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“Stop on the way to the Falls”

Supai Indian Village
Ranked #6 of 8 things to do in Supai
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Owner description: An Indian village in the Havasu Canyon at the end of the Hualapai Trail.
Casa Grande, Arizona
Level 6 Contributor
133 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“Stop on the way to the Falls”
Reviewed October 2, 2011

As you hike to Havasu Falls Campground the first stop is Supai Village. Stop at the tourist office to register for your stay in the campground. There is a small general store where you can pick up supplies and food items. There is also a cafe but their hours are irregular so don't count on being able to eat there if you are on a tight schedule. This is also where the helicopter pad is so if you choose that means as transportation you will be passing through the village on your way to the falls.

Visited September 2011
3 Thank Linda121
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Phoenix, Arizona
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“The Falls just past the villege are wonderful”
Reviewed July 17, 2011

These waterfalls are difficult to get to unless you pay for the helicopter ride. The siteseeing is amazing and the falls are a force not to be played with. They were all beautiful and fun to get to. The trip out can be long but it is quite an accomplishment when finished.

Visited June 2011
4 Thank papamikeinaz
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Tampa, FL
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Incredible hike and waterfalls. Well worth the long hike”
Reviewed October 4, 2010

The waterfalls are spectacular and worth the hike. When I booked the reservation...with the indian reservation...they said it took 3.5 hours to hike to the village (8 miles) and then another 2 miles to camp. It took us 7.5 hours to get to camp. (some people did it in 4 - 5 hours) This is not a hike for peole who are out of shape. We also drank 4+ liters of water along the way. The hike itself is beautiful and offers shade in a few areas, which is very helpful. The camp is primitive and could use a good cleaning. Since it is a pack in pack out location, you can tell a few people have left their garbage behind. The bathroom facilities are exceptionally nice and clean considering the location. Swimming in the 70 degree water felt great after long days of hiking. This is a spectacular place to visit and camp.

5 Thank leta0131
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Beautiful and Charming”
Reviewed April 8, 2010

We went down to Supai the first week of April. Perfect weather, not too cold, not too hot. It is not recommended to go for a day hike, but everything (lodge and camping) was booked in advance all the way to August. So, we started hiking down at 6:15 AM and arrived to Supai at 9:15AM. Continue walking to Havasu Waterfalls, stay there, had lunch (food that we brought) and then continue to Mooney waterfalls. There is a little climbing up and down to get to Mooney waterfalls. They are both breath taking!! Stayed there for a while and wonder around the area. Then, we went back to Havasu Waterfalls to swim. Around 3:30 PM we returning back. It took us another 3hr . We arrive at the top at 6:20PM. The hike was about 22 miles in one day, I would encourage people to try as long as you have already hike a LOT before. The hike is pretty easy once you are down in the canyon.

4 Thank gzuniga
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Shady Side, MD
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“Beautiful and Unique”
Reviewed July 1, 2007

We went to Supai June 20 -22. The Havasupai Tribal web site is useful for planning a trip here. However, here is some info that was not included.
- Friday morning the cafe was closed because the manager quit. He came back and it opened around noon. In addtion to the cafe, there is a microwave at the General Store. Also a house south of the school sells ice cream and microwave food. Another local sells dinners out of her house 5 pm until it's gone. We saw her flyers posted at the Lodge and the General Store.
- Friday is pay day, so Tribal members want to fly out and they get first priority on the helicopter. My husband was in line at 5:30 am to get on the tourist list to fly out, so we were second on that list. I reached the trail head at 1:30 pm. I think the helicopter carries 5 people per trip. The flight was maybe 5 minutes (better than the 6 hours it took us to hike down.)
- Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters offers a Havasupai Heli-hiking Day Tour where they fly you in and then fly you out 7 hours later (no waiting). The cost is currently $465 per adult.
Please remember this is a hot, remote area. Hiking (especially out) can be dangerous if you do not start early and bring lots of water.
The falls are stunning. The pictures do not show the beautiful color of the water. The village is a unique experience. I would recommend going here at least once.

8 Thank shelllady
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