Havasu Falls Packing List

  • 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
  • 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)
  • 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)