If you are up for a little adventure and breathtaking beauty, add a backpacking trip to Havasupai Falls to the list! The color of the water is something out of a fairy tale, and when you add in the fun of camping, hiking, bouldering, and scaling rocks, it makes for a very memorable trip. With five gals in our group, we tapped into Matt at Pygmy Guides who was awesome! They brought in the tents and food by mules, and we backpacked in with the rest for a 3-day trip—30 miles total...and yes! I would definitely do this trip again!
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Desert Bliss at Havasu Falls
Hike the 8 miles from the Hualapai Hilltop through the heat of the Grand Canyon desert and you will reach Supai Village, the home of the Havasupai tribe. Follow the aquamarine river another two miles along the sandy trail, past Little Navaho Falls to reach Havasu Falls.
For those with a fear of heights, the crest of Mooney Falls may be the end of the trail, but this is only the beginning to the inspiring landscapes that lie ahead as you venture downstream as the canyon carves its way to the confluence with the Colorado River. This weekday in October rewarded us with very few other hikers. This ever-changing landscape will captivate those who wish only to bask in the warm, mineral waters as well as those whose curiosity compels them to venture farther downstream in search of what's around the next corner.
After hiking 10+ miles to see beautiful Havasu Falls we camped here by the Falls. Got up the next morning to enjoy its beauty and get some swimming in to get cooled off before our hike back to the Havasupai Campground parking lot. Amazing trip!
Havasu Falls in Havasupai Reservation - Grand Canyon
Havasu Falls, Navajo Falls and Mooney Falls are located in the south rim of the Grand Canyon in Arizona on the Havasupai Indian Reservation. The 10-mile trail down to this gorgeous oasis begins at Hualapai Hilltop parking lot. You can either hike, ride a mule, or take a helicopter into the canyon.
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