Havasupai Falls

Havasupai Falls, Supai: Address, Havasupai Falls Reviews: 4.5/5

Havasupai Falls
4.5
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Often called the "Shangri-la of the Grand Canyon," visitors can hike, camp or just soak up the sun around these beautiful falls where rushing water spills from red cliffs into brilliant aquamarine pools.
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Brownie
1 contribution
Charged for camping permits when the area is indefinitely closed.
Jan 2021
BEWARE. The falls have been closed since 16 MAR 2020, reconfirmed indefinite closure on 17 DEC 2020 by the tribal council. But the management for passes is still charging and "issuing" passes for the closed trail/camping area. There is nothing on the website indicating closure. The fee, per person, is also $395 for the pass.
Written 13 January 2021
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MVT
2 contributions
Great place but they also abuse animals. Please please dont use them to carry your stuff.
Jan 2020
Great place but they also abuse animals. Please please dont use them to carry your stuff. Only bring what you can carry
Written 17 August 2020
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Em B
1 contribution
humanity 0/10
May 2019 • Solo
Well folks , here it is. Havasu is not a deliberate tourist attraction and therefore shouldn’t even render a yelp review however it’s seems many are at a loss. Sorry to say that these people are not a tourist attraction and do not have to boast up smiling faces to please you. Nor do they require to keep up to your standards whatever they may be. Saying they “ hold a grudge” assuming the history of bad blood is over when native continue to be targeted like gee idk maybe the thousands of native girls being murdered. Take your hike , enjoy the scenery and shut up
Written 27 March 2020
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Saidah
San Diego, CA2 contributions
I would like to respond to the „complainers“ about the booking system.
Feb 2020 • Solo
I also had a terrible time getting connected and it took several attempts. I was just wondering what you guys are expecting here? The Starwood treatment? Have you ever tried to book Yosemite or any of the popular State Parks? Same problem, they open space at 6 months out, everyone pounces on all the spots at once and most people don’t get anything! Be glad you “might” get a chance to go. I have tried for years and this year I got lucky!
The site is very well designed and answered all my questions. I accidentally double booked us and was refunded the duplicate charges immediately.
Written 16 February 2020
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Universe7
San Francisco, CA12 contributions
The site is a disaster to deal with
Feb 2020 • Solo
This morning at 7, CA time, was the reservation time for Havasupai campground. Let me summarize this and let the my photos do the talk. Pay attention to the timing images are taken! I left the site at almost 9. It’s a shame and an embarrassment to even run such a site for such an amazing place from which they make hundred thousands a year of not millions. They either don't spend money to have a legit and properly working website or have no respect for people who pay $125 per night only to camp in this site. Please invest a fraction of a year’s income and fix the website. It’s just fair! I have 40 images, but I can only post 10.
Written 1 February 2020
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adventurel0ver
Columbia43 contributions
Disgracefully mismanaged
Oct 2019
No doubt a beautiful place but this is horribly mismanaged and exploited for profit. Getting in is terribly difficult and cumbersome. Space is limited to 350 people a day which is a good idea. However, instead of having a lottery system it is a first come, first served reservation system that opens on a specific date. The end result is that everyone tries to sign up at the same time and you waste time trying to get a place. Most people do this and don't ever get in.
Getting a reservation entitles you to pay $375 per person to camp for 4 days/3 nights. It isn't a campground - only pit toilets that are not well maintained. There are significant rodent problems. They warn you on their web page to put all your food in bear proof canisters so mice won't get in it.
The other lodging option is to stay at the lodge which also fills up quickly. For a room that would ordinarily be around $80 a night, you pay $400 a night.
Many people aren't able to make the 10 mile hike in and out with gear, so they use pack mules to carry gear. These animals are horribly abused.
Havasupai falls has turned into little more than a shakedown of visitors for money every chance they get. This is what happens when there are effectively no laws, rules or regulations and commercial exploitation is unchecked.
There is a lot to see and do in this part of the United States. Better to find other natural wonders that are equally or more impressive without being subjected to the unbridled greed that now controls.
Written 1 February 2020
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Oliver
Phoenix, AZ1 contribution
Terrible Booking System
Feb 2020
The Havasupai booking system is absolutely useless. My family and I have been trying for 3 years and we have never been successful. The website becomes live on a chosen date, and then at the time in which it becomes bookable, all I can say is good luck. Along with thousands of other people, you are essentially trying to win a monopoly on who gets there first. The website crashes at every attempt to make a booking, they offer so called 'advice' on how to avoid crashes, but this does nothing whatsoever. The booking system needs to be re designed to give people a chance to make a booking. (I have had to select a date of visit: I did not visit, I was not given the opportunity to. The people who run this place need to put some of the Millions they earn from the business back into the booking system.
Written 1 February 2020
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stephenjo128
Hollywood, FL287 contributions
The Garden Of Eden
Jun 2019 • Friends
This place is magical from the hike down to the falls themselves. A Permit is REQUIRED but has moved to a online system away from endless calling. Link unable to be posted. Reservations open February 1 at 8am MST.

DO NOT bring any alcohol or drugs. They will confiscate any items at the check point. If caught inside with these items the fines are in the thousands of dollars and obviously be kicked out.

Most hikers arrive at 4am to avoid the hot overhead sun. We started at around 5 and arrived in town around 8. With an early arrival, a more desirable site along one of the creeks can be obtained since it is first-come-first-served. The hike down is steep at first with breathtaking views and colors. The majority of the hike is in old riverbeds that are sand, gravel now with awesome giant rocks.
The town is more established than expected. They have a small store and even serve hot food such as tacos. It’s all cash for the food. They also have small huts serving fry bread before and after town!

The falls are insanely beautiful. The water is super clear and has a light turquoise color. Keep in mind it’s a little chilly and there can be strong currents that form under the larger falls. The ground is slick so wear water shoes as well.

The squirrels are super aggressive. Some of the sites have buckets that are highly recommended to keep them out of your food. Also bring a rope and hook to hang your bag since the squirrels will bite through your bag.

The bathrooms are compost and very clean.

There are many different falls to see. Some are close at one mile and others are 10 plus miles. It has something for everyone. Also the atmosphere is great since everyone is friend and it is easy to make new friends.

A hammock is highly recommended for those day naps with the sounds of the falls or checking out the stars at night!

On the sad day that it is time to go, there are a few options to getting back up. You can obviously hike back up but if you’re too tired the helicopter is the most popular option. It will cost you $85 cash or $95 on credit card per person each way. The helicopter runs daily except Tuesday. It runs 10-1 most days and as late as 5. Sign up starts at 730. The lines are long so you can go early and get your name on the list and hike back about a mile to the smaller falls. It was very busy the day I went so I showed up at 3 signed up and was back up top by 4. Keep in mind the tribal members and construction workers get priority. The helicopter only takes six people at a time. The flight is beautiful and lasts about 5-7 minutes.
The other option is the have your items hauled up with the horses and ride the horse. I was quoted $140 to ride up with my gear. I didn’t receive a quote to have only my items hauled back up.

It’s an amazing experience! Enjoy
Written 1 December 2019
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Keith A
3321036 contributions
Should be on your bucket list!
Oct 2019
Awesome waterfalls/scenery. Takes some effort to hike in (more to hike out), but well worth it. Must obtain pass via lottery each February 1st.
Written 5 November 2019
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davidlorenzen
Houston, TX30 contributions
Paradise - South side of the Grand Canyon
Oct 2019
God’s Water Park - This Place takes a lot of hiking but it is worth every step!
It is also a great place to backpack and camp next to clean, crystal clear water! Cannot wait to go back
Written 30 October 2019
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