A Visit To Havasupai – Gorgeous Scenery and Hearty Hikes

Photo by Meaghan McInerny

by: Meaghan McInerny

Havasu falls is a hidden treasure found in an offshoot of the Grand Canyon. Known for the beautiful waterfalls and gorgeous blue water, you’ll be surrounded by stunning rock formations and picturesque scenery.

On a good day, the water looks like this:

Photo from Flickr user Navin75
Photo from Flickr user Navin75

Sound too good to be true? Well, it is and it isn’t. When heavy rain hits, silt and soil in the run-off make the water look more like this:

Photo by Meaghan McInerny
Photo by Meaghan McInerny

Despite the less-than-picturesque coloring of the water, there’s still plenty to see, explore and marvel over.
Oh, and you have to get there. And back.

If you’re the kind of traveler that won’t go anywhere without monogrammed designer luggage and a first-class upgrade this is NOT the trip for you. There is an option to stay at a lodge (2 miles from all of the good sightseeing), but by and large, most visitors rough it and set up a tent at the campgrounds. That means you’ll have to bring in everything you’ll need, with the exception of drinking water which is available at the campgrounds.

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