If you’re looking to spend a few days at the Grand Canyon, the Havasu Falls should definitely be included in your itinerary. It’s one of the most beautiful attractions at the Grand Canyon. Although not as popular as the picturesque viewpoints, the blue-green waters and the oasis feel of Havasu Falls will make you relaxed after a tiring day of adventure.
Havasu Falls is located at the South Rim part of the Grand Canyon National Park. It’s approximately 4 hours from the Las Vegas Airport, and around 10 miles away from the Havasu Falls Campground. As it is located in a remote part of the national park, it’s always best to plan ahead and make reservations. There are certain times of the year when the Havasupai Lodge, Grand Canyon Lodging and Havasu Falls campground are packed with hikers and tourists.
The best time of the year to visit Havasu Falls is early June. During summertime, the trails and the hike to Havasu Falls are better than around fall. Those who visit later in the year may experience a few thunderstorms and rain, thus making the trek more difficult especially for first-time visitors. In addition, the waters of the Havasu Falls are warmer during springtime, thus making it an ideal swimming spot and oasis after a ten-mile trek to the falls.
You may also want to avoid trekking to Havasu Falls during monsoon season- from June to early September- as flash floods are commonplace during these months.
When planning to camp or trek to Havasu Falls, here are a few equipment that you should bring:
If you are going to be staying at the campground, you will need lightweight tents. Make sure to pack one that is suitable or matches with the season.
- Sleeping Bags
If you’re a backpacker and don’t want to carry a heavy tent with you, make sure to pack sleeping bags that are lightweight, but can protect you from the extreme cold at night.
Bring a light and durable bag that can pack all of your crucial backpacking necessities such as water, batteries, flashlight, rope, and first aid kit.
- First Aid Kit
A first aid kit is necessary not only when trekking around the Grand Canyon, but when doing outdoor activities altogether. Get a mini first aid kit that will help you treat minor injuries and accidents.