One of the most hiked trails of the Grand Canyon leads to a magical waterfall. Mooney Falls is the tallest of the Havasupai Reservation waterfalls, plunging approximately 190 feet. The waterfall is funneled through a hole in the upper canyon that creates a single column of Carribean-blue water.
Hikers must journey 10 miles from the Hualapai Hilltop to Havasupai Campgrounds before reaching Mooney Falls’ trailhead – but that’s not the hard part. If you want to get to the bottom of the waterfall, that is a whole new adventure.
Travelers must climb down on the side of a canyon, using installed chains, bolts and ladders. It’s safe to say that this hike is not for people who are afraid of heights.
Mooney Falls is named after James Mooney, who died here while attempting to rescue an injured friend by climbing back to the top with his friend tied onto his back.