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The Cultural History of Havasu Falls

The Havauspai Indian Reservation was established in 1919, when the Grand Canyon National Park opened to the public. During its initial founding, the Havasupai Tribe was only given a total of 518 acres of land, that which is 5 miles wide and 12 miles long in a side canyon. Since then, the Havasupai people were able to widen their territory up to 188,077 acres.

Havasupai Reservation is located in Coconino County, Supai, Arizona. It is situated in the southwest corner of the Grand Canyon National Park.

The Havasupai Indian Reservation boasts a vibrant terrain consisting of plateaus, scenic canyon viewpoints, and waterfalls.

On an international scale, the Havasupai is popular as it is considered the home of some of the most beautiful waterfalls in southwest United States (and Grand canyon Helicopter Tour).  The crystal clear blue waters and the spectacular drop of water down the creek are what make Havasupai Indian Reservation a must-see for locals and foreigners alike.

Guests who visit Havasu Falls are advised to follow the simple rules of the Havasupai people. It is best not to destroy tress, plants, and natural rock formations within the reserve. Respecting their natural resources and their place of residence is highly appreciated in Havasu Falls. Visitors are also not allowed to bring in drugs, alcohol, weapons, and pets as these can create imbalance in the peaceful and solemn ambiance in Havasu Falls. Make sure to collect your trash and bring your junk as you leave the reservation.

The quickest and easiest way to Havasul falls is by starting at Highway 66, 6 miles easy of Peach Springs, and onto Indian Route18. This route then leads to a 64-mile road to the starting point is the Havasu Trail- Hualapai Hilltop.

There are many ways on how you can travel to Havasu falls. You can either travel by foot or by horse. However, if you are planning to stay at Havasupai for a few days, be sure to travel alone and bring only bare necessities to make the trip less tiring for you!