This is the Index of FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions), “Things to Expect”
Some Pages will have multiple Index links pointing to them. That is to accommodate people that may have multiple idea’s of what key words or phrases they might choose to search by.
Be aware this information is subject to change and may not be current. Especially with impacts of Covid in 2020 and continuing into 2021. Please confirm any trip information through an official tribal source. Most info found indexed through this specific webpage is pre-Covid. (2019 or prior)
ADDRESS-HILLTOP TRAIL HEAD PARKING GPS or Driving Map Apps
ALCOHOL All forms Prohibited -See Rules
ALTITUDES What is the elevation at key points?
BACKPACKING COLD WEATHER considerations
BACKPACKING SOLO Not Recommended
BACKPACKS – PACKS Compares & Info on weight
BACKPACKS – PACKS – Weight & Total Carry Weight recommendations
BASICS – OVERVIEW What it all about?
BATHING IN THE STREAM A big No No
BLISTERS ON YOUR FEET Prevent them before they happen
BURIAL GROUNDS Sacred – Off limits – No photos either – See Rules
BURRO’S See Pack Animals
CAFE Supai Village
CAMP THE NIGHT BEFORE reaching the trail head
CAMPER/TOURIST CHECK-IN OFFICE SUPAI village
CAMPFIRES Not Allowed – See RULES
CAMPGROUND CAMPFIRES Prohibited – See Rules
CAMPGROUNDS Tribal Havasu Falls area.
CAMPGROUNDS Non Tribal Commercial In the area, not Supai
CAMPGROUND PESTS AND CRITTERS Protect your food and gear
CAMPGROUND FRY BREAD A special treat when they are open
CAMPGROUND PIT TOILETS No Showers – No Electric – No Lights
CAMPGROUND RESERVATIONS Havasu Falls – Tel Numbers & Info
CAMPGROUND SPRING (DRINKING WATER) Fern Spring
CAMPGROUND THEFT Of personal property
CAMPING -TRAIL HEAD PARKING LOT Can I Camp there? Other info.
CANCEL CAMPING RESERVATIONS How to
CARRY WEIGHT TOTAL – PACK WEIGHT
CAVE (Hidden Cave) Underwater access – Fun or Hazard?
CHAINS Mooney Falls Trail -Real Scary to some!
CLIFF DIVING & JUMPING Including Feet First – Not Allowed: See Rules
COLD WEATHER Backpacking considerations
COLORADO RIVER There is a trail to it
COOKING – Gear and Hints
CONDITIONING Getting into shape
CONFLUENCE of the Colorado River and Havasu Creek
COSTS to enter the area -Fees Index
CRITTERS – Wildlife Index
CRITTER PROTECTION – Safeguard your food -Ratsacks
DAY HIKES You are not allowed to hike down without reservations
DISTANCES OF HIKES To the Village, Campground, Falls, Confluence
DOGS & PETS Can I take mine on the trip?
DONKEY’S See Pack Animals
DRINKING WATER Sources – Filtering?
DRIVE TO THE TRAIL HEAD How do I get there?
DRONES Not Allowed – Confiscated – $1000 fine
ELEVATIONS What is the altitude of key points?
EMERGENCY INFORMATION CARD
EMERGENCY TRANSPORTATION See Safety – Emergency
FERN SPRING Drinking water In the Campgrounds Need to Filter?
FEE’S TO ACCESS THE AREA – Fees Index
FILTERING WATER Do I need to filter my drinking & cooking water?
FINES $1000 For Littering, Alcohol, Cliff Diving, Drones -See Rules
FIRES – CAMPFIRES Not Allowed See RULES
FLASH FLOOD CONCERNS Safety Emergency Camp Smart
FLY IN/OUT Helicopter Prices – Info – They don’t fly every day!
FOOD – PROTECTION FROM CRITTERS Protect your food and gear
FOOD – ZIP LOCK BAG COOKING Lighten your pack
FOOD – Foods or Food Prep to lighten your pack
FOOTWEAR & FOOT CARE Recommendations from experts
FOOTWEAR Popular Brands
FRY BREAD In the campground area
FUEL FOR VEHICLES – Gas Stations in the area
GAS STATIONS – Fuel in the area
GEAR AND WHAT DO I NEED What to plan for. GEAR LISTS
GEAR – COOKING Hints and Techniques
GEAR DROP AT THE CAMPGROUND for Pack Animal Transport
GEAR DROP AT THE LODGE for Pack Animal Transport
GEAR DROP AT THE TRAIL HEAD for Pack Animal Transport
GETTING TO VILLAGE, CAMPGROUND, LODGE From the Trail Head
GETTING TO THE TRAIL HEAD GPS – Map system address to enter
GRAND CANYON CAVERNS CAMPGROUND & INN 60 miles from trail head
GREEN ROOM Hazard you should be aware of
GROOVERS Pack out Human Waste – WAG Bags
GUIDED GROUPS – TOUR GROUPS – ORGANIZATIONS
GUNS / WEAPONS Prohibited – See Rules
HACKBERRY, AZ A point of interest on the road trip to the trail head
HAVASU FALLS AREA – SUPAI What is it? Where is it? Why go?
HEAT STROKE Safety Emergency Camp Smart
HELICOPTER PAD at the TRAIL HEAD
HELICOPTER PAD in the VILLAGE SUPAI
HELICOPTER SERVICE Prices – Info – They don’t fly every day!
HIKE – The Hike Difficulty or Rating level
HIKING HOURS How early or late can I start
HIKING TIME or DISTANCE
HILLTOP PARKING – TRAIL HEAD
HIDDEN CAVE Under Water access – Fun or Hazard?
