Havasupai: My favorite place in the US

 

I was all hiked out after Zion. It was 4pm and I was at a random off-the-highway Starbucks. Where do I go tonight? I decided to shoot Havasupai a call to see if by some miracle there were open spots. They told me there were all booked for the year earlier. I was cool with that…I had just did The Narrows yesterday, and Angel’s Landing the day before –the 2 most amazing hike’s I’ve ever done.

The Narrows:

 

Angel’s Landing: Video coming out next week

 

Welp, this video is here, so you know I went to Havasupai! It was amazing. I don’t think as many people know about it because it’s so hard to get reservations and the online resources are not clear. Here’s my 2 cents to help you out:

For Havasupai, you can find most information on their website.
http://www.nps.gov/grca/planyourvisit/havasupai.htm

However, there are a few confusing areas that I’d like to provide clarification on.

How much time should I spend?
At least 2 nights. As it is a 10 mile hike in and out

How do I get there?
Check this map and get gas at Peach Springs or before!
http://www.nps.gov/grca/planyourvisit/upload/supai_map.pdf

When should I book reservations?
If you’re going in a group book EARLY! Most groups I met booked 6-8 months earlier. That also means that a lot of people back out. When they do, spots open up for solo travelers like me.  Call often as spots do open up!

928-448-2180
928-448-2131
928-448-2121

It is also incredibly easy to make friends at Havasu compared to National Parks or other tourist destinations so I highly recommend going solo, especially since planning a group trip that much in advance sounds like a pain.

For additional resources, check out this sweet guide: http://www.wildbackpacker.com/backpacking-trails/havasupai-trail/

 

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