Havasu Falls - A Picturesque Waterfall Inside the Grand Canyon

Havasu Falls is an amazing waterfall located within the Havasupai Indian Reservation in Grand Canyon National Park. This picturesque waterfall is a hidden gem of the great Grand Canyon. Havasu Falls is possibly the most famous and most visited of all the falls on Havasu Creek. The configuration of the falls is ever-changing and sometimes breaks into two separate chutes of water due to the high mineral content of the water.

The main chute of water drops about 100 feet (30 meter) over a vertical cliff into a large pool of blue-green water. The vibrant blue water contrasts against the striking red rocks of the canyon walls as Havasu Falls plunges into a wide pool of blue-green waters. Havasu Falls is well known throughout the world for the natural pools created by mineralization. Calcium carbonate and magnesium occur naturally in the waters of Havasu Creek. High calcium carbonate concentration in the water creates the vivid blue-green color and forms the natural travertine dams that occur in various places near the falls. And since the creek originates from a spring, the water rarely deviates from 21.1 C year round.

Havasu Falls can be reached in different ways including a 16 kilometer hike that starts at Hualapai Hilltop. Guided tours are also available from the local Havasupai tribe. You'll also find overnight lodges and camping grounds nearby.

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