20 Photos That Will Make You Want To Hike To Havasupai Falls

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Havasupai Falls is a paradise of turquoise colored streams and falls nestled away in the western portion of Arizona’s Grand Canyon. The water of Havasupai gets it’s otherworldly color from lime deposits. Starting at the 5100ft trailhead of Hualapai Hilltop, visitors hike down into the Canyon to reach the village of Supai. The Havasupai people, related to the Yuman, were the first humans to inhabit the Grand Canyon, and are known as the traditional guardians. Permits to hike and backpack to Havasupai Falls can be near impossible to come by. This is due to the limits imposed to protect the very fragile nature of the environment. I just returned from a backpacking trip to Havasupai Falls and am excited to share 20 photos that will make you want to add this trip to your bucket list!


20 Photos That Will Make You Want To Hike To Havasupai Falls


1.) Starting Out At Hualapai Hilltop20 Photos That Will Make You Want To Hike Visit Havasupai Falls


2.) Entering The Grand Canyon20 Photos That Will Make You Want To Hike Visit Havasupai Falls


3.) Passing Through Millions Of Years In Each Sedimentary Layer20 Photos That Will Make You Want To Hike Visit Havasupai Falls


4.) This Hike Descends 1000ft In The First Mile20 Photos That Will Make You Want To Hike Visit Havasupai Falls


5.) Showing Our 5-Month Old The Beauties Of The Southwest20 Photos That Will Make You Want To Hike Visit Havasupai Falls


6.) We Missed A Storm That Passed Through The Previous Day20 Photos That Will Make You Want To Hike Visit Havasupai Falls


7.) Getting Deeper Into The Canyon20 Photos That Will Make You Want To Hike Visit Havasupai Falls


8.) The Man In Black20 Photos That Will Make You Want To Hike Visit Havasupai Falls


9.) Mules And Horses Deliver Goods Between Hilltop And Supai20 Photos That Will Make You Want To Hike Visit Havasupai Falls


10.) Cacti And Canyon Walls20 Photos That Will Make You Want To Hike Visit Havasupai Falls


11.) Following The Wash Towards Supai20 Photos That Will Make You Want To Hike Visit Havasupai Falls


12.) Tree Of Life20 Photos That Will Make You Want To Hike Visit Havasupai Falls


13.) Entering Supai20 Photos That Will Make You Want To Hike Visit Havasupai Falls


14.) Just Before The Campground20 Photos That Will Make You Want To Hike Visit Havasupai Falls


15.) Havasu Falls From Above20 Photos That Will Make You Want To Hike Visit Havasupai Falls


16.) Feeling The Spray20 Photos That Will Make You Want To Hike Visit Havasupai Falls


17.) Lime Causes The Bright Blue Water20 Photos That Will Make You Want To Hike Visit Havasupai Falls


18.) Finding A Campsite Along The Stream20 Photos That Will Make You Want To Hike Visit Havasupai Falls


19.) The Treacherous Climb Down To Mooney Falls20 Photos That Will Make You Want To Hike Visit Havasupai Falls


20.) The Majestic Mooney Falls20 Photos That Will Make You Want To Hike Visit Havasupai Falls


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  1. Drew, I was so excited to see this post. The hike to Havasupai Falls is in my top 5 favourite hikes. We did it with our son about 8 years ago and we all still rave about it. The turquoise water against the sandstone is unbelievable. I remember that perilous climb down to Mooney Falls…our son, then about 11, was being goofy and I was so worried he was going to do something stupid. Nice to see you have the little one along. At least he’s safely tucked away. Thanks for the great memories. I’d love to go again. Is November a good time? We were there in March.

    • Very cool to hear that you were able to do this with your son 8 years ago! I can imagine the anxiety of watching your son head down that climb to Mooney Falls! I did that portion solo while Julia and Owen stayed at the top 🙂 November was a great time to go. It was a little chilly at night (~35F), but that kept the crowds to a minimum. We were actually surprised how few people were visiting despite all of the permits being issued. I think a lot of people paid for permits months ago, and then opted not to go with the cold weather.

    • Thanks for reading. Havasupai is a tough bucket list item due to the permit situation. This was the first year that they opened up permit applications online. They sold out almost instantly for the year. I was lucky to snag another permit for November, but was hoping to get something in the warmer months.

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