Backpacking Havasu Falls and the Havasupai Reservation
Regarding Havasu Falls, there are a number of things that we want our potential guests to understand.
First, the famous waterfalls and camping area known as “Havasu Falls”, “Supai”, or “Havasupai” are located within the boundaries of the Havasupai reservation. This is the home and property of the sovereign Havasupai Tribe. This popular area is NOT within the boundaries of Grand Canyon National Park, and has no affiliation with the National Park system. Therefore, the area is managed and regulated very differently from any National Park.
Second, these famous waterfalls and camping area have become a massively popular and famous destination in a very short period of time. The sharp increase in visitation has created a number of challenges for the Tribe. Enforcement of user limits, waste management, facility maintenance, pack stock oversight and animal abuse prevention, and overall protection of the natural resources are notable issues that the Tribe is forced to struggle with throughout the long and busy tourist season.
In light of this information, All-Star is not offering group or private overnight trips to the Havasu Falls area. We are not confident in the quality of the experience that we can offer to guests. Also, we feel that it is important to allow the Tribe the time that it needs to continue to sort out and overcome each of these challenges.
That being said, we regret that we are not offering trips to Havasu Falls right now. Each of us loves the area, knows members of the tribe, and has great memories of trips in days past. We have deep expertise regarding the area. So, we invite you to contact All-Star if you have questions or would like to understand details about Havasu Falls. We are happy to help you. Thank you.