This is my favorite place in the world. The whole trails is something around 21 mile. Of course you have to apply for a permit A series of switchbacks at the beginning takes you down 2k feet into the grand canyon, yes it is part of the grand canyon! You hike a dry wash all the way to supai village. This was interesting. There are dogs chasing horses at full speed, and mule poop everywhere. The people are friendly, they look you in the eye when you say hello. After the village, the trail gets soft underfoot for the last mile and a half. Take some time at Navajo falls, we didn't and wish we had. But when you first lay eyes on Havasu falls, you nearly fall to your knees from the beauty. Incredible. The campgrounds are "fairly" clean, and the compost toilets do not smell bad. The water provided is coming straight out of a rock, and does not need to be treated. If you think that people at this campground have camping etiquette, think again. People walking through your campsite, peeing behind your tent while shining their headlamps into your tent. Clueless. But this is all secondary to the beauty of the place. It is magical. The ladders down to Mooney falls are No. Joke. I would NOT advise anyone under 14 attempting this descent. I was sketched out because my legs are short and I needed coaching on footholds, and I'm an avid hiker. The chains and ladders are drenched with mud and spray from the falls. Just be careful and go slow. It's a gorgeous hike to Beaver falls. The water is just amazing and warm and so blue!!! To make camping reservations in Havasupai, you can either go online to the tribe’s website: http://theofficialhavasupaitribe.com/ where you can book and pay online or call the Havasupai Tourism Office by calling (928) 448-2121. Be warned, Havasupai camping permits often sell out for the entire season within the first 2 or 3 months of the year. You can also email them at firstname.lastname@example.org. 2017 Costs*: Camping permit – $25 per person, per night Environmental fee – $10 per person Entrance fee – $50 per person as well This means that for the first night the cost for one person is $85, and $25 for each subsequent night camping. BTW packhorses carry all your gear aside from the water, lunch and personal items you need for the trek into the canyon.
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