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Address: Supai, AZ
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Activities: Hiking, Rock climbing
Description: This waterfall in the Grand Canyon towers higher than the Niagara Falls.

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Fear, adenaline, and then the reward of seeing the falls

The sheer power of Mooney Falls makes it unapproachable. After seeing pictures online, I really thought I was going to walk up to the falls and feel the water. I didn't see any... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
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Irvine, California
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Irvine, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

The sheer power of Mooney Falls makes it unapproachable. After seeing pictures online, I really thought I was going to walk up to the falls and feel the water. I didn't see any one get close. The water is coming down so hard that it creates it's own mini-hurricane; rain-like mist swirling 20+ feet in the air, 1 foot waves... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

If you plan to visit Havasu Canyon and Falls, carry your own stuff in. That is, unless you want to directly support animal suffering. Starvation, bleeding sores and dehydration are the most blatant symptoms of the horses and mules in Supai, but it gets much worse. These poor animals, skinny to the bone, are forced to carry tourists stuff into... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

You have to be there in order to experience the beauty. It was hardly crowded when we reached and as a result, got to spend a few hours ogling at the falls. Hiked to Beaver Falls afterwards and got back in time to Mooney to watch the sunset. Be aware of the climb down to Mooney from the campground as... More 

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Victorville, California
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55 reviews 55 reviews
13 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

This was our favorite of the 3 waterfalls - Navajo, Havasu, and Mooney. The climb down is not for everyone - but if you are in decent shape and not afraid of heights you should be able to do it. We ate lunch and I waded into the pool at the base of the falls. It was gorgeous! And we... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

After the campgrounds you will get to the fist of many water falls. To get to the base is tricky but it worth it (do it at your own risk and make sure you are not alone).

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Indiana
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62 reviews 62 reviews
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

There is absolutely nothing bad I can say about Mooney Falls. It is a spectacular place of natural beauty that you should not miss. The hike there is truly stunning as well, it will make you feel closer to the Grand Canyon, you will gain a personal relationship to the canyon if you do this trip!

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Denver, Colorado
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62 reviews 62 reviews
26 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

The ladders down would be challenging for anyone with a major fear of heights. Seeing the falls from the top or bottom is equally spectacular.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

There is an 80 foot decent down the canyon wall. I did it, but what you must remember what goes down must come up....I did make it up. The climb is made holding onto chains attached to the canyon wall with spikes and foot holds in the canyon wall and then three wooden ladders takes you to the very bottom.

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Wooler, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Two 65year old women (me and my friend) went here in November and didn't have problems with the climb up or down - lots to hang on to but some quite big steps. The reward for getting down is great - a lovely green area with beautiful turquoise falls and river. It was a bit cold for swimming but we... More 

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Arizona, USA
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33 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

A nice climb down (and up) to this gateway for all down stream. Colder water as it is in the shade for most of the day and also the 3rd fall in a row with each on cooler than the previous. Beautiful.

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