Havasu Falls Grand Canyon

The blue-green waterfalls of Havasu Canyon are among Mother Nature's greatest works. Havasu is one of four major waterfalls in the heart of the Havasupai Tribe's homeland. Navajo, Mooney, and Beaver Falls are also located in this beautiful canyon, each with their own unique qualities. Although located within the Grand Canyon, this picturesque desert oasis is not in Grand Canyon National Park, but rather on the Havasupai Reservation.

Havasu Falls offers a variety of year-round adventure for all types of people. Families, experienced hikers, businesses, or students can all find a trip that's right for them. The weather from March through November is best, but winter trips offer the most solitude. Hiking (with mules to carry your gear), and camping at beautiful Havasu Campground is the most popular option. You can also acquire transport via mule or helicopter for an additional fee, and if camping under the stars is not your cup of tea, the Havasupai Lodge is a quick two mile hike from the falls. From professionally guided tours, to going it alone the flexibility of Havasu Fall can suit your needs.

The waterfalls of Havasupai are one of the Grand Canyon's most unique and amazing destinations. Havasu Falls also known as Havasupai Falls is one of several waterfalls in Havasu Canyon and the waterfall that gave the area its name. Located near the campground Havasu Falls is the most visited and photographed, but is only one of several amazing waterfalls in Havasupai Canyon.

From Supai Village deep within the Grand Canyon the first waterfalls you will come to are New Navajo Falls and Fifty Foot Falls. These Havasupai waterfalls show how dynamic the canyon is as they were both formed during a flood in 2008 that changed the canyon and buried Navajo Falls.  Below these waterfalls is Havasu and the campground where backpackers spend the night. For hikers who venture beyond Havasu Falls you will encounter a steep climb that will bring you to the base of Mooney Falls, the tallest waterfall in Havasu Canyon. Below Mooney Falls the trail becomes harder to follow, but the adventurous will be rewarded with fewer people and the beautiful cascades of Beaver Falls. Beaver Falls is the last named waterfall in Havasupai, but Havasu Creek continues on all the way to the Colorado River, a hike that few people undertake.

Many visitors to the Grand Canyon do not know about Havasu Falls, the spectacular series of waterfalls in the western canyon. These waterfalls rival any tropical paradise in the world, and they are truly an anomaly in the desert southwest. The water from Havasu Creek that spills over these magnificent falls eventually makes its way to the Colorado River.  Havasu is world-renowned for the unique color of its water, a captivating blue-green that is the result of high levels of travertine, a type of limestone.  Travertine is also responsible for the myriad pools all along the creek and at the base of the falls, which make for excellent swimming holes.

An adventurous spirit is required for any who embarks upon this journey. Havasu Falls is the indigenous home of the Havasupai Tribe, who have lived here for over 800 years. There are no roads to Supai, and it is the only place in the US where mail is carried by pack mules. You will pass through Supai village on the way to the campground or the lodge.  A once in a lifetime experience is to be had whether you decide to hike into the canyon, ride a mule or fly down in a helicopter. Upon arrival, opportunities abound for hiking, swimming, exploring, and relaxing in the sun.

For more information on Havasu Falls Trip Planning check out the informaiton below on camping, lodging, flights and mules.

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Havasu Canyon is a magical place deep within the Grand Canyon. If the information you’ve read so far peaked your interest you may want to see Havasupai for yourself.

Camping is the most popular way to spend time exploring Havasu Canyon. Most visitors heading to the campground make the 8 mile trip by hiking.

Mules are available for those who don’t want to make the 8 mile hike, or for hikers who would rather not carry their own gear.

Lodging is available in Supai Village about 2 miles from Havasu Falls. The rooms are basic and advanced reservations are highly recommended.

Helicopter Flights are limited, but are available from the rim to Supai Village. Reservations are NOT available and all flights are first come first served.

If you want to find more information on Havasu Falls camping permits and lodging or helicopter flights to Supai Village check out the official website of the Havasupai Tribe.

Want to read more about Havasu Falls, check out an awesome trip description on Havasupai to find out what it’s like to experience its waterfalls first hand. You can also get directions and weather information or just enjoy some great photos and videos on havasu-falls.com.

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