Hiking the Havasupai Falls in Arizona
When visiting the Grand Canyon National Park, don’t forget to go on a hike to the Havasupai Waterfalls. Its unmatched beauty is reason enough to do, but there’s more to discover along the trail to the Havasupai Falls than meets the eye.
As one of the most popular packages offered by the team at Discovery Treks, you might be wondering what type of sights and experiences you’ll encounter along the way, so we’ve gathered some information for you.
Here’s what to expect on your Havasupai Waterfalls hiking tour:
History of the Falls & its People
For nearly a millennium the area containing Havasupai Creek and its waterfalls have been inhabited by their tribal namesake, the Havasupai people. Considered one of the most remote reservations in the country, the Havasupai Indian Reservation is situated at the foot of the falls. The name of the tribe is a combination of the words “havasu,” meaning blue-green water and “pai,” which means people.
The falls, whose bright green color is caused by a high concentration of calcium carbonate, rest in the heart of the Grand Canyon. Their appearance has changed many times over the years as flash floods (duplicated words – remove –>) as flash floods have re-sculpted the landscape and re-routed the flow of water.
What to Expect on Your Tour
It takes approximately four to six hours for most Havasupai Waterfalls hiking tours to reach the reservation at the foot of the falls. Along the way, you’ll be able to take in the unique flora and fauna of the area, as well as witness some of the most beautiful landscapes in the world. A local tour guide will be aware of all the best views and hidden hotspots.
As you follow Havasupai Creek on your way to the falls, you’ll also learn about the culture and traditions of the Havasupai people, giving you a sense of how they’ve lived on the land for the past 800 years.
What Guests Need to Get There
Because you’ll need the proper backpacking gear and trail knowledge, many find it’s often easiest to visit the Havasupai Waterfalls with a tour group. In addition to all the backpacking and camping equipment, there are permits and fees to consider, as well as transportation to and from the trailhead.
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