Havasu Falls
Havasu Falls
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Tia
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020
Terrible customer service. We were a finger click away from making reservations this year and then saw the only option is to camp for 4 days, $395/person... I'd rather fly to Mexico than pay that to camp in Arizona... however pretty the falls may be. We're experienced hikers and didn't want to stay more than a day. So I tried calling the reservation office. The lady on the other end was demeaning, passive aggressive, and impatient. She was unable to answer any of my questions and told me to read their website again. No day trips.
Written July 28, 2020
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Eliana S
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Solo
I reserved a spot early during the pandemic. Tourism was suspended for over two years and so by the time my trip would have been possible, I couldn't go, so I sold my reservation in January of 2023. It is May of 2023 and STILL no reimbursement check. I have reached out many times and the support for Havasupai Tribe claims they sent. check, but they did not! I should be receiving over 700 dollars. We had a reservation for two people. Not only will they not answer, but there is NO phone number. What a scam! I am beyond frustrated by this experience.
Written May 12, 2023
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Eli T
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1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
When weather conditions do not permit visitors access through the normal path, and you refuse to refund the entry fee, but instead direct them to walk through your holy ground, what offense have you committed against your fathers! Curse be upon you for your greed! You have soiled the name of the people of Havasupai!
Written March 23, 2023
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Jambo221
Miami Beach, Florida5 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
Hey everyone, I wanted to tell everyone how amazing Havasu Falls is. It's definitely a bucket list trip. BUT, you'll see that I post a picture of some horses that are starving in the village of Supai on the way to the falls. We are asking that you please do not use the mules or horses. Please note that the beautiful mules that you see going down belong to a separate entity and they carry mail. The majority of the rest of the animals are horses and they are very hard working and not treated very well. If you wanted to rent a mule or horse, would you consider having your stuff taken down by the helicopter instead? The trail from the top to about a mile down is absolutely treacherous for horses and mules that are tethered so close together and dragged along. PLEASE!!!! We are part of the problem. We need the federal government to step in and make the trail better and for the Supai tribe to keep their animals in better shape. If we don't say anything then nothing changes.
Written October 16, 2023
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Mwlittle
Bellevue, MI80 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Family
Gorgeous views. Enjoyed seeing those, the issue was the conditions we found while there. First, sacred land and your respect for it, is something you are reminded of. I do respect land and did respect the land we were allowed to visit. As a guest , we were not welcomed. Our first encounter came at the main check point where were told “watch where you park, the white man will go through your things “. (Did not happen obtw). The walk down was nice, we found conditions in supai village run down and animals not well cared for, they were in muddy conditions and sun. Houses were run down in subpar conditions. As we continued our hike down, the main bridge was washed out to the falls, this created a 3/4 mile up and down a steep grade because mule service could not cross over the 4x8 plywood boards for a makeshift bridge. The ledge on the other side would not allow for a normal walk way, and required a sideways - you better really watch your step moment. Very unsafe . Let me say again, very unsafe. Same with exploring the lower falls, very unsafe. Worst part, with all of the rebooking due to Covid, campgrounds were WAY over crowded. Finding your piece of the land was difficult and was not relaxing at all. The overcrowding led to the nastiest part of the trip. The restrooms. They have self composting toilets that were solar powered but were not running. The smell and conditions were so bad, that the ammonia smell made eyes water and made you wonder how unsanitary the area was. (Traveler tip, the top facility on the left side has the occupied button broken. We found out the workers there use that one only, and you just need to knock on h the door first. It was the largest and significantly cleaner that all of the other locations). (Tip 2, there are a ton of propane canisters at the bottom, try to use them instead of leaving a full one behind)

The falls were beautiful, the hike was beautiful, but the rest of the experience there is something I no longer desire to endure. Not going back. Not sure it was all worth it…..
Written July 2, 2023
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Annie H
2 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
The area is amazing but I will NEVER EVER go back. I had no idea the tribe abuses it’s horses, beats them, starves them — this is despicable behavior and has been going on for years. How is this allowed!? And all those signs saying don’t take pictures of the starving animals? My heart is sick.
