Havasupai is a sovereign Native American nation with its own rules, customs, laws, and way of life - please be respectful of the land, the people, and your fellow visitors. The Havasupai Reservation is federal trust land. Trespassing is a violation of both Tribal and Federal Law, and is punishable thereunder both civilly and criminally. Entrance upon the Reservation constitutes consent to the civil jurisdiction of the Havasupai Tribe. If you bring something onto Havasupai lands, you are responsible for also bringing it back off of Havasupai lands - do NOT leave anything behind. The following are NOT permitted: alcohol, drugs, drones, amplified music, littering, nudity, jumping, diving, climbing, fishing, hunting, horses, dogs, animals, carts, bikes, vehicles, fireworks, firearms, weapons, boats, rafts, kayaks, inner tubes, pool floats, pool toys, styrofoam, water guns, night hiking, taking photos of Havasupai people or property, wood burning campfires (but gas canister backpacking cooking stoves are permitted), and anything else that may be hazardous or discourteous. Violations may be subject to fines and/or imprisonment under Havasupai, Arizona, and/or U.S. Federal law. Possession, distribution, or consumption of alcohol anywhere within the boundaries of the Havasupai Reservation (which also includes the Hilltop trailhead parking area) is a Tribal and Federal crime, punishable by up to one year of imprisonment. 18 U.S.C. Â§Â§ 1154 and 1156. You are responsible for the conduct and actions of everyone on your reservation. To decrease your personal liability, be sure that everyone on your reservation sets up their own free account here on HavasupaiReservations.com so that they will also be able to read and agree to all of this. Note that this document may be updated at any time - and all visitors are responsible for updating themselves prior to their visit. You affirm that you accept and agree to all Havasupai rules, laws, regulations, and official orders, and release the Havasupai Tribe and its people, employees, and contractors from any and all liability.
Visitors should be alert at all times throughout their visit and carry plenty of water, especially during summer when temperatures can soar to well over 100 degrees Fahrenheit (38 degrees Celsius). Please also be prepared for the summer Monsoon season (June 15 through September 30) when there is an increased chance of rain and flash flooding. If you hear or see flood waters approaching, or if you are caught in a rain storm, climb to high ground immediately and wait until it clears.
There are no public health facilities in the village. In the event of an injury, it may take many hours to get treatment or be transported out of the canyon. Trained emergency rescue teams are not available in the village. In case of an emergency, helicopter transportation is necessary and the financial cost will be high and family members will not be taken with the patient but will need to find their own way out of the canyon. The cost of evacuation is solely the responsibility of the injured party. Trip/travel insurance is thus highly recommended.
Although not anticipated or likely, circumstances may arise that result in the closure of the Havasupai Indian Reservation to tourists. The Havasupai Tribal Tourism Department will do its best to post closures on its websites (theofficialhavasupaitribe.com) as promptly as possible. The Havasupai Tribal Tourism Department will also attempt to reschedule the reservations originally scheduled during times of closure. However, due to the high demand for reservations, the Havasupai Tribal Tourism Department cannot guarantee that all reservations will be rescheduled to desired dates. If such closures occur that result in the cancellation of reservations, the Havasupai Tribe will not be responsible for any expenses related to a planned trip to Supai, including but not limited to, required fees paid to the Havasupai Tribal Tourism Department, transportation costs, clothing, equipment, medical expenses, hotel reservations, food, etc.
The above is just an overview of some of the possible issues and challenges of visiting Havasupai and Havasu Falls. Please come prepared, stay safe, and enjoy your visit!