Want to see the waterfalls of the Grand Canyon but you don’t know much about the area? You may have heard that you need permits and are wondering how to reserve Havasupai permits, this blog has the answers. Havasu Canyon is one of those rare places that mixes remoteness with must-see grandeur with a tough permit system. This formula means only a select few who have the inside track get to see Havasu Falls. So here it is, how to reserve Havasupai permits, straight from the guides who have been exploring the canyon for almost two decades.
To make camping reservations in Havasupai, you may reserve online at havasupaireservations.com beginning on February 1, 2019 at 8am MST. You will want to create an account online before Feburary 1.
Be warned, Havasupai camping permits often sell out for the entire season very quickly. The most desirable dates (such as hiking to Havasupai on Memorial Day weekend) will be reserved on February first.
The tribe now allows a maximum stay of 4 days, 3 nights per reservation.
All weekend nights (Friday, Saturday, Sunday), holiday nights, and spring break dates will be charged an additional $18.33 per night. These include (Feb. 19, May 28, July 4, Sep. 3, Oct. 8, Mar. 5-8, Mar. 19-22).
*Note, this price includes taxes and fees but is subject to change at the tribe’s discretion.
Due to increased popularity of visiting Havasu Falls and hiking to the other waterfalls in Havasu Canyon, the Havasupai tribe instituted some changes in 2017 to how they manage reservations and permits. We have not yet been able to verify if all of these policies are in place for 2018, so we recommend you inquire directly.
The campground is located within a 5-minute walk of the beautiful 100-foot Havasu Falls, and is about 2 miles downhill from the Village of Supai. In between the Village and the campground there are two other waterfalls. (See our blog post about Havasu Falls and the other waterfalls of Havasupai.) The campground is about ¾ of a mile long and spots are not defined and are available on a first come, first served basis. There are many wonderful spots to choose from throughout the campground. Lastly, there are no campfires allowed in the campground.
To make reservations at the lodge, the only hotel near Havasu Falls, call (928) 448-2111. The Havasupai Lodge is in the village of Supai, Arizona which is about a 2 mile hike away from Havasu Falls. The Lodge offers basic accommodations.
*All fees are taxable at 10%.
There is no kitchen or food provided at the lodge. You’ll need to come prepared to provide all your own meals. You can get food from the Supai Café (burger, fries, hot dogs, fry bread, tacos, sodas, etc) or from the Supai grocery store, located in the village. Hours can occasionally be unpredictable at both the cafe and the store. Due to the remote location of the village, the prices are quite expensive.
Beyond getting the permit, you will want to plan your trip thoroughly. Read our blog on “Everything you need to know to visit Havasu Falls.”
In 2019, AOA will not be offering the famous guided trips with permits included we have been guiding in Havasupai for the last 22 years. If you have questions about these trips, feel free to send us an email here.
If you’re unable to secure a permit, or prefer to leave the planning and logistics to others, guided trips in Havasupai take care of the whole process of getting Havasupai camping permits for you, in addition to taking care of all the details that can make planning your own trip difficult. The permits are built into the price of the trip, as is all of the food, transportation, and essential camping gear. We offer five guided trips of 3 to 6 days that hike into Havasupai and camp in the Havasu campground:
Packhorses carry all your gear aside from the water, lunch and personal items you need for the trek into the canyon. Stay in a comfortable camp near Havasu Falls beside the clear blue waters of Havasu creek, and spend days swimming beneath the falls.
This adventurous trek is perfect for more intrepid travelers. Carry only your personal gear and hike to our creekside base camp with a fully outfitted kitchen. Enjoy guided hikes to the waterfalls and unusual viewpoints around the canyon.
This trip is the perfect exhilarating trek for the time crunched and economical traveler. Carry your personal gear in our pack for the hike into the canyon, but don’t worry, all basecamp amenities will be provided for you.
Spend a week exploring the Grand Canyon with expert wilderness guides. Camp for 2 days on the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park and then continue your trip with an adventurous horse-supported hike to Havasu Falls for 4 days of camping. Enjoy delicious meals prepared by your trail guides and relax in AOA’s comfortable basecamp.
This is the most rugged of AOA’s Havasupai hiking options and although it’s strenuous, all gear is provided for you.
Want to journey to this desert paradise, but not sure where to start? We’ve taken our decades of experience and created Your Guide to Havasupai: Everything You Need to Know. In it, you’ll get tips on packing, getting a permit, where to stay, and some must-see additions to your itinerary.
This page is not affiliated with the Havasupai Tribe, AOA is a commercial outfitter that offers guided hiking packages to Havasupai. We do not sell Havasupai permits. Permits are included when you purchase a guided hiking package.