Mules and Horses Renting

Pack Mule Restrictions

Pack Mules can make your trip to Havasu Falls much easier. They can carry up to 130 pounds. In order to balance the weight evenly, articles must be divided into proportionate sizes, preferably in duffle bags. Only four individual bags are permitted.

Riding Horse Restrictions

In order to ride a horse along the trails, a minimum amount of riding experience is required. Individuals wishing to ride a horse must be able to mount and dismount unassisted.

Additionally, riders must not weigh more than 250 pounds or stand under 4 feet and 7 inches tall. Riders are permitted a small day pack (not a backpack) weighing no more than 20 pounds. Adult riders are allowed to ride with a small child as long as he/she is under 5 years of age and the total weight of adult and child does not exceed 250 pounds.

Individuals with current or pre-existing health conditions should consult with a physician prior to horseback riding


Mule Train Packing Instructions

Bags left for pick-up and delivery by mule train must be tagged individually for identification purposes (make sure the name matches your reserved party name). To facilitate identification, colored camping tags are available.

At the hilltop, bags must be checked in with a tour coordinator to determine weight capacity. Sometimes, the trailer is empty and you may be required to wait. If time exceeds one hour, simply leave your things by the trailer (make sure nothing is overweight so that it doesn’t get left behind). If you want to start early, coordinators should be available as early as 7am, however if this is not the case, leave your baggage with the Night Watch.

Make sure your belongings are securely packed and don’t pack anything fragile. Wear and tear due to the fastening of the mule packs can occur.

If any packs are being picked up from the Campgrounds, leave them at the entrance for pick up.

Luggage Delivery Time

Hilltop to Camp: 1pm- 3pm
Campground to Hilltop: 10am- 12pm

Horse Availability

The horses and mules carrying packs and people are owned by individual tribe members. Therefore, the Camping Enterprise cannot guarantee the availability of pack mules and horses. In order to avoid any inconveniences, make your reservations as early as possible. If horses or mules are still not available after you’ve made a reservation, your money will be refunded.

Horse Arrival and Departure

Leave Hualapai Hilltop at 10:00am
Leave Campgrounds at 7:00am (at 8:00am from November 1 – March 31)
Individuals who choose to bring their own horse must pay a $20 trail fee and provide the horse’s feed.

Have a safe and exciting trip to the Havasupai falls!