This is one of the most accessible and beautiful places in all of Arizona. You may have never known that just two hours from Phoenix you can easily walk up to a stunning waterfall and see water that you would never think existed in this country.
While it is not Havasupai falls, it still offers a little glimpse of the stunning blue water meandering through the valley. While the “hike” is really short you can make it longer by taking your time along the creek walk and climbing up past the waterfalls and hike up the stream beyond the falls.
It truly is something you must see as there is a ton of fun at the falls. Whether you want to just lay in the water, rope swing, cliff jump, hike up past the falls or even go into the grotto behind the waterfalls! It is truly an oasis in the desert that you have to see.
Be sure to drive via Campe Verde and not Strawberry. Permits sell out fast! Permits are $6 to park and required from April 1st to October 1st. You don’t need a permit for the other months. You can get permits here – https://www.recreation.gov/permits/251863
To get there a 4×4 or high profile vehicle is ideal. I did it the first time in an Audi A6 and it was miserable. It can be done though with a 2 wheel drive car though! Just it isn’t a whole lot of fun and you will bottom out as well as could mess up a bumper.