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1. Posted by Disneyallycat (Budding Member 8 posts) 5y Star this if you like it!


Hi there :)

Me and my mate are travelling to the USA in June and July, We will be staying in Arizona for a week.

We wanted to Camp in Havasupai Camping grounds.

What we were wondering was, is it fairly easy/safe to Hike from Havasupai Hilltop down to the Camping Grounds without a guide?

Only because we are on a tight budget and REALLY want to see Havasu Falls.

Any Help would be MUCH appreciated


2. Posted by geogypsy (Budding Member 3 posts) 5y Star this if you like it!

Havasu Falls are amazing.

The 10 mile hike each way does drop in elevation, but still isn't technically difficult and can easily be accomplished without a guide. Just keep in mind the summer heat so you'll want to hike early or late in the day with plenty of water.

There isn't any trailhead camping at Havasupai Hilltop and reservations are required in the canyon. I'd start trying to contact them now, as it is an Indian reservation which operates on Indian time.

Good luck.


3. Posted by Disneyallycat (Budding Member 8 posts) 5y Star this if you like it!

They look amazing!

Yes we are leaving early in the morning. To do the hike, we are just scared of getting lost! so you think its easy enough to do without guidance?

This might be a silly questions but what is Trailhead camping? :S

Thats so much for your help!!!!


4. Posted by Calcruzer (Travel Guru 2003 posts) 5y Star this if you like it!

You have to make a reservation and pay a fee ($57 per person) to the Indian tribe to make this hike.

Their website is at:

Reservations details are here:

The hike is only 1 1/2 miles once you arrive at the campsite (you hike 8 miles on flat ground to the campsite, then the trail gets moderately difficult).
The description of the hike is given at the first website above--and warns you of three things:

(1) Carry lots of water

(2) Wear hiking boots

(3) Watch out for the mule packs taking visitors that use the same trail

Enjoy your hike.

[ Edit: Edited on 06-Apr-2012, at 21:29 by Calcruzer ]