havasupai falls, arizona.

I've wanted to go to Havasupai Falls in Supai, Arizona for such a long time but we've never found time to go or have been able to get a reservation. Since these falls are on an Indian Reservation, it's really hard to get tickets to enter and there are never any open camping spots. Last week I called the Reservation just for kicks and they had two open spots for the weekend (normally you have to wait 6 months just for an open spot). So we dropped everything and decided to go hiking and camping for the weekend!


We got up early (at 4:40 am) and drove 4 hours to the Hualapai hilltop in Arizona to start the hike. The hike is ten miles to the campground through the Grand Canyon and a little Native American village.
^^Haulapai Hilltop; our smiling faces before we knew what we were getting ourselves into, ha.^^
^^Supai Falls^^
The ten miles were really hard, but it was so rewarding when we reached Supai Falls. This is what we came for! The water is really that blue because of the excessive Lime deposits in the water. I've never seen anything like it.
 ^^We kept hiking for about a 1/4 of a mile and found the perfect camping spot right along the river and in between some trees.^^
^^Home is wherever you pitch your tent.^^
^^We cooked dinner, walked back up to Supai Falls for a bit, then hung out in our tent for the rest of the night.^^

We woke up before everyone else in the campground and started hiking 6 miles further into the Grand Canyon to see two other falls (Mooney and Beaver Falls). 
 ^^Mooney Falls were my favorite. We were the only people there and it felt like it was just us in the entire canyon.^^
^^The hike down to the base of the waterfall was insane. Ladders, a tunnel (?!?) and scrambling on cliffs. (This was on the way back up so there were a lot more people).^^
 ^^The last falls we hiked to were Beaver Falls. We ate lunch by the river, took a million pictures, and swam/skinny dipped. These are the moments where I can hardly contain myself around all of this natural beauty.^^
After lunch we hiked back up to our campsite, packed up our tent, and made our way back up to Hualupai Hilltop. We ended up hiking in the dark with our headlamps and I was totally suffering, but it was so worth it. 

Havasupai, I love you. We'll be back!


  1. Well this is pretty much the most amazing post with the most amazing pictures ever! WOW! AAAAAND - your swimsuit is SO cute! Where did you get it? Not that I could ever wear it, I need a tummy tuck :)

    1. Thanks Paige :) its from Free People. And I know you would look amazing in it you skinny mini!

  2. This looks unbelievable , the colour of *that* water - WOOWWWWW !!

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  3. These places are now added to my list of places to see. These pictures are so beautiful, I'm sure it doesn't do justice though! :)

  4. Ahhhhhh I love this. Having lived in AZ for 24 years and never making it to Havasupai is one of my biggest regrets, so I am living vicariously through you right now.

  5. this looks INCREDIBLE. i want to go there soo badly!!!

  6. You guys are adorable, you give me hope that perfect relationships really do exist. Hope you're enjoying your travels! xx

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  7. So dreamy! Thank you for sharing.

  8. I have always wanted to do this! Looks like a blast. So pretty!

  9. Just found your blog and can't wait to read more! I am loving all your adventures :) where is that bathing suit from? So cute!

    xoxo, kiely

  10. Awesome post, Allison. I have a friend who lives in Arizona, I am going to totally share this with her.

  11. Can you describe the hike from the top of havasu falls to the bottom (first day). Is it just a steep trail, or does it have chains and ladders as well?


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