Let’s talk about the most rewarding trip I’ve taken thus far: Havasupai. Have you been to Havasupai/Havasu Falls? If not, you absolutely must go! It is one of the most incredible places I have ever been, and, if these photos don’t convince you to purchase a permit this very second, I don’t know what will.
A little information before we begin: The five notable waterfalls (Mooney, Beaver, Havasu, Little Navajo, and 50ft Falls) are located in the Grand Canyon on the Havasupai Indian Reservation. The Supai village is 8-miles from the Haulapai hilltop in northern Arizona, and the campground is two miles past that, making it a total of 10 excruciating miles.
In October 2019, we naively made the hike into Havasupai, and these are the pictures we captured during our 4-day stay. The pictures are, for the most part, in order. I hope that this gives you a clear vision of what to expect, should you choose to embark on this memorable adventure.
Easter egg: You’ll notice that during the grueling hike in, Danial starts with one backpack (orange on back) and ends with two (red on front). That’s because I’m a big, out of shape, baby. Two miles into the hike in, the bag started to rub my tailbone in the worst way, and like the champion he is, he bore all the weight. Learn from this and get your pack properly fitted at REI before making the 10 MILE hike in with an ill-fitting pack.
If the Havasupai photos spark a sense of adventure in your heart, and you want to make the trek yourself, I have written a guide on the various ways to obtain a permit. I highly suggest considering it if you’re able. Good luck, and enjoy it!