Havasupai Falls 4 Dayprint
Havasu Falls in Arizona's Grand Canyon, also known as Havasupai Falls (pronounced HAVE-a-sue-PIE where the 'a' sounds like duh), is just one of several majestic waterfalls found on the Havasupai reservation that are anywhere from 75 to 200 feet high. While you will not see the amazing vistas Grand Canyon is known for, you will experience some of the most beautiful waterfalls in the Grand Canyon and in the United States. The hike to Havasu Falls is perfect for novice adventurers, a family vacation or a getaway with a group of friends. After you carry your backpacks into Havasu Canyon, we set up base camp at Havasu Creek and spend our free days exploring the trails in the area and swimming by waterfalls.
Just Roughin' It DOES NOT utilize horses, mules or any 2, 4, 8 or 10 legged creature of any kind to assist you to get to the area - and we have not since 2008. We are a backpacking company and feel the best way to enjoy the area is from your own hard work, not off the backs of others. No one is entitled to visit nor explore amazing places just because it is there. The more you work for it, the more you will appreciate and respect it - or did your mom not teach you that? I bet she did. Remember the Walkman cassette player you paid for? I bet you never let your younger sister ever touch it because you bought it with your hard earned allowance money. And yet she still got bubble gum stuck in it! And then you stuck her head in the toilet. Yeah, never happened to me either.
Our Havasupai tours will take you through the village of Supai, which is inhabited by the Havasupai Indians, and then on to a Havasu Falls campground where we spend a few nights under the stars next to the bustling Havasu Creek. All of our hiking tour options allow you plenty of time to explore Havasu Falls, the 198-foot Mooney Falls, the remote and quiet Beaver Falls, as well as the new falls created by the 2008 flood.
Our tour begins in North Scottsdale. We head to the trailhead at Hualapai Hilltop. Once we arrive, we will hike 10 miles (16.1 km) to the campground and descend about 2,200 ft (670.6 m). On the hike to the campground, we pass through the village of Supai, which has a post office, general store and cafe. In fact, Supai is the most remote village in the USA. Keep in mind the hike is mostly in a dry river bed so it is sandy and gravelly (meaning it can be slow goin').
After breakfast, we will hike downstream from the campground on a 6-mile round trip hike to the remote Beaver Falls. Along the trail between Mooney and Beaver Falls, you will cross the Havasu Creek several times and your path will take you through fields of canyon grape. Beaver Falls is a great destination as its is a lesser visited waterfall. Go a little further and you will cross back into Grand Canyon National Park. Today's hike is 6 miles roundtrip.
Today is spent exploring the four waterfalls in the area: Havasu, Mooney, Rock Falls and the new Navajo Falls. The last two falls were created in the flood of 2008. There are plenty of places to swim and great scenery around every corner. We may also head into the village of Supai for a lunch of Indian Tacos (this is optional and not included in package price). Total hiking distance for the day is around 5 to 7 miles (8 to 11.3 km).
We follow the same trail we came in, but this time we head up 2,200 (670.6 m) feet over 10 miles (16.1 km). The hike up is relatively gradual until the last 1.2 miles (1.9 km), which we take slow and easy. Once we pack up the vehicles, the group is welcome to join the guides for lunch in the Route 66 town of Seligman, AZ. Lunch is optional and not included in the package.
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We recently had the pleasure of a 4 day trip with Colin Courtney and have to express our gratitude for an amazing experience. Not only is the entire Havasupai region an absolutely magical place, but Colin was awesome. He was patient, helpful, extremely knowledgeable, positive and super fun. Hiking in and out of that canyon was one of the most challenging things we've ever done and Colin had our back the whole way. I don't have a negative thing to say: the food was good, our gear was good. I will say to future hikers..get the air mattress, my husband and I are in our 50's and extra padding would have been nice for sleeping. My only other comment is to be prepared for loose terrain. The pathway is loose gravel and sometimes soft sand, not always hard packed and that was not terrain we had trained for. Once our mind was wrapped around it we were fine but it does add to the challenge. It was such a great experience and we are so thankful to have done it with Just Roughin' It. Your interest in caring for the environment and not using the mules was a factor in our decision to book with you. We would highly recommend this trip and your company. Thanks again for a great four days.
Linda and Trevor Figueira
We’re just getting in from a trip to Havasupai Falls. Our guide, Jason Hamburger, was absolutely spot on!! He was so attentive, informative & had some awesome stories. We almost had to cancel due to a stomach virus that hit me the day before our departure. I just couldn’t see going home without our planned destination Jason was so understanding & ‘somewhat ‘ easy on me. He led me & my husband to some of the most beautiful sites we’ve ever seen!! He needs a raise ❤️
Aimee M Coleman
My best friend and adventure partner did this trip in October and it was hands down our best trip thus far. Any pictures you see don't do it justice. The experience was amazing. We plan on going back with our sons. Thank you for an amazing experience.
We recently went on a 3 day adventure into Havasu Falls with our guide Adam.We can't say enough positive things about our experience. The scenery was incredible and Adam provided so much additional information so we could have the best experience. His encouragement and knowledge helped us feel very comfortable even when we were getting trail weary. I don't know when Adam slept but he was awake after us and before us. No animals or helicopters were used in our adventures and that gives us great pride in our accomplishment. Thank you Just Roughin'it for preparing us for a most amazing memorable experience.
