Havasupai Falls, Arizona

Postcard: Havasupai Falls, Arizona

The spectacular waterfalls and the isolated community within the Havasupai Indian Reservation attract thousands of visitors each year. Tucked in a hidden valley, the five stunning, spring-fed waterfalls and their inviting azure swimming holes are among Grand Canyon region’s greatest treasures.

  • Havasu Canyon is a sacred land hidden within the southwest corner of the Grand Canyon National Park.
  • To get to the waterfalls is a 10 mile hike in each direction.
  • The hike begins on the Havasupai Indian Reservation, located south of the Colorado River and four hours west of Grand Canyon National Park’s South Rim, off Route 66.
  • Havasupai Falls are a series of waterfalls as the Havasu Creek cascades down the canyon to connect with the Colorado River.
  • The five waterfalls are: Navajo Falls, Fifty Foot Falls, Havasu Falls, Mooney Falls and Beaver Falls.
  • Havasu Falls are the most famous of the waterfalls and are located about 2.4 km from the village of Supai.
  • Havasupai means people of the blue-green waters.
  • The Havasupai people or Havasuw ‘Baaja, an American Indian tribe, are the traditional guardians of the Grand Canyon.
  • Entry to Havasupai Falls is available only with reserving a permit to hike into the canyon. Reservations open on 1st February each year and are usually sold out in advance for the whole year.
  • Your visit requires a minimum 3-night stay at the canyon.
  • Best time to visit is in the Spring or Fall as it’s not too hot and to avoid the largest crowds.

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