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Why Everyone’s Going Crazy Over This Magical Waterfall in the Grand Canyon

By Luke Abrahams

A hidden treasure in America is giving travellers serious wanderlust…

Deep in the Grand Canyon you’ll find the Havasupai Falls…

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© Colin D. Young / Shutterstock

 

Part of an American Indian Confederacy, Havasupai means ‘people of the blue-green water’ – a pretty apt description when you see the lustrous, natural water colour…

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© Juancat / Shutterstock

 

Related to the Yuman, the Havasupai have from the beginning inhabited the Grand Canyon and its environs.

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© Brendan van Son / Shutterstock

 

While it’s beautiful, the place isn’t easy to get to: think a 10-mile hike and no civilization whatsoever…

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© Lucky-photographer / Shutterstock

 

Once you see the falls however, you’ll see it was totally worth the hike to see the main attraction, Havasu Falls.

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The falls consist of one massive main chute that drops over a 90-foot vertical cliff into a series of beautiful cliff pools.

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© Lucky-photographer / Shutterstock

 

Its Instagram-worthy vivid blue-green waters are the result of calcium carbonates and form the natural travertine dams that occur in various places near the falls.

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Best part is, you can swim and take a dip in this mini paradise yourself!

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