HIDDEN FALLS Waterfalls
HISTORY Basic general history
HORSES See Pack Animals
HOTELS in the area before the trail head
HOW DO I GET THERE? Info and Links to Google Maps – GPS/address
HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE for me to hike it?
HYPOTHERMIA It gets cold – Wet and Cold
IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY CARD
LADDERS Mooney Falls Trail – Scary!
LADDERS Index – Palm Tree near Beaver Falls – Beaver – Mooney
LANDING PADS Helicopter
LEAVE NO TRACE You Pack it in – You pack it out – waste & garbage
LODGE RESERVATIONS & INFO Village of Supai – Tel Nbrs & Costs
LODGING Outside the Tribal land – Nearest to Hilltop Trail Head
LODGING THE NIGHT BEFORE The Trail Head
MAIL DELIVERY Full Service – Delivery by Pack Animal
MAPS Trail and Car Mileage
MOON CHARTS Moon Rise – Moon Set – Full Moon
MOONEY FALLS Tunnels – Chains – Ladder Trail (The only way down)
MOSQUITOES – Wildlife Index
MULES See Pack Animals
NIGHT HIKING Not Allowed – See Rules – See allowable hours
ODD or UNEXPLAINED
OFF LIMITS Some areas are – See Rules
ONE DAY HIKES Not allowed
ORGANIZATIONS – GUIDED GROUPS – TOUR GROUPS
OTHER POINTS OF INTEREST
OVERVIEW – BASICS What’s it all about? – Basics -Overview
PACK ANIMALS Prices – Pack specs – How many – Arrangements
PACK ANIMALS Theft of personal property
PACK IT IN PACK IT OUT – Leave No Trace
PACKS – BACKPACKS Compares & Information
PACK WEIGHT – TOTAL CARRY WEIGHT
PALM TREE Landmark on Trail to Beaver Falls
PARKING LOT TRAIL HEAD
PETS & DOGS Can I take mine on the trip?
PIT TOILETS – Pack it out – “WAG Bags” – “Groovers”
POINTS OF INTERESTOther points of interest – Supai & Falls area
POINTS OF INTEREST During Road Trip getting to Trail Head Parking
POSTMARK Unique – Last Delivery location by Pack Animal
POSTOFFICE in Supai village
PREPARE FOR YOUR TRIP Gear & Body
RIVERS & STREAMS
RESERVATIONS General Information – Access/Campground/Lodge
RESERVATION – CANCEL YOUR CAMPING RESERVATIONS
RULES AND NO NO’s There are laws, rules, and fines
SAFETY EMERGENCY- CAMP SMART
SCORPIONS – CRITTERS – WILDLIFE Index There are scorpions
SHOWERS Lodge only – none for campers/backpackers
SINYELLA STORE south edge of village
SINGLE DAY HIKES Not allowed
SLEEP BEFORE THE HIKE – Where can I sleep?
SNAKES – Wildlife Index
SNOW – It does happen!
SOCKS – Important footwear choice
SOLO BACKPACKING Not Recommended
STORE – MAIN STORE in center of village
STORE – SINYELLA south edge of village
STORES In the village of Supai – Food – Snacks – Water
STREAMS & RIVERS Supai area
STREAM BATHING A big No NO
SUNRISE SUNSET CALCULATOR See SUNRISE SUNSET DAYLIGHT HOURS
SUPAI – HAVASU FALLS AREA Why should I go?
SUPAI TRAIL– How do I get to Supai?
SUPAI VILLAGE Camper/Tourist Office-Cafe-Store-Post Office-Lodge
SUPAI SMALL STORE South edge of village – Drinks – Snacks
SUPAI VILLAGE STORE The main store center of village
SUPAI VILLAGE POST OFFICE Full service+Mail Drop
SUPAI VILLAGE CAFE Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner.
SWITCHBACKS – A section of the trail
TEMPERATURES AND WEATHER for Supai, AZ
THEFT OF PERSONAL PROPERTY Vehicle- Out of gear-Campsite
TRAIL INFORMATION Things to expect – conditions – maps
TRAIL HEAD PARKING LOT
TRAIL HEAD CAMPING Sketchy Choice – Some tough it out here
TRAIL SWITCHBACKS A section of the trail
TARANTULAS – CRITTERS -WILDLIFE They have them
TOENAILS Trim them or pay the price in pain
TOILETS – Pit Toilets – Human Waste – “Groovers”
TOTAL CARRY WEIGHT – PACK WEIGHT
TOUR GROUPS – GUIDED GROUPS – ORGANIZATIONS
TOURIST – CAMPER CHECK-IN OFFICE in village of Supai
TUNNELS Mooney Falls Trail
UNEXPLAINED Things you may see
VALUABLES -THEFT Personal Property Security
VILLAGE -SUPAI Camper/Tourist Office-Cafe-Lodge
WAG BAGS – Human Waste – Groovers
WATER FILTERS Do I need one?
WATER SHOES You need to take a pair on this trip
WATER SOURCES – DRINKING Trail-Village-Campground-Filter?
WATER STREAMS SWIMMING
WEAPONS /GUNS Prohibited – See Rules
WEATHER What to Expect + App for local weather
WEATHER – COLD WEATHER BACKPACKING considerations
WHERE CAN I SLEEP BEFORE HIKING IN? Hotels – Campgrounds
WILDLIFE & CRITTERS -Wildlife
WINTER CONDITIONS – Cautions & Images of snow
ZIP LOCK BAG COOKING Reduce pack weight and clean-up
50 FOOT FALLS