Nine Tips for Hiking Havasu Falls

Havasu Falls sits atop the desirable adventures for many hikers from the first time they see a picture of the aqua blue water cascading down red rock walls into the crystal pool below.

On the hike, you will see Navajo Falls, Havasu Falls, Mooney Falls and Beaver Falls which are some of the most picturesque waterfalls and dramatic scenery found in the Grand Canyon.

There is also Supai Village, a remote Indian village that is only accessible by hiking, horseback, or helicopter. Havasupai is roughly translated to mean, “People of the blue-green water”. The Havasupai people are an Indian tribe who have lived here for at least the last 800 years. If you are lucky enough to obtain a permit and view this magical place, you will understand why they have never left.

The water from Havasupai rises from an spring that has been stored underground for over 30,000 years in limestone caverns. While underground, the water obtains calcium, limestone and magnesium. This causes the water to reflect sunlight and make the water appear amazingly blue.

Hiking the trail to Beaver Falls is like hiking back through time. The canyon has been virtually untouched for thousands of years by man. Nature, when given enough time, can produce some of the most beautiful places you will ever see.

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