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Havasupai waterfalls closed through August after flooding

Posted: 3:18 PM, Jul 25, 2018
Updated: 2018-07-26 05:23:17Z

A popular hiking and camping destination inside the Grand Canyon is closed until the end of August after flash floods rushed into the Village of Supai on July 11.  

The flash floods turned the blue-green waters into chocolate colored waters. 

 

 

The Havasupai Tribal Council made the announcement Tuesday.

The flash floods forced about 200 tourists to be evacuated by helicopter. 

Tribal officials initially hoped to reopen the campground within 10 days but had to lengthen the closure.

The reservation is known for its towering blue-green waterfalls. Day hikes aren't allowed, so spots in the campground and a small lodge fill up quickly.

Tourists with upcoming reservations are being asked to call the tribe's tourism office to reschedule.

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The the campsite is accessible only by helicopter, a mule ride or a 10-mile (16.1-kilometer) hike from the Hualapai hilltop.