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Havasu Falls, Arizona's Unknown Wonder

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Havasu Falls, a natural gem worth a trip

Everyone has at least heard of the Grand Canyon in Arizona. But very few are those who know the chutes d'Havasu. In the heart of Grand Canyon Park, five wonderful waterfalls drop from a height of up to 30 meters to flow into natural pools where the water has a blue-green color.


Spectacular waterfalls in the Havasupai Indian Reservation

Imagine five waterfalls that flow into natural pools with turquoise water. All in the heart of the cliffs of the legendary Grand Canyon in Arizona. This site is part of the Havasupai Indian Reserve, that is, the “people of blue-green waters”. All is said !




These waterfalls are simply magnificent. The community of Havasupai Indians is very much tied to the water and the land. For these people, blue-green water is sacred. It derives its color from the high concentration of calcium carbonate and magnesium.

The red rock of the Grand Canyon and the turquoise of the water form a natural jewel and a mixture of beautiful colors. The swimming pools and natural dams have been formed over time by this limestone which settles on the ground.

How to get to Havasu Falls?

Havasu Falls are worth the trip, but the trip is definitely worth the detour. He is mandatory to spend at least one night on site, in the campsite located in the heart of lush vegetation.

To access the falls, several solutions are available to travelers. You can reach the waterfalls by helicopter but also on horseback or mule. The more adventurous will choose the walk from Peach Springs, the nearest village. The latter is located 16 km from the first falls. This hike is the best way to discover the five waterfalls.





We first admire Navajo Fall which only appeared in 2008 following floods. Then come Beaver Falls, Havasu Falls then Mooney Falls with its 30 meters of waterfall and blue swimming pool. We need to predict between 4 and 7 hours to arrive on this wonderful and unique site in the world.




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