The Havasu Trail
The Havasu trail lies on the Havasupai Indian reservation
next to Grand Canyon National park. For those who have hiked other Grand Canyon trails, this one will seem very mild. Except for the initial descent to the canyon floor, the trail follows the stream gradient. Heat is usually the main obstacle. The first available water is Havasu creek, 6.5 miles (10.5 km) down the trail. The 8 mile walk (13 km) to Supai village could be done in 2 hrs. The campground is located 2 miles (3km) farther down the canyon between the Havasu and Mooney Falls.
There is a Tourist office located in the village, where I paid my fees (incredibly high for a day visit - 38$). I should mention that nobody ever checked me, and it was easy just to walk by without paying. I did not see any signs asking me to stop in the office, and had to wait 1/2 hr in line.
There is a small grocery store and cafe in the village, but the food in the cafe did not appear very appealing to me.
It was a great day hike, and as usual day hikes reaching to the bottom are not recommended in the Grand Canyon.
I covered more than 25 miles in less than 7.5 hrs with many stops for picture taking.
Havasu Falls Mooney Falls
Navajo Falls Grey Fox
Havasu Trail Havasu Falls
Trail to Mooney Falls Scrub Jay
External LinksWaterfalls of Havasupai