Arizona’s Havasu Falls Will Reopen to Visitors for the First Time in 3 Years

The falls will require permits for hiking.

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Jan Kronies/Unsplash
Jan Kronies/Unsplash

After three years of being closed, Havasu Falls in Arizona will be reopened to visitors beginning on February 1, 2023. According to USA Today, going to the falls will require a permit for the hike and a reservation if you intend to camp in the area.

The cost of the hiking permit is $100 Monday through Thursday and $123 Friday through Sunday. To reach the falls, it is an eight-mile hike, plus an additional two-mile hike to reach the campground.

However, because the park was closed when people still had reservations, the Havasupai Tribe is not taking new reservations for entry in 2023. People with previous reservations will be given priority rebookings. Those who don’t wish to be rebooked can place their reservations for sale. For more information about permit fees, reopening information and how to make reservations, head to

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Mad Mex’s New Menu Item Is Inspired by a Popular Mexican Street Food

mad mex chicken al pastor

Mexican restaurant chain Mad Mex has dropped a new protein, and it’s one of the most popular street foods in Mexico.

Enter, Chicken Al Pastor. It’s traditionally made with pork and grilled on a spinning rotisserie with a pineapple sitting a top, but Mad Mex has put its own spin on it, serving chicken bathed in an Al Pastor marinade with a touch of juicy pineapple.

You can order the protein-packed filling in your favourite burrito, bowl, quesadilla, nachos, or in a taco.

As always, these things are here for a good time, not a long time. Pop into your local Mad Mex restaurant, order delivery or through the Mad Mex app today.

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