Havasu Falls Hiking Trips
“...the Grand Canyon...is the land of music. Mountains of music swell
in the rivers, hills of music billow in the creeks, and meadows of
music murmur in the rills that ripple over rock. Altogether it is a
symphony of multitudinous melodies. All this is the music of waters.”
John Wesley Powell, 1895
Falls is without question one of the most amazing places on
earth. “Havasupai” means “people of the blue green water”, and this
natural wonder is the sacred home of many of the Havasupai
people. This hike begins at Hualapai Hilltop, making a 10 mile
descent through Hualapai Canyon and Havasu
Canyon, pass Supai Village
to the campground. From here, we access world renown Mooney and
Havasu Falls. These spectacular turquoise waterfalls drop into cool
travertine pools making some of the world’s best swimming holes. Come
on this adventure with Pygmy Guides and experience why this utopia in
the desert attracts thousands of people every year from around the
globe. We will be traveling light on this one. You are required to
carry water and all belongings you will need for the day. There are
also options for helicopter or horse transport. Of course Pygmy
Guides will be there to take care of all of your needs and ensure an
amazing experience at this very special place.
distance: 20 mi/32 km
Elevation change: 2200 ft/640 m
Number of days: 3-5
of year: all year round
Difficulty: 5 on a pygmy scale of 1 to 10
Book 6 months in advance and save $50 per person.
Large group(4 or more) prices also available.
little about the trip.
After arriving at Hilltop, we will start are descent into Hualapai
Canyon. Hiking through the narrows of the Esplanade before we come to
the lush, green canyon of Havasu. From here we will follow the
blue-green water to Supai Village.
Shortly out of this quaint and hidden village we will come to Navajo
Falls. Navajo Falls is the first major falls in the series. Tucked
off the trail, most people don’t even know it is there. The water
here is dispersed and comes from the canopy in a panoramic of white,
trickling waters. We can stop here for a swim and maybe take a 30 ft
Continuing down the trail, we come to Havasu Falls. One look and you
will realize why people travel from all over the world just to bath
in the swimming hole below. The breathtaking beauty of this sight can
make you feel as if you left this world. After falling 100 ft to the
blue-green travertine pool below, the water continues it’s coarse
cutting through the Redwall Limestone.
With large cottonwoods and a natural spring nearby, you will quickly
see why we set up camp here. The serenading sound of tumbling white
waters from wall to wall will ensure a good nights sleep. The water
here pools and falls, creating the most amazing campground in
The campground ends abruptly with a 200 ft plunge over Mooney Falls.
The largest of the four falls measures in taller than Niagra.
To make it to the bottom, the explorer will have to climb through two
tunnels blasted into the travertine formation and an exposed face
laced with a chain and footholds carved into the rock.
If you have not retreated, a 3 mile journey to Beaver Falls could be
on the menu. Crossing the water several times, climbing up ropes and
over cliffs, all the while stopping at hidden pools and rope swings
for a dip, make the journey the destination. Having lunch at Beaver
Falls you will realize you are on the best day hike in the world.
This is the trip of a lifetime! So come
with us and have a fun, safe, carefree Grand Canyon vacation at
of Havasu Falls
Gratuity (8-15% suggested) and 7% AZ sales tax not included.
- 2 days:
$540 per person
- 3 days:
$755 per person
- 4 days:
$950 per person
additional day $195 per person
Falls Mule Rides $90 each way per person
Falls Helicopter $90 each way per person
Discounts for groups of 4 or more
Booking an Havasu Falls
backpacks can be booked from 2 days to 2 years in advance. However
backpacking permits are limited and sometimes very difficult to
obtain, we highly advise making reservations 6 months or more in
advance. Although we can almost always make last minute reservations,
there is no guarantee, so the earlier the better.
Cancellation Policy for Havasu Falls
- A 50
percent deposit is due upon booking.
Overnight backpacks must be paid in full 30 days prior to your trip.
- If you
must cancel, a 50 percent refund will be given on all deposits
Join an Existing Trip?
can join an existing trip if there are openings.
- You can
also request a private trip, however extra fees may apply (call to
inquire about private trips).
Toll Free: 877-2PYGMYS (877-279-4697) or 928-707-0215
Mail: Pygmy Guides, PO Box 3175; Flagstaff, AZ 86003
- Give us
a call, and we’ll build a trip to suit your needs.
guides have experience hiking throughout the Grand Canyon so let us
know where you want to go if you can’t find the trip on our site.
Everyone eats well on Pygmy Guides backpacks
guides will prepare your breakfast each morning, a gourmet lunch,
and a hearty dinner each night. We always supply fresh fruits and
vegetables, sports drinks, and all the delicious snacks you need.
provide all clients with meal options before their trip.
provide vegetarian meals and other special preparation upon your
notify Pygmy Guides in writing of any food allergies.
is no minimum group size.
Falls has no limit.
- All of
our guides possess a vast knowledge of all aspects of the Grand
Canyon. We take pride in sending our clients out with guides who
have the ability to deal with any situation that may occur. Whether
it’s a question on canyon geology, or wrapping a sprained ankle, our
guides are there to take care of your needs and ensure a pleasant
and safe canyon experience. We will call you before your trip to
make sure you have everything you need and answer any question you
Moderate physical fitness is needed for our backpack trips. Our more
challenging trips will require not only a higher lever of fitness
but also some level of Grand Canyon or desert backpacking
experience. Please let us know of any health problems or concerns
before your trip.
- If you
or your group have special needs, we will be glad to accommodate
call and let us know what we can do to heighten your Grand Canyon
experience and make your dream trip possible.
- We can pick up at any hotel in Flagstaff, Williams, or Seligman, AZ. Seligman is the closest to the trailhead We recommend The Canyon Lodge 928-422-3255."
necessary gear, food, permits, guide, etc...
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Backpacking trips are available all year round. Please refer to the
trip you are interested in to inquire about availability.
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