Havasu Falls Grand Canyon
Havasu Falls is one of four major waterfalls in Havasu Canyon located on the Havasupai Indian Reservation, west of Grand Canyon National Park. These waterfalls are world famous for their beautiful turquoise color and Havasupai actually means ‘people of the blue green water.’ The Havasupai Tribe is the only group of Native Americans who still live inside Grand Canyon, and their home is one of the most amazing destinations in the world. The waterfalls of Havasupai are one of the Grand Canyon's most unique and amazing destinations.
Many national park visitors do not know about Havasu Falls. The waterfalls of Havasu Canyon rival any tropical paradise in the world, and they are truly an anomaly in the desert southwest. The water from Havasu Creek that spills over these magnificent falls eventually makes its way to the Colorado River. Havasu is world-renowned for the unique color of its water, a captivating blue-green that is the result of high levels of travertine, a type of limestone. Travertine is also responsible for the myriad pools all along the creek and at the base of the falls, which make excellent swimming holes. Read the guide below to learn more.