nightmare 🤢
@kassayee - One of the lessons that I grew up with was to always stay true to yourself and never let what somebody else says distract you from your goals💕
@_carlos - The worst part about hiking with @supertubes is that he’s always making me jump off things. I took me a good 5mins to get my mind ready for this
@kevinboutwel - lThe hike to Havasu Falls has THE BEST payoff at the end. This literal Garden of Eden in the middle of the desert! I missed this place from the moment we left! @lafresiaa
@trailofwonders - “Havasupai” people of the blue-green water💧Already missing this magical place ✨
@daniel.woody - Today, I’m celebrating 2 years with my favorite travel and adventure partner, @big_dipper_adventures! Here she is relaxing under Mooney Falls in Havasupai. You couldn’t ask for a better view!
@savannah.somewhere - Currently on the road & daydreaming of Havasupai💚
@emilysoconnell - HAVASUPAI 🌄 a 10 mile hike into the grand canyon to camp out for three days in paradise. one of the hardest, best, most magical things I’ve ever done + look at the cute humans I got to do it with.
@kwynbh - Havasuwa Baaja
@minayounglee - Darwin may have been quite correct in his theory that man descended from the apes of the forest, but surely woman rose from the frothy sea, as resplendent as Aphrodite on her scalloped chariot. [Margot Datz] • Paddling under Havasu Falls with a @kokopellipackraft was as humbling as it was inconceivably fun. Our favorite game to play was how close can you get to the thundering base of the 110ft fall. All of us were too chicken shit to get right under in fear of flipping over as our vision went from 100% to zero in a matter of seconds as we inched our way closer.
@paulineinthewild - all this water and you still choose to be thirsty
@minayounglee - This is what it looks like when you decide to go against the currents in the narrows of Havasu Creek. After the guys got through they all turned around to see if 1) I was going to make it through without submerging myself and my camera and 2) if I was going to need their help. For anyone wondering, I made it through all on my own and kept my camera dry 💪. But not without a little bit a fear and determination. #followyouradventure
@minayounglee - Right before you reach the Colorado River, the canyons narrows to a section about three feet wide where all of the water from Havasu Creek escape and merge into the green waters. Its probably my favorite section of all of Havasupai. Here you can choose to cross the creek to the left and go up and over, or you can walk through the water. If you choose to go through the water, carry your bags over your head and prepare for water anywhere from waist to chest deep.
@fotobyfares - We left L.A at 8pm and took turns driving all night. 9 hours later we got to the hilltop parking lot just as the sun was coming up. From there it’s a 10 mile hike to the campground and the waterfalls. You can catch up on sleep, and blisters will heal... but views like these are forever 😍
@rachstoor - Coffee tastes so good out of cups like these, with a view like that and a lil ring bling to go with it
@elz303 - Not a bad view to wake up to!
@andy_gonzales - Hammock City.
@jerrettmoss - Hiking around Havasupai and camping out for three nights was one of the most amazing experiences of my life!
@_darren22 - Supai State of Mind...
@worldwideweby - I spent the past five days hiking 30+ miles in the Grand Canyon just so I could splash around in this turquoise water. Havasu is an absolute dream and I’m so happy I could cross this off my bucket list! More photos to come 💦💙