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Grand Canyon - Havasu Falls, waterfalls in the territory of the Havasupai Indians

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Havasu Falls next to the Grand Canyon of the Colorado in Arizona

In you trip along the west coast of the United States, when you go to him Grand Canyon of the Colorado, you have the opportunity to make a hiking excursion through landscapes of canyons and waterfalls of striking colors.

Is about visit the Havasu Falls, a succession of waterfalls located in the reserve of the Indians Havasupai, and for whose excursion it is advisable to dedicate two days.

This territory of Arizona has been historically inhabited by Indians Havasupai, who have lived in it for more than 800 years.


Havasu Falls next to the Grand Canyon of the Colorado in Arizona

What are the Havasupai

While in 1882 the Havasupai they were forced to leave that territory, later, in 1975 they won the long judicial battle for which they recovered their rights to inhabit it again.

This area is actually located south of the Grand Canyon national park, just outside its limits.

And its tourist attraction is found in its landscapes of deep canyons, typical of the foothills of the Grand Canyon, which follow a series of waterfalls and natural pools.

The flashy turquoise blue waters It is the result of its high mineralization, a color that contrasts with the reddish lands that surround them.


Havasu Falls next to the Grand Canyon of the Colorado in Arizona

Where are the Havasu Falls

For go to Havasu Falls you have to go from Seligman, in the Route 66, toward Hualapai Hilltop, where you will leave the car ,.

From there, hiking, riding on the backs of a mule or aboard a helicopter, you will reach the town of Supaiwhere the Indians live Havasupai, and from where you access the waterfall area.

Due to its orographic characteristics, the waterfall area suffers from time to time various modifications due to torrents formed by large storms.

And, precisely, the last changes occurred very recently, in August 2008.


Havasu Falls next to the Grand Canyon of the Colorado in Arizona

How are the Havasu Falls

Currently the waterfall known as Havasu Falls, with a height of 37 meters, still maintaining a large waterfall that falls on the natural pool.

However, known as Navajo Falls, which had a height of 21 meters, after the torrents initially dried and disappeared.

However, later in the same area a new waterfall of different characteristics has been generated, since it has diversified into several streams, which is now known as the New Navajo Falls.

The so-called Mooney falls It is still the highest of the waterfalls in this natural area, with its 64 meters high.

But in addition, after August 2008, a new waterfall has been formed that is initially known as Rock falls.

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