Havasupai Falls, Arizona
Set on the southern side of the Grand Canyon, it’s a 10-mile hike to get to this jewel with blue-green waters and a red, sandy bottom. For many years, young men of the Havasupai tribe jumped as a rite of passage.
Today, adventure seekers take the hike to enjoy the view and jump into the crystal waters with plenty of low-to-mid level cliffs for beginners.
Havasu Falls is famous because of the aqua-blue waterfalls that spill over deep-orange, travertine cliffs in a desert oasis of stunning beauty. There is a stark contrast between the desert landscape of the Havasu Canyon and the rich vegetation by the water.
The hike to the falls is not for the faint of heart, and tribal regulations state that visitors must spend the night in the canyon rather than making it a day trip. So, pack your tent for this one!