Where is Havasupai Falls in Arizona

Where is Havasupai Falls in Arizona?

1. Location

Hidden in the Grand Canyon, Havasupai Falls Arizona which is considered as a paradise is a major destination for hikers who want to visit the blue-green waterfalls and enjoy hikes of 8 miles or more. It is useful to notice that Wildland Trekking offers award-winning multi-day hiking/camping tours to get you to the Havasupai Falls.

The Grand Canyon in Arizona

The Havasupai Reservation which consists of plateau country, dissected with deep, scenic canyons characteristic of the Grand Canyon of the Colorado River is located in Coconino County, at the southwest corner of the Grand Canyon National Park. It is 64 miles southwest from Hualapai Hilltop to reach the nearest community to the Reservation called Peach Springs.

The Havasupai Reservation

There are a wide variety of notable geographic features such as "The Great Thumb," "Long Mesa," and "Tenderfoot Mesa" which converge on the Coconino Plateau at the south end of the reservation.

Tenderfoot Mesa

To reach the beautiful Blue Green waterfalls of Havasupai, visitors need to go through the 10-mile journey. The best way to reach Havasupai is from Highway 66, six miles east of Peach Springs, onto Indian Route 18, a 64-mile road to Hualapai Hilltop from which is eight-mile trail either by foot or horse to Supai Village.

2. Destinations

a. Havasupai Waterfalls

The Havasupai Waterfalls are the most magnificent waterfalls in the Grand Canyon which has geologic layers stair-stepping down from the rims to the Colorado River. The steeper sections descend magnificently to the bottom, creating wonderful waterfalls in drainages.

Havasupai Waterfalls

b. Havasu (Cataract) Canyon

Havasu (Cataract) Canyonis internationally known for its blue water and spectacular water falls adorned with travertine columns, shelves and skirts, now are the permanent home of the Havasupai Indian Tribe. The plateau areas have a very diverse terrain, from rolling, gentle slopes, to escarpments of outcrops of the Kaibab Limestone.

Havasu (Cataract) Canyon

c. Grand Canyon

Circling the Grand Canyon is the limestone precipice known as the Red Wall being the tallest, steepest geologic layer. The Havasupai Waterfalls are formed by a series of steep drop-offs as it descends through the Red Wall. Flowing down the canyon is Havasu Creek which arises from a spring with the underground water 's age being estimated to be around 30,000 years!

The Grand Canyon

d. Turquoise Water

The beautiful turquoise color of Havasu Creek, which makes the character of Havasupai, refers to “The people of the blue-green waters. The color of the water is the result of having been stored underground around 30,000 years. During this time, the water leaches out minerals, primarily calcium and magnesium, from the limestone. These minerals saturate the water and reflect sunlight, making the water a turquoise color.

Turquoise Water

3. The Havasupai people (Havasu `Baaja)

A Havasupai_woman

The population for the Havasupai Tribe is around 650.The primary occupation of the residents is packing and working for tribal enterprises (tourism), and the largest employer of the tribal members on the reservation is the Tribe.

The Havasupai people live near the Havasupai Falls in the Supai Village, the people of the blue-green waters, are the traditional guardians of the Grand Canyon as they draw their strength from the sacred land; therefore, visitors are asked to preserve the magnificence of the Havasupai homeland by leaving their liquor, drugs, weapons and pets at home and taking their trash out of the canyon as a way of respecting the inhabitant's natural resources which contribute to their spiritual direction

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