Bad news for hikers who finally snagged a coveted Havasu Falls permit for later this summer or fall — Havasu Falls won’t be opening to tourists in 2022.
The announcement came late last week from the Havasupai Tribal Council. The Tribal Council manages the Havasupai Tribe’s land, which includes Havasu Falls. Access to the falls first closed in March 2020 in light of COVID-19 concerns, and hikers who had permits for 2020 were rescheduled for new dates in 2021. However, in June 2021, the Tribe announced that they were extending the closure until 2022. Hikers who had permits were pushed yet again until 2022.