Once immersed in Havasu Canyon, the views are incredible. This is the Grand Canyon you’ve seen pictures of, heard stories about, dreamed you’d see one day. The colors of the rock, red, orange, rust, brown, and pink, contrast against a cobalt blue sky. And that’s just the beginning. The shapes of the canyon walls are equally stunning, and just as diverse. Some rocks balance on tips of other, looking as if they are just about to topple into the canyon. Others are shocking in their smoothness, sloping and curving like the waves of water that may have shaped them years ago. The trail you walk on will be as soft as sand, it’s pink powder will kick up in clouds around your feet. The purple, orange, red, white and pink wildflowers blooms scent the air with sweet desert syrup.
Most of all, you will notice the silence and the wise messages it whispers to you.
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by Ben the Grate
March 25, 2002
The trail is NOT for the inexperienced! You descend a 200 foot cliff on chains at Mooney Falls, and then make more than 20 crossings of Havasu Creek, which is sometimes almost neck deep. At times, the trail is perched on thin ledges high above the turbid waters.
The trail is 16 miles roundtrip and I've heard of people death-hiking this in a day, but I don't recommend it. Take your gear (waterproofed as best you can for the stream crossings) and you can camp anywhere once you reach the sign for the National Park and are no longer on Indian land.
The bummer is that you still have to pay $15 per night for the Havasu Campground even if you don't stay there.
This is a TOUGH hike, kids, so be prepared and be careful!
From journal Havasupai: the OTHER Grand Canyon
Brooklyn, New York
May 16, 2001
From journal Into the Earth