Written May 26, 2023
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saradanita
Denver, CO20 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
I feel like I waited a lifetime for this trip. With Covid and mudslides our permit was delayed 3 years. When our dates came up this year we were pumped.
Sadly, this trip. . . this area has an ugly secret that no one seems to be talking about.
Do not use this service. You are not doing any favors to the souls who are doing the work. The animals are in no shape to carry your bags. They are malnourished, injured and abused. This broke my heart and I do not understand how people can work with these animals everyday and not want to do more for them. You take care of your people, your animals, your surroundings and they will take care of you.
I am a very positive person and I love hiking and being out doors. I want to be grateful for this experience. But if I had known that I would see and experience the things that I did on this trip I would have skipped it. There are other areas of beauty in this world that will not break your heart like this experience broke mine.
Written November 14, 2023
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RRH01
Ramsey, MN421 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Friends
This was an incredible experience to see all the water falls. If you are in poor condition or have physical ailments that make it difficult to walk, this is not for you. The 8 mile walk down is steep for the first 1.5 miles but flattens out after that. The trail is quite rocky so you need to watch your step. We stayed at the lodge and it was nice. It was clean and comfortable. It was expensive but worth it after a long day of hiking. We did the 12 mile round trip hike to see all the falls. The hike after the first falls is very difficult because you have to descend a wall using chains and footholds that are wet. This is not for everyone! The trails are relatively flat after the wall. There are also a couple of sketchy wood ladders that you need to use. You also need to know that on the hike to the additional falls you have to cross the stream three times. There are not any bridges. If you have done the Phantom Ranch hike to the bottom of the Grand Canyon, this is much easier.
Written March 2, 2020
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DesertGrrl
Tucson, AZ63 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2016 • Friends
I visited Havasupai at the end of October 2016. The natural beauty is stunning but the way the animals are treated is heartbreaking. On the way down many mule/horse trains passed us going up the rocky trail.They were sweating profusely despite the relatively mild temps. I cannot imagine what it's like for these poor creatures in the heat of summer. There is NO WATER at the top and they carry heavy packs for 8 -10 miles up this trail. I saw one wrangler making his mules RUN up a portion of the rocky trail. Even more disturbing is what I saw when my group entered the village. Run down houses with trash everywhere. Right off the trail I noticed a very skinny donkey with horribly overgrown/deformed and split hooves. It's companions were very thin as well. Just past the village I saw many other skinny horses, and I was particularly disturbed by an emaciated pony that was in a small corral right off the main trail. This pretty much ruined the trip for me, but the following day I came upon a scene near the campground entrance that REALLY upset me. I saw two very thin and exhausted looking mules with pack saddles on, covered in dry sweat. I took a closer look and saw that one had a large abscessed wound on it's right side. I said to the owner " your animals look kind of skinny. " His response was to giggle and say something ridiculous. Please DO NOT use the pack animals until this tribe improves the condition of these animals.
Written January 27, 2017
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Gekko4321
San Diego, California12 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2011
I am trying to book a trip here for next spring and I am officially bailing on it. The way the tribe has this setup is to maximize fleecing you of your hard earned money, which is not what I imagine people want to experience visiting this beautiful location. They now charge $40 a person to see the falls. Even though I am a seasoned hiker, they tell you one cannot day hike in and has to stay overnight in their motel room and pay $145 + tax. Or campground, which I have no desire to bring that equipment in. There is a helicopter that goes out but they tell you how unreliable it is and it too is quite pricey. The fact they want to charge you double if you decide to stay in an empty room same day tells you the motivation of the tribe. None of this takes into account the horrible reviews on this site of the people, food, housing that is there. So whether I helicopter out or stay in their motel I have to pay over $250 for my wife and I to see these falls?!? That is outrageous! Where is the NPS cause they should be running this American treasure, not the tribe! I feel dirty just trying to book this so I will not. Horrible experience.
Written June 8, 2011
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