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Address: Supai, AZ
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This waterfall in the Grand Canyon towers higher than the Niagara Falls.

This waterfall in the Grand Canyon towers higher than the Niagara Falls.

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Worth the rock/bar climb down

I actually thought this waterfall was prettier than Havasu. I'm not quite comfortable with heights so it took me a very long time to climb down as I think ppl below were waiting... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Ateleob84
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Avila Beach, California
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Avila Beach, California
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10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I actually thought this waterfall was prettier than Havasu. I'm not quite comfortable with heights so it took me a very long time to climb down as I think ppl below were waiting to watch me just in case. The iron bar/ rock climb down is a bit intimidating as the rocks are wet from the water blowing off waterfall.... More 

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1 Thank Ateleob84
Montreal, Canada
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28 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

The fall is amazing! But if you want to go down the fall, brace yourself. You have to go through 2 tunels not too long but narrow after there's some kind of stairs with metal chains to hold on to 😧 After the wet ladders ! I am 57 in good physical shape but don't like height, it was a... More 

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2 Thank sylvie b
Methven, New Zealand
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27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

We were told before heading to Mooney Falls that we would be physically able to climb down and up, but that it would definitely push us outside our comfort zone.... and that was very true. But once down, it was worth every step.

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1 Thank Monksontour
california
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6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

These falls are just wonderful. The walk is worth it and bring a lunch and have a great picnic. Its just a wonderful place to spend the afternoon before heading off to the next one.

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Thank jeellis
Wolcottville, Indiana
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10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

The climb down the side of the mountain to get to the base of this waterfall was completely worth it. I was scared to death but was so very happy I overcame my fears and climbed down to see this majestic waterfall. The carribean blue color of the falls in this area is absolutely breathtaking. It is a must see... More 

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Sacramento, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

I've done Half Dome x3 times, Angel's Landing x2 times, Oahu's Stairway to Heaven, among many other sketchy hikes, and the cable portion of Mooney Falls is the sketchiest cable climbs I've done.

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Austin, Texas
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

The climb down is not for the faint of heart. But, it's worth it as it's your gateway to Beaver Falls. You'll be glad you hiked down.

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Tempe, Arizona
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33 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015 via mobile

Mooney falls was by far my favorite part of our trip to havasupai. To get to the bottom of the falls you have to climb down a very steep and narrow pathway which towards the end turns into chains and ladders. It was definitely a mental challenge to get up and down that trail but it was incredibly rewarding. The... More 

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East Berlin, Pennsylvania
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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

this was included in the Havasupai Premier Tour at the Grand Canyon Stephen and Rachel are absolutely incredible!! Their knowledge, expertise, organization and gift for detail in addressing all of our individuals needs made this trip even more enjoyable, I am so grateful they were our guides. Each day was a great adventure, the hiking was challenging, which I loved,... More 

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Baraboo, Wisconsin
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165 reviews
59 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015 via mobile

The descent to Mooney Falls is challenging. I've included a picture, but it doesn't really do it justice. If you have a fear of heights/falling, like me, it will take a lot of mental strength to complete the descent. I found the ascent much easier. The falls themselves are beautiful - the tallest in the area.

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