"Havasupai" means "people of the blue-green waters. Havasupai canyon is home to the Havasupai Indian Tribe and they have lived on their land for over 800 years. The creek runs through the village of Supai, and it ultimately flows into the Colorado River. Located in Northeastern Arizona this remote canyon is a side branch of the Grand Canyon.
Havasu is well-known for its blue-green color and distinct travertine formations. This is due to large amounts of calcium carbonate (lime) in the water that formed the limestone that lines the creek and reflects its color so strongly. This river is a spectacular oasis in "arid" Arizona.
Antelope Canyon is located within the LeChee Chapter of the Navajo Nation just outside Page, Arizona.
The Navajo name for Upper Antelope Canyon is Tse' bighanilini, which means "the place where water runs through rocks." Though dry most of the year, Antelope Canyon runs, and sometimes floods, with water after rains. It is the water, slowly wearing away the sandstone grain by grain, that has formed the beautiful and graceful curves in the rock. Wind has also played a role in sculpting this fantastic canyon.
A long time ago, herds of pronghorn antelope roamed freely in Antelope Canyon, which explains the canyon's English name.