An RV Adventure at Havasu Falls

Havasu Falls

Havasu Falls

Traveling to Arizona and the Grand Canyon area is quite a treat for any vacationer, but there is no comparison to the unique experience you can have during an RV trip to the Havasupai Indian Reservation and all the fun to be had here. The sights and sounds of this Arizona wonderland are enough to inspire anyone.

The main attraction is Havasu Falls, its picture pasted in publications around the world and on television and beyond. The water is a vibrant blue, a blue you will see nowhere else. With the reds of the canyon walls and the soft blue skies, the entire combination of colors in this natural palette is relaxing and refreshing. A short hike and you can personally witness this beautiful sight, even becoming a part of the landscape by swimming in the pools available in the flowing streams.

RV campgrounds on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon are the closest RV parks to Havasu Falls and give you the opportunity to enjoy this wonder of the world as well on your vacation. You can camp in Mather Campground or Trailer Village in Grand Canyon Village. Each one offers wonderful amenities. It is a three hour drive to Havasu Falls.

Once you make the trip to the falls, you will find it is well worth the drive. The magnesium in the water is what makes it the lovely blue you see, and the water is always about 70 degrees, no matter the time of year. The falls itself was created by a huge flash flood in 1910, which cut a channel that allowed this cascade of water to amaze visitors.

Another waterfall in the area is Mooney Falls which is the tallest of falls in this area. It cascades more than 190 feet into a lovely blue pool. You reach this falls by hiking along a steep trail. You will even hike through some tunnels above the canyon floor. Ladders provide ways to scale the cliffs and you should be prepared for this climb and be ready to feel the spray from the falls.

If you love hiking, you will love Havasupai. In the summer months it gets really hot and you should be ready for monsoons striking in July and August. This region has such unique scenery and gives you the opportunity to feel you are back in time and living how the Indians did so long ago. It is an experience not to pass up.

Another sight you will want to see is the Skywalk. This attraction is managed by the Hualapai Tribe and on tribal lands, not inside Grand Canyon National Park. This projection over the canyon rim has a glass floor so you can get views like no place else. If you don’t suffer from vertigo, you will not want to miss this exciting attraction.

Yes, a trip to Havasu Falls is one amazing venture, and one you will remember for a long time to come. Heading home is almost a disappointment, but you can bolster your morale by realizing you can always come back another time.

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Picture credits: The picture of Havasu Falls is from the Wikimedia Commons. It is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.

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3 Responses to An RV Adventure at Havasu Falls

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  2. Amy Baker says:

    Can you leave your trailer/RV at the parking lot?

  3. Monty says:

    Hi Amy,

    Here are some phone numbers to the camping office. They should be able to help you or direct you to the right place.
    Camping Office: httourism0@havasupai-nsn.gov
    (928) 448-2180 – (928) 448-2121 – (928) 448-2141 (928) 448-2237

    Hope this helps!
    Monty

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