As you journey through the U.S. west coast, as you head towards the Grand Canyon, you have the opportunity to make a walking tour through landscapes of canyons and waterfalls of brightly colored water. I speak of Havasu Falls south of the Grand Canyon in Arizona!
Havasu Falls are a series of waterfalls located on the Havasupai Indian Reservation, and for which trip it is advisable to devote two days. The Arizona Territory has historically been inhabited by the Havasupai Indians, who have lived here for over 800 years. While in 1882 the Havasupai one were forced to leave the territory, subsequently, in 1975 won the long legal battle which regained their rights to inhabit again.
That area is actually located south of Grand Canyon National Park, just outside its boundaries. And its tourist attraction is in its landscape of deep canyons, typical of the foothills of the Grand Canyon, which occur a series of waterfalls and natural pools of turquoise water, the result of its high mineral content, this color contrasting red lands that surround them.
To go to Havasu Falls, is to go from Seligman on Route 66, to Hualapai Hilltop, where the car will stop and from there, walking, riding a mule or by helicopter to the village of Supai, home to the Havasupai Indians, and from where you join the falls area.
For orographic features, the area of the falls from time to time undergoes various changes due to the torrents formed by major storms. And, in fact, the most recent changes occurred very recently, in August 2008.
Currently (2010), Havasu Falls, with a height of 37 meters, still maintaining a large waterfall that falls on the natural pool. However, the waterfall known as Navajo, which had a height of 21 meters, after initially streams dried up and disappeared. However, later in the same area created new waterfall different characteristics, it has diversified into several streams, which is now known as the New Cataract Navajo.
The so-called Mooney Falls, remains the highest waterfalls in this natural area, with its 64 meters high. But in addition, in August 2008, has formed a new waterfall that is initially known as Rock Falls.
Since access to Havasu Canyon is limited to a number of people every day, it is necessary to advance to the Supai Tourist Office to register and pay the entrance fee. Registration also can do at the motel or camping if you go to sleep there
From Hualapai Hilltop, you can also make the trip to Supai on a horse or mule, which will cost $ 120 round trip to Supai, or $ 187 with camping.
The only way to make the trip in one day is to hire a helicopter service in the 10 hours to 13 hours. The price (2010) is $ 80 per person.