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Dip into a canyon secretSupai, USA

With its endless rugged cliffs and deep red crevices, the Grand Canyon couldn’t be more awe-inspiring – that is until you discover its hidden jewel, Havasu Falls. Nestled in the tribal lands of the Havasupai Indian Reservation, this spring-borne waterfall plunges from a 30-metre-high cliff top into a natural amphitheatre.

Clear blue-green pools glow against the terracotta-stained rock, their luminous colour generated by naturally occurring calcium carbonate and magnesium. Rise early and hike there or, if you’re super keen, take a helicopter. However you get here, this is one gem you want to find.


get there

The hike begins at Hualapai Hilltop Parking Lotand and you’ll need a car to get there. From the car park, follow the track roughly 16 kilometres to reach Havasupai Campground.

Multi-day camping trips to Havasu Falls are available from US$930.

Good fitness is needed, since the hike to the falls is long and tiring.

The Wildland Trekking Company
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The Havasuw ‘Baaja, who live in the Grand Canyon, like to keep the area free of firearms, alcohol, weapons, pets and rubbish.

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