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Havasu Canyon

Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
+1 928-448-2141
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Hidden Oasis

This was a great trip, with challenging hikes and awesome views. I would recommend using a guide... read more

Reviewed 26 November 2017
Tom L
Animal abuse at Havasupai

I just recently visited Havasupai for the first time from April 14th to 16th and although it is... read more

Reviewed 17 April 2017
San Tan Valley, Arizona
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Cascading waterfalls and sky-high cottonwoods mark this canyon, an off shoot of the Grand Canyon, which is reached by a challenging hike and offers many idyllic spots for exploring, picnicking and camping.
  • Excellent86%
  • Very good7%
  • Average0%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible0%
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Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
+1 928-448-2141
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Reviewed 26 November 2017

This was a great trip, with challenging hikes and awesome views. I would recommend using a guide service (we used AOA) and hiking down to the canyon. The hike in and out are about 10 miles each way and rigorous but well worth it. The...More

Thank Tom L
Reviewed 17 April 2017

I just recently visited Havasupai for the first time from April 14th to 16th and although it is amazingly beautiful there, I couldn't get something off my mind. The horses and mules at Havasupai are mistreated and abused. While hiking down through the canyon I...More

33  Thank gymlovechelss
Reviewed 12 April 2017

This is probably the most famous of all the stops you will be making on a river trip down the Grand Canyon. Havasu Canyon is easily spotted by the crystal clear water flowing out into the Colorado. The inlet into Havasu creek provides the perfect...More

3  Thank RaktimRay
Reviewed 3 April 2017

We started out in the dark as we heard it was a tough hike. We ran into a couple guys on the way out and they needed water so we gave them some. They were very happy for it. Let me step back first and...More

5  Thank rex m
Reviewed 17 February 2017

I hold memories of this place in my heart, from the first time I visited in 1969. I have been back two more times, although the most recent was in the 1980's before it became more crowded. I can't comment on the conditions there now,...More

1  Thank Greg C
Reviewed 26 June 2016

I was with a rafting tour on the Colorado in early June 2016. The guides stopped at Havasu Canyon. We hiked about 1.5 mile to beautiful turquoise pools. The place is spectacular. The guides mention the water is light blue from calcium carbonate upstream. We...More

6  Thank oldbarney1
Reviewed 7 May 2015

This was my 5th trip to HavaSupai but it was my Birthday so why not wake up and be 60 years old in World Class sight. From what I understand it going to be every 5 years to go back from here on. I backpacked...More

3  Thank Jim B
Reviewed 21 March 2015

Amazing side hike while rafting the canyon with AZRA. This is a daylong hike from the mouth of them canyon. Popular with rafters so you can go as deep into Havasu as you want.

Thank Prlaf61
Reviewed 28 May 2014

This was my 5th backpack trip in the Grand Canyon, but my first in Havasu Canyon. You will see raves about the place and I can't add a superlative you haven't already seen. The place is an oasis and garden of eden all in one....More

15  Thank GoOSUCowboys
Reviewed 24 January 2011

I visited the bottom of the Grand Canyon via the Bright Angel trail from the South Rim of the Grand Canyon last year and wanted to see a different part of the Grand this time. And from all the trip reports and pictures I've seen...More

17  Thank silly_traveler_hiker
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George F
8 May 2017|
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Response from Greg C | Reviewed this property |
I agree, it would be virtually impossible to go into the canyon by foot and come back out the same day. Twelve mile round trip in the dry, approach canyon just to get to the head of actual Havasu. Then several more miles to... More
DeWayne D
19 April 2017|
Response from RaktimRay | Reviewed this property |
By siz if you mean six then yes this hike may be a little troublesome. All hike in the grand are not absolute beginner hikes. They require you to be of a certain age and be able to walk on uneven terrain. Plus there are... More
Tricia G
10 January 2016|
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Response from Tricia G |
Thank you so much for all the answers, it was exactly what I needed. Was able to reach someone at the lodge and they are booked March-June already. We will pick a different date.