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“Great hike from river.”
Review of Havasu Canyon

Havasu Canyon
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Owner description: 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.
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.

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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. Just goes to show what you get when you pour water on a desert. Beautiful!

Be aware that the walk to the campground is about 8 miles one way. Some backpack their things in. Others pay to have their things horse packed in and out. A very few rent horses to ride in and out. Be prepared for a place of beauty with a population that is not so beautiful.

It is tempting to take a tent site along the river for the best view. Beware the afternoon winds, though. It blew 2 of our tents down and filled the rest with dust. Take a site back by the canyon wall if you have that choice. Better shade and less wind.

15  Thank GoOSUCowboys
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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 of this place, the waterfalls seem to be the main attraction. That was not the case for me, I mean, they're gorgeous, but for me, the canyon was the most beautiful part of the whole experience. This trail is not nearly as steep as the Bright Angel and it's about 10 miles or so to get down to the campground near the river. We spent a couple of nights at the campground, and there were only a few other groups when we were there (March is a good time to go, and go mid-week to avoid crowds). On the 2nd day we took a day hike through Carbonate Canyon (awesome) and hiked out on the 3rd day.

The only annoying this about this is that you have to phone Supai to get a reservation at the campground and it sounds easy, but ummmm they're never there to answer the phone. I think it took me a week to finally get a hold of someone! Oh well. In the end it is all worth it because this place is amazing. Oh yeah, we saw some people that were with guides, you don't need a guide, there's only 1 trail and it leads you all the way to the village and campground.

17  Thank silly_traveler_hiker
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Reviewed 14 June 2009

I'm not that used to Tripadvisor, so spent considerable time on a review of Havasupai Falls. I didn't know I had only one chance to put photos up. So I'm using this review to add some more. If you're familiar with Havasu Falls, the flood made big changes to the landscape. Standing at the edge of the Big Gully between 50 Foot Falls and the old Havasu Falls bridge is awe-inspiring, considering the flood was a small to medium event. The new smaller falls below Fifty Foot are elegant and are fun places to swim.

If you are a geologic person, a trip to Havasu Creek will be a very memorable trip. If you're a hydologist, there are classic hydrologic event to observe here. If you're an ecologist, you've got a chance to see Havasu Creek riparia at ground zero and measure for the future from that.

A general observation of many reviews is the taciturn nature of Havasupai tribal members. Many Native American people respond to a little personal warmth and a smile. I'd bet with a little effort, one might get a smile. There are some pretty good places to sit in front of the Post Office and Community Center about 6 AM in summer. It's very refreshing when the plaza is geting hosed down to settle the first dust of the day. Tell White Owl chris says hello.

13  Thank tceng
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Reviewed 19 April 2007

The falls are absolutely amazing, the town is horrible. Hundreds of stray dogs, even horses, port-o-potties completely filled (yes it's as disgusting as it sounds).

If you can looks past the town and the way the Indians live and treat the land it's a beautiful place!

22  Thank Davis2001r6
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