Havasu Canyon Climber's Log

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mountaingazelle

mountaingazelle - Mar 22, 2018 8:50 am Date Climbed: Mar 13, 2018

Havasu  Sucess!

We did this as a three day backpack. I had avoided this place for a long time but decided I needed to see it at least once. We hiked as far as Beaver Falls seeing all of the other falls along the way.

abrennalinerush

abrennalinerush - Apr 12, 2016 2:24 pm Date Climbed: Apr 7, 2016

Girls Just Wanna Havasu Fun  Sucess!

Backpacked in from Hualapai Hilltop and stayed three nights at the campgrounds (Thursday, Friday, and Saturday). Got rained out on Friday, but we hit Mooney + Beaver Falls on Saturday (a few in our group went on to the Colorado, too).

Great trip, but a disappointing amount of disregard for such a beautiful environment by many of the tourists. I was picking up trash all along the 10 mile hike out.

lbearl

lbearl - Mar 24, 2015 3:00 pm Date Climbed: Mar 21, 2015

1 Night in paradise  Sucess!

Drove through the night Thursday, hiked in Friday morning, played in the waterfalls Friday afternoon and left Saturday morning. Next time I'm staying longer.

tarol

tarol - Mar 14, 2015 6:29 pm Date Climbed: Mar 10, 2015

Wonderful  Sucess!

Hiked down and out, stayed 2 nights, went as far as Mooney Falls and the downclimb there is spectacular! Loved the village, found the locals to be pleasant, and loved the mail mule train. We had perfect weather - warm for swimming but cool for the hike out. Also not crowded at all during the week - avoid the weekends and spring break time if you want some solitude.

Shaylee

Shaylee - Feb 28, 2014 4:49 pm Date Climbed: Nov 25, 2011

Havasu  Sucess!

11-24 through 11-26 2011

Kessler

Kessler - Feb 28, 2014 4:48 pm Date Climbed: Nov 25, 2011

Havasu  Sucess!

11-24 through 11-26 2011

Scott

Scott - Feb 28, 2014 1:32 pm Date Climbed: Nov 24, 2011

Havasu  Sucess!

November 24

After waiting around and taking a cave tour at the Grand Canyon Caverns, Shaylee, Kessler, Kimberly and I drove to Hualapai Hilltop to start our hike to Supai. We started our hike at 1 pm and with short daylight hours, we knew we had to hike fast.

We hadn’t need worry though since Shaylee was mad at her brother and would run off ahead. We did the entire 8 miles in three hours.

The weather was perfect and the hike down to Supai was prettier and more interesting than I thought it would be.

November 25

Today was the big one and the day we had all been waiting for. We would hike down to Beaver Falls, visiting all the other waterfalls along the way. Navajo was the first falls and we also quickly hiked to Havasu Falls. Mooney Falls was next and there was where the most challenging obstacle of the hike was. You have to climb through a few tunnels, a ladder and some rock steps to get down a cliff.

On the way down someone coming up warned us not to do it, but it wasn’t bad and the kids had no problem. Below Mooney Falls were four creek crossings up to waist deep and then it was a long streamside hike down to the Beaver Falls area.

After admiring the area, we returned back up canyon and back to Supai, but we stopped to explore several caves along the way.

It was a beautiful day and the scenery was some of the best in the world. We completed 10 miles, but it seemed a little longer with all the creek crossings and obstacles.

November 26

Today we hiked from Supai and back to the rim. The climb out was faster than expected and we completed the 8 miles in four hours. After that we drove to Las Vegas.

John

John - May 15, 2012 11:54 pm Date Climbed: May 13, 2012

Southwest Photography Roadtrip  Sucess!

After visiting Antelope Canyon and The Wave, we hiked down to Supai to partake in the beautiful waterfalls. I didn't manage to hike down to the Colorado River as with my first visit, but it was fun all the same. Our trip out was made more eventful by riding the helicopter ;)

vbeckman74

vbeckman74 - Aug 21, 2011 7:03 pm

Havasu with the Folks  Sucess!

Cool trip in a very unique place. I liked the pony express mail train with the pack of local dogs following it up and down the canyon every day. Get some fry bread at the bottom before you see the falls.

blueshade

blueshade - Jun 26, 2011 11:43 pm Date Climbed: Jun 7, 2011

Beautiful  Sucess!

Beautiful hiking, especially if you follow the creek itself. A little overcrowded and garbage about, but at least the hike in keeps the numbers down somewhat. I also agree that the entry fees are extravagant, but what can you do? Wish I could have seen it before the flooding.

WaterGuy

WaterGuy - Sep 12, 2010 9:02 pm Date Climbed: Jun 21, 2004

Great Hike  Sucess!

Fantastic hike! There is nothing like hiking all day and then wading into the blue river. One of my favorite places.

Dan Bailey

Dan Bailey - Apr 25, 2010 2:58 pm

unique place

lucky enough to join a trip with AOA

Alex Wood

Alex Wood - Nov 16, 2009 2:43 am Date Climbed: Nov 14, 2009

Crazy Place!  Sucess!

Got to go on this trip with NAU Outdoors for free and I got a credit for it. A little cold-the water was warmer then the air. Watch out for racoons.

MarkK

MarkK - Jul 22, 2009 12:16 pm Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2002

back in the day  Sucess!

This hike was amazing. Getting down to the lower falls was really something special. Kinda sketchy on the way down there, but we had a great time. It was HOT but the crystal blue water could not have been better.

JGHarrison

JGHarrison - Jan 26, 2009 2:28 pm Date Climbed: Aug 14, 2008

Just in time

I left as it started to sprinkle...the sprinkle that led to the massive flash flood that destroyed everything.

Pretty place, its a shame that better care is not taken of the area. Lots of trash, and poorly managed trails

roadtripper

roadtripper - Aug 11, 2008 8:52 pm

just as amazing as the first time  Sucess!

Just as gorgeous as it was in 2006. The campground was MUCH cleaner this time - they removed the overflowing trash barrels in the campground so it's now much more clear you need to pack out your own trash. There's still a bit of trash on the trail down to the village, so hopefully people can help clean that up.

We went behind Havasu Falls this time. We didn't even know you could do that until one of the natives did. Great stuff!

StumblingBear

StumblingBear - May 19, 2008 11:28 pm Date Climbed: May 20, 1973

What A Trip  Sucess!

The hike in is OK but the water falls are incredible. greatswim too

Fins129

Fins129 - Apr 10, 2008 7:32 pm

Many times  Sucess!

Did this as a backpack many times as a Boy Scout. Very rewarding hike in.

jimegan

jimegan - Mar 19, 2008 1:10 pm Date Climbed: May 3, 2003

Trip to the Colorado  Sucess!

hiked in with Alan, Howard and Bill 5/2 and then to the river and back on 5/3 and out 5/4...Great trip!

roadtripper

roadtripper - Feb 22, 2008 7:59 pm Date Climbed: Jun 5, 2006

ugly & beautiful  Sucess!

An amazing place marred by a few disgusting facts. The campground is far too crowded (250 people per night on weekends during spring & summer, usually) and the outhouses are the worst I've ever seen, anywhere. The fees have just been greatly increased $35/person entrance fee + $17/night per person camping fee...and such now border on extortion.

That being said, this place is GORGEOUS. Havasu & Mooney are two of the best swimming holes in the whole country. It's a journey unlike any other in the state. If more people respected this place and it was cleaned up a bit, it would be one of the most beautiful places on earth.

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