Havasu Canyon
The Canyon
Rank: #14 Canyon Depth: 1,540 ft.
Rim Elevation: 5,640 ft. Stream Elevation: 4,100 ft.
Vegetation: desert to riparian Frequently Seen Animals: snakes
Hiking Season: Year-round  
The Trail
Name: Havasupai Trail Difficulty: Difficult
Length of Hike (r/t): 20 miles Trail Elevation Change: 3,140ft.
Trail Low Point: 2,500 ft.  Trail High Point: 5,640 ft.
Water: Water is available at Hualapai Hilltop trailhead but not again for 7 miles. Potable spring water available at Supai Village (8 miles) and at Campgrounds (10 miles).  
Tips: A truly spectacular and unique hike in the Havasupai Indian Reservation. Most of the elevation drop is in the first mile or two below the rim. Some shade exists in canyon narrows. There is a food market, lodge, and restaurant in Supai Village. Camping stretches a mile along the creek between Havasu and Mooney Falls. Please respect all tribal guidelines.
Guidelines
Hiking Permit Needed: Yes, contact Havasupai Tourist Enterprise (see below) for advance reservation and payment. $15 for day-use hiking, additional charges for camping or pack-horse service. Check-in required at Supai Village, 8 miles down. Maximum Group Size: 
Dogs Permitted: Yes, but on leash at all times. Horses Permitted: Yes (contact tribe for permit)
Cross-country Skiing Permitted:  Mountain Bikes Permitted: No
Swimming: Yes, 3 fantastic waterfalls with beautiful travertine pools.   
Safety Tips: The trail down to the base of 200-ft. Mooney Falls (the lowest of the 3 falls) is not for small children, dogs, or anyone with fear of heights. There are short stretches of rock-climbing, and although there are cables drilled into the cliff, a fall could easily be fatal. Be careful on wet rocks, and do not climb cliffs around waterfalls. Trail continues another 10 miles beyond Mooney Falls to within 0.25 miles of the Colorado River.
The Drive
General Location: 40 miles west of the South Rim, but not driveable from there. Trailhead Accessible to Low-Clearance Vehicles: Yes
Nearest Town: Peach Springs (66 miles)  
Directions: Take I-40 west from Flagstaff, exit 121 at Seligman. Go west on historic route 66 for 28 miles, then turn right onto HWY 18 for 60 miles to Hualapai Hilltop.
More Information
U.S.G.S. Quad Name(s): Supai/Havasu Falls. Office of Tourism Region: Grand Canyon Country
County: Coconino Managing Agency: Havasupai Tourist Enterprise, P.O. Box 160 Supai AZ, 86435. Tel. 928-448-2121 or 928-448-2141.
Web Sites/Email Contact:
http://www.havasupaitribe.com/hiking.html
http://www.kaibab.org/gc/supai/gc_supai.htm
Email: touristoffice@havasupaitribe.com


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