One of the most popular attractions of the Grand Canyon is Havasu Falls (Havasupai Falls). It’s considered a treasure as it is one of the few places in the national park that has abundance of water and greenery. It’s the perfect place to spend overnight as the campsite is strategically located near the foot of Havasu Falls.
If this is your first time to visit the famous Havasu Falls, here are things that you should remember:
- Start hiking early in the morning
Ideally, you should start your ten-mile hike at 4 in the morning. This may be very difficult for some, but remember than hiking early will enable you to complete the trail before the sun starts heating up to crazy hot temperatures.
- Visit during summertime
The best time to hike to Havasu Falls is during springtime between the months of March and May. The water of Havasu falls remain at a constant 70F, making it the best natural pool after hiking ten miles under the scorching sun. It may be best to avoid visiting the falls during monsoon season, as flashfloods are commonplace between the months of July and August.
- Secure permits
You need to make arrangements a few months before heading out to Havasu Falls. Securing a permit a few weeks or a few days before your scheduled arrival at the Grand Canyon is nearly impossible. Go online and make reservations for entry and camping fee a few months before your planned vacation.
- Do not forget to visit the other falls
Havasu Falls is the most popular falls in the Grand Canyon, but remember that there are other four equally stunning falls in the area.
- Mooney Falls
- Beaver Falls
- Fifty Foot Falls
- Navajo Falls