This Must Be The Best Hidden Waterfall In The World
The 16-kilometre hike to get there is well worth it.
A helicopter ride over the Grand Canyon may be on the top of many bucket lists, but we’ve found a spot hidden deep within this natural wonder that will make you want to explore it a little closer.
Situated just a few miles uphill from the mighty Colorado River, the Havasu Falls and the surrounding Havasupai trail look like something out of a fairytale. The surrounding red rock opens up to a stunningly blue waterfall that is a temperate and cool escape from the hot desert landscape.
But backpacking to this hidden Garden of Eden is no walk in the park – if you’re up for it, it’s about a 16-kilometre trek in the sweltering Arizona heat.
The moderately difficult trail has little to no escape from the dry and dusty landscape, so pack heaps of water in your day-pack. There’s only a limited number of people allowed at the Havasu Canyon at a time so you’ll need to make a reservation.
Of course if you’re not up for the hiking, helicopter services are also available.
So you’re probably wondering, is that 16-kilometre hike really all worth it? The answer is an emphatic yes. The hardest part about this paradise is definitely not the trek there – it’s knowing you’ll eventually have to leave.
(Lead Image: Fred Rhoades III/Flickr)