Beaver Falls is the least visited and most remote of the Havasu Canyon waterfalls. It is comprised of a series of cascades where Beaver Canyon & Havasu Canyon meet.
Getting there is a nice adventure after a day or two enjoying the other waterfalls. Here are the steps to reach Beaver Falls:
- Fill your canteens and water bottles at the campground
- Head down the canyon to Mooney Falls
- Descend the trail to the base of Mooney Falls
- From the pool at Mooney Falls, follow Havasu Creek downstream about 3 miles
- When the path ends with no apparent way to go, it's time to cross the creek. You will do this several times
- You will come to a spot where you have to overcome an 8 foot high wall - usually there is a rope or two in place (test the rope before committing to it) - It's a bit difficult but passable
- Proceed downstream
- Locate a rock chute or kind of a slide to your left (this is the difficult passage to the falls)
- The easier way is continue on the path just before the trail heads north
- River rafters have worn a path here to ledges that are good spots to jump from
- Climb down to the creek and the falls are just upstream
- Swim and enjoy the small pools. This is a fun, secluded spot
Beaver Falls can be an entire day trip from your base camp in Havasu campground. You can also continue on another 3-4 miles to the Colorado River. Be sure to pack enough potable water or at least have a portable water filter.
Often rafting trips will make camp at the conflux of Havasu Creek and the Colorado. (note the stark contrast in water colors) Rafters sometimes make excursions up Havasu Canyon as far as Beaver or Mooney Falls.