We get all sorts of individuals coming into the shop where I work. Some of them are hardcore backpackers; some are day hikers; and some are just looking for the next upgrade to their gear collection. A fair amount of the people are first time backpackers, often headed down to one of the most popular backpacking trips in the state, Havasupai.
Located North West of the tiny settlement of Peach Springs lies the trailhead to Supai. Backpacking or day hiking into the isolated town of Supai requires advanced permits from the Havasupai tribe. The campground sits a mile hike from town, between Havasupai Falls and Mooney Falls. There are numerous waterfalls and swimming holes in the area that individuals can explore, as well as the opportunity to hike to the confluence with the Colorado if time allows. More information about the hike, permits and restrictions can be found here.
-Extra TP is always wise as a backup. The tribe sometimes has trouble keeping up with the facilities during high use.
-A lightweight pack towel is a nice item to have when the sun dips behind a cloud.
-Sun protection! Don't be a lobster, bring sun block or cover up.
-Extra batteries for your headlamp and other devices. batteries are available in the general store but they are pricey.
-A carabiner and small length rope to hang your pack is ideal. There are multiple intelligent creatures who would love to assist you in consuming your trail mix.
-Everything you bring into the canyon, must be packed out by you. Including your trash.
-Remember to be friendly with the community and respectful of the opportunity.