Havasupai, the Gem of the Grand Canyon

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Where is Havasupai, and what makes it so special?

Havasupai, the Gem of the Grand Canyon

One of the most breathtaking spots in the Grand Canyon is located outside the boundaries of the national park in the tiny village of Supai on Havasupai Indian tribal lands. The trip to Supai isn't easy, but once you get there, the vivid turquoise pools and rushing waterfalls are worth the effort.

Supai is a rustic village located in Havasu Canyon near the Colorado River at the bottom of the Grand Canyon, about 3 to 4 hours west of Flagstaff. The only ways to reach it are by mule, hiking, rafting, or by helicopter. The hike is rigorous, and you must bring all your own gear if you plan to camp in the very rustic campground.

There is also lodging available in Supai at The Lodge, which is a modest hotel operated by the tribe. There's a small café and general store in the village too, and that's about it.

What visitors come for are the magnificent waterfalls and pools located in Havasu Canyon. Supai is legendary for these waterfalls, and the secluded village offers just the right atmosphere to enjoy these spectacular natural wonders.



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