You have to take this trip, it is amazing and Just Roughing It has everything planned out for you. Our guide Will was SUPER! He had great knowledge of the hike and falls (we got to go into a cave under one of the falls!). Will cooked everything for us, let us relax if we wanted or was ready to take us on side hikes when at camp. You will not regret doing this hike, just be in shape and either buy or rent a blow up mattress for the tent because that ground is hard.
My sister and I hiked the Havasupai Falls trip over Labor Day weekend. It was an AMAZING trip! Photos do not do justice to the true beauty that you witness.
Our guide Adam was knowledgeable, encouraging, and personable throughout the entire trip. He made the trip all the more enjoyable for everyone! We had five others in our group and we all got along great! I highly recommend JRI for anyone looking to get into backpacking as we were. The company was great to deal with from the very beginning with questions we had and all throughout the trip. We will be looking to return for the Rim to Rim trip!
Tiffany and Ashley
My 15 year old daughter and I participated in the Havasupai Falls hike this year for spring break. This trip was AMAZING!! The scenery of the trip is breath taking! It is an experience we will never forget. Just Roughin' It supplied high end equipment from the backpack, tent, sleeping bag and food/snacks. Our guide, Adam, was TOP NOTCH! He was personable, prepared, professional, a wealth of knowledge, supportive, encouraging and darn right FUN! This really was a trip of lifetime and I highly recommend it.
My wife and I went on the Havasu Falls trip in April 2017. It was fabulous. Our guide, Adam, was knowledgeable, friendly and incredibly helpful regarding any issue. The equipment was top of the line and it made a difference for fit and comfort.
The scenery is stunning and we couldn't get over the feeling of "wow" everywhere we looked. There was a huge sense of accomplishment at the end of the trip knowing that we packed everything in and back out without help of mules or helicopters :-P
I highly recommend JRI!
My daughter and I had a wonderful experience from 4/19to 4/21/17.Guiding by Jef was great...he was extremely supportive and helpful. Would not have been able to do Mooney Falls descent/ascent or the hike out of the canyon without his words of encouragement. His knowledge of the Havasupai Canyon was phenomenal!!!
Thanks for the trip of a lifetime! I can't believe we were able to do this - it was physically challenging and completely AMAZING. I have never been any place more beautiful. Our guide was encouraging and the food he made was great. They even accommodated my vegan diet. TAKE THIS TRIP!
Just to say a great big thank you for not using those poor pack animals. That is awesome!
In May we (the Jackson Family) had the most wonderful adventure to Havasu Falls. The canyon of course is spectacular and words cannot begin to describe the beauty of the waterfalls, canyon walls, sky and on and on. Even being there looking at the scenery it seemed surreal! Another reason trip was amazing is because of our fabulous guide Chad Teerink! Of course Chad was very knowledgeable about the area and backpacking put that was to be expected. What was unexpected was how well he fit into our family trip, he was wonderful and we built a real trust and friendship with him. He custom made the trip to meet each of our expectations and more. My husband exhibited some heat exhaustion symptoms on the way down and Chad was quick to react in treating him and avoiding a serious situation. Throughout the days of hiking we had our share of bister's and sore feet and Chad was very attentive in taking care of us. On the hike out he was encouraging and supportive and brought us out of the canyon proud of our accomplishment and so happy we could share it with him! He related so well to each member of the family in his own way, building a trusting relationship for us all. Havasu is specular no doubt; but having Chad as our guide made the adventure so much more. He certainly is an advocate for Just Roughing It and an asset to your team! We wish him every success he is an amazing young man! Our lives have all been touched my this incredible adventure with him!
The Jackson Family - Tom, Peg, Meg and Tom
My friend and I just finished this amazing adventure with two others and our guide Kyle. Kyle was fantastic...very knowledgeable, very accommodating to those that had some fears and other issues, and just overall a great guy! We were able to see everything and spend ample time at each set of falls. It was an absolute perfect trip, great weather, great food, great views, a wonderful guide. I would definitely recommend booking a trip through JRI as we felt a great sense of reward and fulfillment backpacking in on our own. Thank you JRI and Kyle for the perfect trip!
Jeremy and Canon took our group of 8, ranging in age from 17 to 51, on the three-day Supai hike. The heat wave at the end of June made it extra challenging! Our guides were patient and knowledgeable. Our food was great, the gear excellent, and we all enjoyed it enough that we will be looking seriously at doing some of the other outings JRI offers.
Trip Cost Per Person
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- Round trip transportation from Fairfield Inn Scottsdale North (Phoenix area).
- All permits, fees and taxes.
- All food while on the trail prepared on the trail by your guide.
- Double occupancy tent, sleeping bag, sleeping pad, backpack, trekking poles. A single tent is available for an additional $50.
- A certified, medically trained guide that will lead you safely on your journey.
- An unforgettable experience!
Our prices do not include guide gratuity ($25-$35 per person per day is recommended).
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