This blog post details my 3-day backpacking trip at the Indian reservation Supai in Arizona February 16th-19th, 2019.
Driving from San Diego it took about 9 hours. I put “Hualapai Hilltop Parking Lot” into apple maps which takes you directly to the trail head. We left San Diego at 5:30PM and arrived at 3:30AM (there was a 1 hour time change). There was a crazy snow storm so it was almost impossible to see the last hour of the drive!
We slept in the car and started our trek down at 9AM!
At the bottom of the switchbacks it was sunny and warm! We had our first check-in with a man that was riding a horse and had a notebook and pen. We gave him the name our reservation was under.
The town is about 1 mile away from the sticker covered sign!
Beginning of the Supai Village. We arrived around 1PM. (No photos are allowed to be taken of the horses, packers, and community.)
These were the wristbands and tent permit that we received when we checked-in at the village office.
You will pass Fifty Foot Falls, Little Navajo Falls, and Havasu Falls on your way to the campground.
The view from the top of Havasu Falls!
Bottom of Havasu Falls.
This was the campsite we picked! We got to the campground around 2PM and it was already super crowded. We chose a spot on higher ground incase there was any rain or last minute flash flood warnings.
They sell water in town at the mini-market and they also have a Fern Spring available at the campground.
Make sure to bring water shoes, quick dry towels, and a dry bag if you have one. The air temperature was pretty cold but to save time, we wore Tevas for the entire hike to the other falls since you have to walk through a few creeks (some that are thigh-high) to get to them.
Mooney Falls is located at the end of the campground. There is a VERY steep and slippery pathway to get to the bottom of the falls. In order to continue to the other falls, you must go through this. If you are afraid of heights or do not have the best balance, you may want to rethink going down!
One of the sketchy walkways on the way from Mooney Falls to Beaver Falls.
Beaver Falls is about 2 miles from Mooney Falls.
The first time that we visited Supai in 2018, we decided to take the helicopter out since our trip was much shorter. This time we decided to make the long hike back out and we ended up getting hit by a HUGE snow storm!
The snow started out light…
…and ended up being at its worst by the time we hit the steep incline switchbacks to get back up to the Hualapai Hilltop Parking Lot.
These were my activity stats on my iPhone from the 3 days of the trip. (*Not fully accurate of course)