Havasu Falls Packing List

YEAR ROUND CLOTHING
  • Sturdy hiking shoes or boots: mid-weight, lug-soled, and ideally well broken in. Important note: Buy your boots ½ to one-size larger than your street shoes to allow for feet swelling and thicker socks (A)
  • Brimmed sunhat and bandana (A)
  • Rain shell, waterproof/breathable jacket (A)
  • Warm top, such as a long-sleeved sweater or fleece jacket (A)
  • One or two cotton shirts (may be long-sleeved) for protection from the sun, light colors are nice because they’re cooler than dark colors (A)
  • Long pants, one pair of leggings or lightweight trousers to block sun and give warmth at night (A)
  • Shorts, one pair, nylon is nice for light weight and to substitute as a bathing suit (A)
  • Underwear (A)
  • Supportive sport sandals or water shoes like Chacos® or Keens® for walking in and out of the creek. Absolutely no flip-flops please. (A)
  • Hiking socks, one pair for every two days of your trip. Recommended brands include Bridgedale®, Smartwool®, or similar padded socks (wearing a thin liner sock under your hiking socks is highly recommended). No cotton socks!! (A)
  • Swimsuit
  • On Havasupai Premier Only: a duffel bag or small backpack with extra hiking clothes and casual clothes for our final evening and day at the South Rim of the Grand Canyon
ADDITIONAL CLOTHING OCTOBER TO APRIL
  • Warm hat and gloves (A)
  • Long underwear, one pair of wicking tops and bottoms that are lightweight to midweight, example wicking materials include capilene, polypropylene, etc. (A)
  • Additional fleece jacket or insulated coat, warm, lightweight and packable fleece jacket or coat insulated with synthetic material (A)
  • Rain pants, waterproof/breathable pant (A)
GEAR
  • Water bottles or bladder (3 liters total capacity) (A)
  • Lightweight, quick-drying camp towel for drying off after swimming (A)
  • Contact lenses and glasses if you wear contact lenses please also bring a pair of glasses – your contacts are likely to become dirty and may be difficult to clean
  • Light stuff sack or duffel bag (A)
  • Sunglasses, sunscreen (30+ SPF), lip balm (A)
  • Headlamp, spare batteries (preferably an L.E.D. type that works with AA or AAA batteries) (A)
  • Toiletries, and a small washcloth in stuff sack (bandana can serve as a washcloth) (A)
  • Vitamins (optional)
  • Notebook, drawing supplies, or paperback book (optional)
  • Camera, spare batteries (optional)
  • Prescription medicine (please inform trip leader of any medications you are taking)
  • Knee braces, if needed
  • Money, for tipping your guide (generally 10-20% of trip cost based on your experience)
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