HILLTOP TRAIL HEAD PARKING AREA Camping at the Trail Head Parking area. Can I do it? Sketchy – Not recommended by most. There are way better alternatives. See Campgrounds or Hotels.
CAMPGROUNDS Index This is the best more inexpensive option. One location is just over 1 hours drive to the trail head. Drive it at first light. Be down the switchbacks and nearly to the village before the sun is ever high enough to take you out of canyon wall shadows.
HOTEL Index There are choices a little over 1 hours drive from the trail head. Other options at distances further away. Get a good nights sleep. Enjoy some luxuries before your Havasu Falls trip, after, or both.