Havasu Falls is one of the great, not-so-secret spots of the Grand Canyon. Located on the Havasupai Indian reservation adjacent to Grand Canyon National Park, Havasu Falls is truly an oasis in the desert. The turquoise waters attract photographers from all over looking to juxtapose the cool, blue waters against the warm, red canyon. Despite its popularity, these waterfalls are not easy to get to.
A hot, ten mile hike is required to access the falls and the campground is highly regulated and patrolled by the Havasupai Tribe. Getting permits to camp near the falls is very competitive and reservations must be made well in advance. If you are lucky enough to get down there, photographic opportunities will present themselves at every turn.
Here are some Havasu Falls photos that I took on my trip as well as a few other locations in Havasupai that are perfect for pictures. Check out my Instagram (@grantordelheide) and website to see more images of this beautiful area.
Mooney Falls is located a little ways down the canyon from Havasu Falls. Getting to the base requires a bit of a scrambled down the cliff side protected with chains to hold on to. If you aren’t too afraid of heights, the views from the bottom are definitely worth it.