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3-Day Havasu Summer Tour


  • Experience the world-renowned turquoise water and plunging falls of Havasupai!
  • Hike early when it's cooler and relax in the creek during the hottest part of the day
  • Swim in the refreshing and idyllic pools and waterfalls that characterize Havasu Creek
  • Descend below Mooney Falls along Havasu Creek to Beaver Falls
  • Hike with only a light day pack as mules carry the gear and food
  • Hike through the village of Supai, where the Havasupai have summered for 800 years
  • Enjoy Wildland Trekking's fantastic cuisine, comfortable camps and expert guides
  • Let us take care of everything so you can absorb the magic of this amazing place!


The 3-day summer version of our hiking tour into Havasu Falls and the remote village of Supai (see a video) operates from May 15 to September 14 (or see our standard tour). We depart Flagstaff very early in the morning (2 or 3 AM) to hike during the cooler morning temperatures. The trip features 2 nights of camping at Havasu Falls, fantastic meals, amazing hiking, and the opportunity to cool off in the Southwest's most stunning waterfalls!

Once in the Canyon you'll enjoy our tasty backcountry cooking, a comfortable camp, world-class swimming and a stunning hike down to Beaver Falls on the second day (weather permitting)!

The base rate of $950 includes a professional Grand Canyon hiking guide, the majority of the gear, transportation from Flagstaff to the trailhead and back, all your meals, and pack mules to carry your gear. Flying in or out on a helicopter is an option on Sundays, Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays, costs $85 per person one way, and is paid directly to the helicoper company.


Photos of this Trip

Trip Itinerary

Day 1

Shuttle to Hualapai Hilltop: 3.5-hour drive from Flagstaff
Hiking Mileage: 10 miles
Elevation Loss: 2,400 feet

We begin our Summer Havasu Falls Tour with an early pick-up at your hotel in Flagstaff (2 or 3 AM). After a 3.5-hour drive, our hike begins at Hualapai Hilltop, where you’ll enjoy the luxury of hiking with only a light daypack as we hire pack horses to carry the bulk of our gear. We hike downhill steeply through a series of switchbacks before leveling off in a beautiful red sandstone canyon. After 4.5 miles of hiking this canyon intersects with Cataract Canyon and Havasu Creek, whose enchanting torquoise waters are some of the most inviting in the world. We hike along this creek for 2 miles to the village of Supai before continuing on another 2 miles to the campground. En route to the campground we hike past three of the five major waterfalls, Rock Falls, Fifty Foot Falls, and Havasu Falls. The rest of the day is available for photographing and enjoying Havasu Falls.

Day 2

Hiking Mileage: 7 miles (optional day hiking)
Elevation Change: 500 feet

We'll spend day 2 hiking and exploring the stunning waterfalls that make Havasu a world-renown Grand Canyon destination. We'll hike downstream to Mooney Falls which is perhaps the most magnificent of all of the waterfalls at 200 feet tall. We'll then continue our hike downstream another 2.5 miles to Beaver Falls, where the canyon becomes increasingly dramatic with small waterfalls cascading under ash and cottonwood trees. Big horn sheep are often an added bonus, as this area provides them with rare, valuable grazing habitat. Beaver Falls makes for a fantastic lunch spot before we hike back to camp.

Day 3

Hiking Mileage: 10 miles
Elevation Gain: 2,400 feet
Shuttle to Flagstaff: 3.5-hour drive

After hiking back through the Supai Village, Cataract Canyon and up to Hualapai Hilltop, we'll enjoy lunch and cold drinks while we wait for the mules to arrive with our belongings (although very rare, occasionally due to conditions in the Canyon this wait can be as much as several hours). Our drive back to Flagstaff is a time for reflection and will likely pass in a stream of memories as you relax and enjoy the natural scenery of Northern Arizona before arriving at our starting point in Flagstaff.

Please Note: We always do everything in our power to follow the set itinerary, however it can change occasionally based on temporary park restrictions, campsite availability, weather, road closures, guest ability/injury, and natural events like fires and flooding.

Trip Details

What's Included

  • Top-of-the-line tent, sleeping pad, sleeping bag, and day pack
  • Pack mules to carry most of the gear and food
  • Roundtrip transportation from Flagstaff to the trailhead and back
  • Use of trekking poles
  • All meals are included from breakfast the first day through lunch on the last day
  • Professional, knowledgeable, certified Grand Canyon hiking guides
  • Havasupai entrance, camping and reservation fees
  • Emergency equipment including a company-issued first-aid kit and satellite phone
  • You will receive a Lifetime Hiking Membership entitling you and your family to a lifetime discount of 10% off any Wildland Trekking hiking trip after your first one!

What's Not Included

  • Clothes, raingear, and footwear
  • Sunscreen, toiletries and personal items
  • A lightweight stuffsac for your belongings during mule transport
  • Waterbottles and a headlamp or flashlight
  • Guide gratuity (industry recommendation is 10-20% of trip cost)
See the Packing Lists page for more information.

