Havasupai is a hidden gem, a little oasis at the bottom of the Grand Canyon that makes a beautiful little getaway. It is protected from overcrowding by its remote location, the ten mile hike from the nearest road, and the fact that the land is controlledby the Havasupai Tribe. The camps are minimalist but nice, with clean restrooms and potable water but not a lot of touristy bells-and-whistles, although you can also book a guided excursion that includes seasoned local guides and a delicious picnic lunch.
- Havasupai is four and a half hours away from Phoenix, so it is a very remote location that allows visitors to get away.
- You will be left to a lot of your own devices due to the camping grounds only serving fresh water and clean bathrooms.
- If you would like some assistance while on your trip, feel free to ask a guide to take you on a tour.
“You can’t just show up. The land belongs to the Havasupai Tribe, meaning People of the Blue Green Water. Reservations can be made on their website, but you will have to make reservations well ahead of your trip as they book solid months in advance.”