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Route Length
118 miles (190 km)
Time to Allow
3 1/2 hour drive


The spectacular waterfalls are in Havasu Canyon, a large tributary on the south side of the Colorado River within the Havasupai Havasupai  Indian Reservation. The water is sacred to the Havasupai (people of the blue-green waters) and is believed t flows not only through the land, but through each tribal member.

The falls are accessible only by helicopter or by hiking down Havasupai Trail. From Havasupai Campground Parking Lot, Hill Top, the trail drops steeply in the canyon 2,000 ft (610 m). It is 8 miles down and another 2 miles to either campground.

For helicopter rides, passengers are served on a first-come, first- served basis and there are priorities in loading passengers.  Tribal members and tribal business are accommodated before seats are made available to tourists and visitors. For more informatio visit

The Havasupai Tribe administers the land and permits must be acquired to enter Supai Canyon. If you arrive without reservations, there is no guarantee of accommodation and fees will be double normal rate. For more reservations and pricing information for Supai Village and the falls at Havasupai, visit


Route Length
118 miles (190 km)
Time to Allow
3 1/2 hour drive

Summer Helicopter Flight Operations (March 15th - October 15th)
Sunday, Monday, Thursday, Friday: ~10am - 1pm**

Winter Helicopter Flight Operations (October 16th - March 14th)
Sunday and Friday only ~10am - 1pm**

*Arrive at the landing area in Supai (between the Tourism office & Cafe) before 1:00pm.  Airwest will stay until all arrivees have been accommodated or until it turns dark. Weather situations, such as excessive winds, may occur where flights are cancelled for a day or a portion of a day.


Click here for entrance, camping and lodging reservation and pricing information.

Click here for helicopter pricing information.


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From Kingman, head east on Route 66 to Indian Rd 18 (about 60 miles). Follow Indian Rd 18 another 60 miles to the Hill Top parking lot. In all, the drive is about 3 1/2 hrs.

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