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Complete Havasu Falls Packing List (2023)

Get ready for your Havasu Falls backpacking trip! Check out our complete Havasu Falls packing list with all of the gear you need for a fun & comfortable adventure .

Havasupai in Arizona is one of my all-time favorite backpacking destinations. I’ve been twice now and both times it was a magical experience; it’s one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever been to.

With turquoise-colored waterfalls, beautiful swimming holes, and nice weather for a good chunk of the year, a trip here feels like a magical vacation. Chances are, if you’re reading this, you’ve landed a golden permit to visit Havasu Falls yourself (and if you don’t have one, see how to get a permit here) — congrats!

To help you plan your unforgettable backpacking trip to Havasupai, I’ve put together this Havasu Falls packing list so you can make the most of your trip.

Find the complete packign list written by Kristen Bor here.


January 31, 2023

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