Meals: What To Expect

All of our hiking and backpacking tours include a diversity of tasty meals packed full of critical carbohydrates, proteins and fats. We carry foods that travel well in the backcountry – rice, pastas, lentils, beans, couscous, packaged meats, nuts, breads, oatmeal, granola, and more.

For optimal taste and energy, we supplement all our meals with spices, herbs, oils, cheeses, butter, sugar, and fruits and vegetables (fresh and dried). In addition, we provide you with with an assortment of trail mix, snacks, and dried fruits to eat at your own discretion.

We regularly accommodate vegan, vegetarian, kosher and non-gluten diets and will make adjustments for food allergies. These and other special dietary requests may require an additional fee.

Gear We Provide

We provide all group gear which includes the following:
  • Deuter or Osprey backpacks
  • Sierra Designs, Kelty or Big Agnes tents
  • Sierra Designs, Kelty, Big Agnes and Mountain Hardware sleeping bags
  • Thermarest or Big Agnes sleeping pads
  • Leki or Black Diamond trekking poles
  • Cooking stoves and cookware
  • Company-issued first-aid kit
  • Satellite phone

What Gear To Bring

We ask that you supply a couple of gear items on your hiking tour. These items are three 1-liter waterbottles per person, a lightweight stuffsac for your belongings that will be going with the mules, and either a headlamp or flashlight per person. Basic items like sunscreen, bug repellent (where and when applicable), lip balm, and toiletries are also important. All of these items are available online at Wildland Trekking Outfitters.

What Clothes to Bring

Please refer to the trip packet for a recommended clothing list (we email you a detailed trip packet when you inquire and when you register). All trips require a sturdy pair of hiking shoes or hiking boots (reliable brands include Montrail, Lowa, Merrell, Vasque, and Salomon), rain gear, and non-cotton and cotton clothing layers. A minimum of three pairs of wool or synthetic hiking socks are also required. All of these items are available online at Wildland Trekking Outfitters.

NOTE: See the Packing Lists page for more detailed information on what clothes and gear to bring on your hiking tour. The trip packet you receive when you contact us will have the most accurate clothing and gear list for the tour you're interested in.

Trip Logistics

How do I Register?

Ready to Travel? Simply click here and complete the form to get the ball rolling. Our adventure consultants will confirm availability, and if you're ready to register we'll email you a link to a registration profile. You'll have 48 hours to complete your profile (and that of any dependents) and pay the deposit ($250 for U.S. trips, $500 for Global Trips).

Feel free to call us for more info - we're here 7 days a week!

Where Do We Meet?

Unless we tell you otherwise, you will meet your guide and group at the Little America Hotel in Flagstaff (use this reservation page for a 10-60% discount at Little America) for an orientation meeting at 5:00 PM the evening before the trip begins. We're happy to give you a ride to this meeting if you're not staying at Little America. Your guide will then pick you up at your hotel early the next morning (2 or 3 AM) for transport to the trailhead. For Private Grand Canyon Tours your guide will meet you at your hotel in Flagstaff at an agreed upon time.

Check out our Travel Resources page for information on flights, shuttles, lodging and more.

Start/End Times

Your guide will inform you of the first day's pick-up time at the orientation meeting. Generally, you can expect it to be between 2 and 3 am. We will drop you off at your hotel on the final day normally before 5 PM (this time is not guaranteed, as a variety of circumstances can influence our exact return time).

Safety Considerations

Your safety is our top priority. Our hiking tours are led by professional hiking guides, all of whom are wilderness-certified first responders or EMT's, each with years of guiding and wilderness experience. We've developed comprehensive risk management protocols that our guides adhere to in case of an emergency, and most tours carry a satellite phone. If you have any further questions about safety, please contact us at 1-800-715-HIKE (4453) for more information.


Your tour will be led by a trained, experienced professional with a solid guiding background, years of personal wilderness and hiking experience, medical certifications, and a passion for leading people into breathtaking landscapes. Check out our Meet Our Team page for staff bios.

Group Size and Age Restrictions

The standard group size for this Havasu Falls Tour is 6 guests and 1 guide, with a maximum of 12 guests and 2 guides. If you have more questions about group size, please give us a call at 800-715-HIKE (4453) and we'll answer all your questions.

Age restrictions are as follows:
  • 12 and older to join scheduled tours (mixed groups)
  • 5 and older to join private tours
  • 5-9 year olds are required to helicopter out along with at least one adult ($85 per person)

Weather in the Grand Canyon

The weather in the Grand Canyon varies tremendously from the rim to the canyon floor, with as much as a 30 degree Fahrenheit difference. For this reason, the Canyon is truly a year-round hiking destination. To be fully prepared, please follow the recommended clothing list closely (this list comes as part of your trip packet when you register). Read below for average high and low temperatures at the South Rim and the Canyon bottom:

Average Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
South Rim
Canyon Bottom