Havasu Falls Travel Info
Arrival & Departure Dates
Travel to and from the trip starting point is not included in
the cost of our trips. Please plan on arriving in time for the
orientation meeting the day before the trip leaves and
departing the day after getting back from the field.
Phoenix, Flagstaff or Las Vegas, NV
All Havasu Falls trips begin and end from Flagstaff,
Arizona. Your best gateway cities are Phoenix, Flagstaff, and Las Vegas. (If you fly into Las Vegas, you can save drive time by rendezvousing with your group in Peach Springs, AZ the first morning of the trip. Find more information below.)
Coming from Phoenix
The most popular option is to fly into Phoenix and rent a car
or take a shuttle to Flagstaff. This is often your cheapest
option. It is a 2.5-hour drive from Phoenix to Flagstaff.
Flying into Flagstaff
Flagstaff has a small airport served by Horizon and
US Airways Express. From the Flagstaff Airport one can take
a taxi into town or uitilize hotel shuttles (Little America and the Drury Inn and Suites offer airport pickup).
Coming from Las Vegas
If you're coming from Las Vegas, you can either meet us in Flagstaff (recommended) or at the Grand Canyon Caverns Inn (east of Peach Springs, AZ) on Old Route 66 the first morning of the trip. If you do this, you will have to drive your vehicle to the trailhead and work closely with the guide beforehand to be sure you're prepared and on time. There is no shuttle service from Las Vegas to either Flagstaff or Peach Springs, so if you're flying into Las Vegas the only way to reach the starting point is via rental car.
Shuttle from Phoenix to Flagstaff
Arizona Executive Transport:
Hertz: 800-654- 3131
Meeting Time & Place
We will meet in Flagstaff for an orientation at 5 p.m.
the day before the trip starts at the Little America Hotel (use this reservation page
for a 10-60% discount at Little America). We’ll give you a ride to the orientation if you're staying at one of our recommended hotels and the meeting is taking place elsewhere.
The orientation includes introductions, a briefing on the trip
itinerary, a checking of personal gear, the dividing up of group
gear and food, and a chance to answer your questions.
Important note: Please bring all gear you plan on backpacking
with to this meeting.
Driving Directions to the Hualapai Lodge in Peach Springs if coming from Las Vegas
The Hualapai Lodge is located on Route 66 in Peach Springs. To reach Peach Springs, please follow these directions:
South on US-93 to Kingman, AZ 107 miles, East on I-40 4 miles , East on US 66 47 miles (Approximate Travel Time: 2 hours, 20 minutes)
Transportation To & From The Trailhead
We will pick you up at your hotel room in Flagstaff early
on the morning of the first day of the trip, and provide
transportation back to your hotel in Flagstaff on the final day. If you're coming from Las Vegas and meeting us in Peach Springs, your guide will coordinate the rendezvous ahead of time.
Storage of Personal Items & Vehicles
The best place to store your luggage and vehicle is at your hotel. If you stay at Little America (recommended), you will receive a room discount as well as free luggage and vehicle storage. The Drury Inn and Suites also provides this service for our guests. As a last resort, we have limited space for luggage storage at our warehouse and vehicles can be parked on the street in front of our office.
Pre & Post-Trip Lodging
(location of orientation, vehicle/luggage storage if staying there, 10-60% discount for Wildland
/ Phone: 928-779-2741
Drury Inn & Suites ($105 for 1 room, $140 for 2-room suite
Inn at 410 Bed & Breakfast
Peach Springs (if coming from Las Vegas)
Grand Canyon Caverns Inn
/ Phone: Call 928-422-3223