Guide Only Havasupai Tripsprint
This option is only offered by special request and is based on group size and availability. Please note that all requests may not be granted (cuz we're jerks that way).
Do you want to hike to Havasuapi but want to do little work getting permits? Do you want to avoid the disappointment of not getting permits? Do you prefer to go with a group of like minded hikers because your friends refuse to camp? And finally, do you prefer having someone with you that knows the area inside and out, is trained in wilderness emergency response (a.k.a Wilderness First Responder) and is there for the safety of the group? Well look no more! Get a bare bones trip to Havasupai where your dates and permits are guaranteed, plus you have someone there to give you some tips and information about the area. Do bear in mind that this trip is best for hikers with some backpacking experience as you are fending for yourself (cooking, gear setup, water filtration, etc.), once you get to camp.
Explore the waterfalls in Havasupai over the course of 3 or 4 days and have some fun! Havasu Falls 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 Grand Canyon and Arizona. The hike to Havasu Falls is perfect for novice hikers, a family vacation or a getaway with a group of friends. Just make sure you are physically ready to hike the 10 miles in AND out!
By the way - due to our commercial authorization with Havasupai, we cannot broker nor sell permits. We can only get you there if a JRI guide is with you so please do not ask, we will say "nope."
The below itinerary is for a 4 day trip. Take days 1 and 4 (the hike in and the hike out) and pick one of the middle days and that is essentially your 3 day trip!
The adventure begins at the Hualapai Hilltop. 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.
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. There is no mandatory hiking today, so explore to your heart's content.
We follow the same trail we hiked 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), Once at the Hilltop, we all say our goodbyes and return back to the place from which we came. Totally poetic, right!?
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Meet at Hualapai Hilltop - includes guide and tribal fees ($420)
Meet at Hualapai Hilltop - includes guide and tribal fees ($475)
- All permits, fees and taxes.
- Small group experience - 1 guide to 6 hikers.
- A certified, medically trained guide that will lead you safely on your journey.
- An unforgettable experience!
Our prices do not include guide gratuity ($15-$20 per person per day is recommended).
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