5 Photos of the Havasupai's Grandest Waterfalls

A peek at the most magnificent of waterfalls in the Grand Canyon; they are calling your name!

By: Jeremy Meek + Save to a List

Almost everyone has heard of the famous Havasu Falls and seen photos of its magical waters that appear as if they have been Photoshopped (not needed!). However, Havasu Falls is just the tip of the iceberg, as it is one of five grand waterfalls in the vicinity of the Havasu Creek Campground (listed below in the order of downstream flow). Be sure to see them all when you visit! More details on making a trip to the Havasupai Reservation's Campground can be found here

Before your adventure to Havasu Falls, be sure to read this story and think twice before using pack horses. Please explore these falls responsibly. 

Upper Navajo Falls

Upper Navajo Falls is a relatively new arrival to the scene, with this form of the falls being created following a major flash flood in 2008. The vantage point shown in the below photo of the falls is only available via the West Mesa Trail (be safe if you go on that trail!).

Lower Navajo Falls

Lower Navajo Falls is immediately downstream of Upper Navajo Falls - you can see both of them in the same jaunt! Many people like to cliff jump from Lower Navajo Falls, though the Havasupai Tribe forbids cliff jumping.

Havasu Falls

Here is Havasu Falls, the widest known of the waterfalls, captured from a unique perspective downstream at one of the many swimming holes. 

Mooney Falls

Mooney Falls is tallest of all the waterfalls in the area and certainly the most adventurous to reach the base of (you will be hiking through old mining access routes cut into the face of the canyon wall!).

Beaver Falls

Beaver Falls is the longest stretch of cascading waterfalls and swimming holes at any point along Havasu Creek; it makes for quite the natural water park! It can get busy down at Beaver Falls, and rightly so; it is a great place to have fun in the water! The journey to Beaver Falls is a lot of fun, too!

We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on. Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

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