Many people have seen the incredible photos of the stunning waterfalls along Havasu Creek, and we are often asked if our river trips go to the falls. None of our trips hike all the way to the official Havasu Falls (or Mooney Falls, or Beaver Falls). However, many of our trips do spend time enjoying the magical blue waters of Havasu Creek. Our lower canyon and full canyon trips usually stop here unless recent rains make it impractical. If you are on our upper canyon trip or our 3 day trip, we will not pass by Havasu Creek at all.
Why don’t we go to the waterfalls?
Although you won’t get to the falls you often see in pictures, you’ll find no shortage of photo ops as we hike and play in this memorable side canyon. If you really want to see the falls, the best way is to hike down from the rim. Permits are becoming incredibly difficult to obtain, so plan well in advance. If you are not sure where to start, check out REI’s tips on visiting Havasu Falls and how the permit system works.