The name Havasupai means “people of the blue-green waters” for their beautiful canyon home. It can only be reached only by foot, horseback, or helicopter. Each year more than 20,000 visitors travel to Supai to visit gorgeous Havasu Falls.
The Havasupais planted crops of corn, beans, squash, and sunflowers. Havasupai men hunted deer, rabbits and small game, while women gathered nuts, fruits, and herbs. Favorite Havasupai recipes included baked beans, cornbread, and soups. Here is a website with more information about Native American traditional food.
HAVASUPAI CAMPING AND RESERVATION FEES The fee is $100 per person per night Monday-Thursday, and $125 /night Friday-Sunday. Rates are normally adjusted on an annual basis. The Havasupai Tribe requires full payment at the time your reservation is made, and there are no refunds allowed.
Havasu Falls Camping Fees The fees to camp at Havasupai are as follows: Entrance Fee per Person: $35.00. Campground Fee per Person per Night: $17.00. Environmental Fee per Person: $5.00.
There are 6 main tribes that still live in and around the Grand Canyon. Much of the land within the canyon, but outside Grand Canyon National Park is still tribal land today. The 6 tribes generally associated with the Grand Canyon are the Hualapai, Havasupai, Navajo, Hopi, Paiute and Zuni.
Despite these strategically located private in-holdings, the vast majority of the Grand Canyon is owned by the federal government, held in trust for the American people and managed by a varied collection of federal agencies. Indian reservations, state land, and private land surround these federal lands.
At slightly over 100 feet, Havasu Fall is the most photographed fall in the Grand Canyon. The water temperature is a cool 70 degrees. The pool is large and about 4 to 5 feet deep in most places. You can swim up to the waterfalls and climb up behind the base of the fall.
The creek is well known for its blue -green color and distinctive travertine formations. This is due to large amounts of calcium carbonate in the water that formed the limestone that lines the creek and reflects its color so strongly.
You cannot enter the Havasupai reservation without a permit. You used to be able to take a day hike to see Havasu Falls but day hikes are no longer allowed. To access the Havasupai waterfalls, you will need either a camping permit or a reservation at the Havasupai Lodge, the hotel on site.
Hiking Havasupai Falls. The 10-mile hike from Hualapai Hilltop to the campgrounds is moderately difficult. Plan on hiking for 4-7 hours each way. The trail is dry and hot, so bring at least 2 liters of clean drinking water, there is no water for the 8 miles until you reach the village of Supai.
We are in our 20’s and pretty fit. Mooney Falls is just so beautiful, as long as you are steady on your feet and reasonably fit, I would definitely recommend hiking down to it. It’s tough and very slippy, but so worth it.
No day hiking is allowed. It is easy to spend 3 or more nights at Havasu Falls and exploring Havasu Canyon. There is a lot to see and do in the canyon. If you visit for only one night you will not have the chance to see much.
There is cell service in Supai.
The best time visit to Havasu Falls is either in early spring or late autumn when the temperature is perfect for hiking, and the conditions are pleasant enough for camping. In the summer it’s even better camping weather, but you need to start your hike early in the morning due to the heat.
Havasupai Permits & Campground Reservations You must create an account online before Feburary 1. Be warned, Havasupai camping permits often sell out for the entire season within minutes.