Water rushes between the glow of bright orange canyons, falling into a turquoise pool reminiscent of a Caribbean island. Visitors from all over the world come to see the iconic Havasu Falls in northern Arizona.
The famous waterfalls on the Havasupai Indian Reservation, on the other hand, have been closed to visitors since March 2020, when the Havasupai Tribe closed the reservation and Supai Village to tourists for the tribe’s safety during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The tribe will once again welcome tourists in February, for the first time in nearly three years.
To protect the land, visitation will be restricted, and the tribe is not currently accepting new reservations because it is working to accommodate travellers who had reservations to come during the closure.
Here’s everything you need to know about the opening of Havasu Falls.
When will Havasu Falls open?
On February 1, 2023, Havasu Falls will reopen to tourists.
How long does it take to hike to Havasu Falls?
It’s an 8-mile hike from the top of the canyon to Supai Village, then another 2 miles to the campground area to get to Havasu Falls.
Is it possible for anyone to visit Havasu Falls?
Hiking to Havasu Falls necessitates both a hike permit and a reservation at the Havasupai Campground or Lodge. Reservations are available for four days and three nights. Day hikes are not allowed.
The Havasupai Tribe is currently rescheduling people who had reservations through 2022. They will be booked on the original reservation dates.
Reservation holders who do not want to accept the rescheduled dates may sell their spots through a transfer list. To access and purchase items from the transfer list, you must first create an account on havasupaireservations.com. Every day at 8 a.m. MST, new transfers are made available on the website.
There are no new reservations for 2023.
What is the cost of visiting Havasu Falls?
Hiking permits to the falls cost $100 per person on Mondays through Thursdays and $125 per person on Fridays and Sundays.
What should visitors to Havasu Falls bring?
All visitors are required to have the following:
A havasupaireservations.com account.
Proof of that account can be provided in the form of a printout or screenshot of their account information page.
Printout or screenshot of campground reservation required.
While on Havasupai land, you must carry a photo ID at all times.
The campground reservation confirmation code must be displayed through the front windscreen on the passenger side of the vehicle.
Bring water because there is no drinking water along the trails.