Before going to Havasupai, I did a lot of research, and I mean A LOT. I read every blog post I could find and asked questions on the Facebook Group and even got the e-book. But there were still little things that were never mentioned and I would have loved to know in advance.
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5 Things You Didn’t Know About Havasupai
- There is another waterfall that no one talks about. It’s called Hidden Falls and is a little tricky to find, but if you do, you won’t regret it. I spent the day here and wrote letters and watched people cliff jump (which you are not allowed to do, by the way, if caught you will be asked to leave the campsite and village).
- If you hike to Beaver Falls or The Confluence, I recommend wearing convertible pants. One of the most annoying parts about this hike is all the brush which I knew about but did not expect all the tiny cuts all over my legs. I had small razor-like cuts covering my legs for a month after Havasupai. If you are planning to do this hike I recommend wearing pants that can be zipped off for going through the water.
- If it’s windy, your tent will get sandy. The sand at the campsites is so fine that you are going to find it everywhere. My tips to avoid becoming really annoyed with this are to keep your sleeping bag completely zipped during the day and put any electronics and what you will be sleeping in deep in the bag. This way the dusting won’t be as bad to clean up.
- If you can carry a little bit of extra weight, bring a pair of shoes for the campsite. I saw a few people that brought flip flops for evenings and mornings at their campsite and thought it was brilliant! Putting hiking boots on just to go to the bathroom can feel a little daunting after ten miles of hiking.
- You will make amazing friends! This was something I was 100% not expecting. Our camp neighbors ended up becoming a little family for those 4 days. Be open to meeting new people in this beautiful place.
I am still so grateful for the opportunity to see this amazing place and if you get a chance to go, I would love to hear all about it! Click here for a complete guide to Havasupai.