Words can hardly describe the beauty found in Havasu Canyon: striking turquoise waters, ruddy canyon walls and rich vegetation. One of the most notable sites within the canyon is the water. A limestone lining in the pools reflects the sunlight and sky to create a cool, bright blue color that’s almost unreal.
The turquoise waterfalls of Havasu Canyon are among Mother Nature's greatest works. There are several waterfalls in the heart of the Havasupai Tribe's homeland. Although located within the Grand Canyon, this picturesque desert oasis is not in Grand Canyon National Park, but rather on the Havasupai Reservation.
An offshoot of the Grand Canyon, Havasu Canyon is home to the Havasupai Tribe, and has been for the past 800 years. With water being the especially precious commodity that it is in the desert, the Havasupai consider the source of this river to be a sacred place that is intimately connected with the legend of their origin. Except for flash floods, Cataract Creek is usually a mere trickle until reaches Havasu Springs. There it meets an underground river gushing forth to form the always photogenic Havasu Falls. The waters plunge over Havasu Falls (100 Feet) and Mooney Falls (200 feet) on the way to the Colorado River about 10 miles away from Supai Village.
For the full experience, consider staying at the Havasupai Campground, which is just downstream of Havasu Falls. Or you’ll find indoor lodging at the Havasupai Lodge in Supai.
Through the Havasupai Tribe, you can make arrangements to rent a horse to ride, or a mule to carry your gear while you hike, and reserve lodging in either the lodge, or at a campsite. It’s best to stay at least one night, but with a place this striking, you might want to stay longer and explore the area.
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PO Box 160
Supai, AZ 86435