Many people ask whether they will see the falls at Havasupai during a Grand Canyon Whitewater raft trip. All of GCW’s Full Canyon and Hike In river trips do pass by the confluence of Havasu Creek and the Colorado River and many do stop and take a small hike. However, the place that Grand Canyon rafters visit along Havasu Creek is different than the Havasu Falls many people hike into from the rim.
On a rafting trip, we typically hike up Havasu Canyon about 20 minutes and enjoy the often baby blue water. The falls that many people know about and that Havasu is famous for are Havasu, Navajo and Mooney Falls. The closest of these falls to the Colorado River is an 8-mile hike one way. These falls are not what you will see on a Grand Canyon rafting trip. That being said, the place we visit in Havasu Canyon is spectacular as well. You’ll just have to plan a separate vacation to hike from the rim into Havasupai Village if you want to see the famous falls.