Havasu Canyon

Key information: Havasu Canyon

  • See the sheltered life of the Havasupai Indians, in and among the spectacular rock formations, folds and faults of the hanging Havasu Canyon.
  • Revel in huge views across the vast canyon; enjoy the changing colours and fantastic shapes of the cliffs, buttes and spires.
  • Beautiful day hike beside the creek, with magnificent waterfalls.
  • ANYONE HAVE ANY GOOD PHOTOS? WE'D LOVE TO PUBLISH THEM!

Walkopedia rating

  • Walkopedia rating85
  • Beauty30
  • Natural interest15
  • Human interest10
  • Charisma30
  • Negative points0
  • Total rating85

Vital Statistics

  • Length: Variable
  • Maximum Altitude: 2,590m (North Rim)
  • Level of Difficulty: Variable
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WALK SUMMARY

The Grand Canyon National Park is one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, a World Heritage Site, and geological heaven. It is hard to overpraise the canyon's raw, outlandish shapes and formations: they are justly famous. The sheer size of the Grand Canyon is astounding. Up to 1,830m (over a mile) deep, 450 km long and up to 25 km wide, it is the one against which all other canyons are measured.

The Havasu Canyon is a hanging side canyon to the main spectacle, with trails managed by the local native American community.

 

See our Grand Canyon page for much more on the canyon, and detailed practical information.

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