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Havasupai Waterfalls

Havasupai Waterfalls

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Havasu Falls

After an exciting day of hiking into the Grand Canyon to Supai the next morning we set out to hike out past Little Navajo Falls and Havasu Falls to Mooney Falls. Mooney falls is the highest of the Havasupai waterfalls plunging 190 feet into a pool of crystal blue water. Mooney falls is named after a prospector who fell to his death at the waterfall in the 1882. Getting to Mooney falls is an adventure in itself as you have to descend through tunnels in the steep cliff and then use a series of chains and ladders to get to the waterfall and the pools below.

Descending the cliff to Mooney Falls

Descending the cliff to Mooney Falls

Once we made our descent we had a great time playing in the pools around the waterfall. The weather was beautiful and the water was again a beautiful crystal blue color. After exploring Mooney Falls we headed back to Havasu Falls and spent some time there enjoying the rest of the day.

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Mooney Falls

The next day we hiked out to Beaver falls. Beaver falls is about 3 miles past Mooney Falls so hiking to Beaver Falls from the Village and back would be about 12 miles. I really enjoyed hiking every day in this beautiful place. After we descended back down Mooney Falls we found the trail to Beaver Falls. We hiked along the water and through “the garden” an area overgrown by grape vines.

The Garden

The Garden

It was so beautiful we made a few water crossings and I walked most of the hike barefoot on the soft red dirt. As we got closer to Beaver falls we again had to climb ladders up the rocks to get there. Hiking in this part of the Grand Canyon is like being in a real life adventure land! We finally made it to Beaver Falls which is a series of smaller cascading water falls. We ate our lunch and hung out in the waterfall pools. Some of my friends jumped from the rock cliffs into the water.

Beaver Falls

Beaver Falls

After spending the afternoon at Beaver Falls we made our trek back stopping again at Mooney and Havasu Falls. It was kind of sad when we started hiking back to the Village. We would be hiking out of the Grand Canyon the next day and knew we would really miss this special place. If you are looking for an amazing adventure and you love hiking and nature this is a trip you should definitely take! The hike out of the Grand Canyon is a bit more tiring as you will need to hike back up the steep switchback trail from which you enter. It was a pretty hot as we hiked the 8 miles back out to the hilltop. Sadly as we approached the Hilltop we witnessed a horse lose its footing and fall from a steep cliff. It was definitely upsetting to see especially because I really love horses. As we passed by the horse was still laying there I hope he ended up being ok. Once we collected our things we hit the road again and stopped in Vegas for one night on the way back to California.

 

 

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