Hiking approx. 5 miles roundtrip from Havasupai Lodge to Mooney Falls; about 7 hours in the field; established trails; roughly 400 feet in elevation loss and gain.
In the Havasupai Lodge courtyard, staff will prepare and serve breakfast selections, plus coffee, tea, hot chocolate, water. We’ll then make our own sack lunches from a variety of lunch offerings put out by the staff, including sandwich materials, fruit, and other snacks.
After breakfast, we’ll set out for an all-day hiking trip along Havasu Creek to the world-famous, photogenic Havasupai waterfalls. This is the reward for all our effort! Revel in the deep blue green water of Havasu Falls as it drops 100 feet to sculpted travertine pools below. Mooney Falls, the highest at nearly 200 feet, is equally stunning and dramatic. Our Group Leader, well-versed in the local flora and fauna and natural history of the area, will share interesting commentary. While here, we’ll go on side trips to other area features and enjoy some time for independent exploration of the village of Supai.
Sack lunches along the trail.
After lunch your hike leader will offer an excursion to the base of Mooney Falls. This GUIDED activity entails negotiating a series of uneven steps (rock footholds) with chains for handholds. The steps lead to a series of large wooden ladders and the base of the falls and return. Other available activities include lingering and relaxing at Havasu Falls or the newly formed Little Navajo Falls. Relax, take photos and leisurely return to the village and Havasupai Lodge in late afternoon.
Havasupai Cafe plated dinner.
Then we’ll gather in the lobby of the lodge for a talk given by a Havasupai tribal member who will share their knowledge and stories with us. Be sure to prepare for check-out, the hike back to Hualapai Hilltop, and transfer back to the inn tomorrow.