We are planning a trip for next year, hopefully in May. I know that reservations for the campground cannot be made until February, but I am a big planner and like to have everything organized so I am getting going on it now.
We are planning to fly into Vegas and rent a car, then drive to Grand Canyon Caverns and camp overnight. The next morning we plan to drive to the trailhead (early enough to beat most of the heat) and hike down. Hoping to stay for four nights, then hike back out and head back to Vegas.
If we are able to secure a permit, do you pay over the phone or at the main office when picking up your permit? How do cancellations work if you need to make one? Is there a cancellation fee, etc.?
We have read that the campground has toilets, but no showers. Not an issue because we are used to backcountry camping, but wondered if the Supai Tribe has any sort of regulation on biodegradable camp soap? When we backcountry camp in Glacier, they have regulations on how they want you to wash off in the backcountry. Strange question, but I wondered how others went about this when staying for a few days in the canyon. Thanks in advance!