World's Best Hikes: Mooney Falls, AZ

A guide's guide to her 10 favorite hikes on Earth

Adventure guide Kasey Austin has been in the business since she was six and has traveled extensively in Europe and the Americas. She leads tours of Yellowstone and Alaska for Austin-Lehman Adventures in Montana. Kasey picked 10 of her favorite hikes in the U.S. and worldwide.

Grand Canyon's Mooney Falls, Havasupai Reservation, Arizona
Descend through caves, down ladders, and along anchored chains in the rock face as you wind your way down the shoulder of a cliff with views of a spectacular 200-foot waterfall. The clear blue-green pools below and contrasting red rock walls of the canyon beckon you down further as you weave in and out of view of Mooney Falls on your descent. Upon reaching the base, a hike further down-canyon brings deeper pools, creek crossings, and tangles of green grape vines. Be sure to look upriver, as the view constantly changes behind you, begging for photos to be taken from every angle.

6 miles, round-trip from Supai Village


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