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Havasu Falls

May 22, 2013 by

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Among the most photographed waterfalls in the world are Havasu Falls and Mooney Falls. They’re simply breathtaking and 100% awe inspiring. They cascade into Havasu Canyon, an offshoot canyon of the Grand Canyon, and bring life to the Havasupai Indians.

There are many ways to catch a glimpse of the falls. The most daunting is to raft the Grand Canyon, and hike into Havasu Canyon. You won’t miss the trail because the convergence of the muddy brown Colorado River with the milky aqua waters of Havasu will stop anyone in their tracks.

You could also opt to hike in from the other end of Havasu Canyon. It’s a 10 mile hike, which can be intimidating to some, but the path is mostly flat and easy to walk on. You can spend the night in the canyon, either in the comforts of the Havasu Lodge ($145/night), just a 30 minute walk from the falls, or at the foot of the falls at the Havasu Campground ($57/night).

If you choose to camp, keep your snacks locked up tight so they’re not snatched away by the harmless ring tailed cats.

Once there, take a dip in the refreshing, seemingly luminescent waters; or for those wanting to stay dry, find a secluded area to sit and enjoy the sounds of the falls and the canyons. Pick up some fry bread from the Indians.  It’s perfect after a long, hot hike in.

If hiking and camping aren’t your thing, you can also enter the canyon on horseback, or book a aerial tour via small plane or helicopter. Visit the Havasupai website for more information and help planning your trip.

 

Photo Source: Tom Check



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  1. Penny W. says:

    How pretty. Sounds like a nice restful place to have a little retreat!


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