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Grand Falls of the Little Colorado River

Flagstaff, AZ
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Ranked #18 of 42 attractions in Flagstaff
Type: Waterfalls
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Anchorage, Alaska
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

The Grand Falls of the Lower Colorado River is a great place to visit - worth the bad roads to get there. This was my second visit; this time we were there in mid-March 2014. Unfortunately it seems Flagstaff had a lean snow year so the Falls did not have a high volume of water - bummer! This is a... More

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Flagstaff, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

You should plan to go in the spring when the snow melt is heavy. The falls are an amazing site, in the middle of nowhere, but so totally worth the drive. It is several miles on a gravel road, that is not that well maintained but you can make it with a reasonably good vehicle.

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Culpeper
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222 reviews 222 reviews
136 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

hard to get to, little signage along roads and it is truly rare there is actually water going over falls as most is diverted for other usages

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Flagstaff, Arizona
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

The road is rough getting there but worth the trip. Take a picnic lunch and stay a while, hike down in. Stay for the sunset if you are into photography. All of visitors to Flagstaff we have taken have loved it.

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Flagstaff, Arizona
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

This marvelous place is about 30 miles NE of Flagstaff, much on a dirt road, which varies in its bumpiness. Would recommend a 4 wheel drive, but can be done with smaller cars if careful. When the spring runoff is occurring, the falls are spectacular, though the water is a muddy brown. It really is a nice out of the... More

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Flagstaff, Arizona
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12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

We took our girls out after a few days of rain to check it out. The falls was simply beautiful and we ended up hiking down to the bottom and checking it all out. Beautiful views and the falls were fantastic! They weren't running as much as during monsoon, but still amazing. Too bad with all the trash at the... More

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Flagstaff, Arizona
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

This one needs planning and obtaining local knowledge. The roads leading to this wonder are on the Navajo reservation, tricky, poorly marked or unmarked, and can be flooded and/or in deep mud after it rains (but that's when the falls are at their best). Consult the Visitor's Center in downtown Flagstaff (at the train station.) High clearance or 4WD vehicle... More

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Litchfield Park, Arizona
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

Take directions as it ain't easy to find. Do it while the falls are running or it isn't much to see. Nice drive for a picnic lunch.

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Brisbane, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

It was fantastic that our trip coincided with adequate rains to make the trip out to Grand Falls worthwhile. We had helpful hints from your site about finding it, which was very tricky. But the spectacle was breath-taking, even if it was not as *huge* as after the Spring melt. We also found the trail down to the bottom of... More

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Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

This is a seasonal waterfall. It only flows when there is plenty of snowmelt so it is best to inquire about the condition of the flow before making the drive out to it. The drive out there is a bit long on some rather rugged roads. Also, make sure you take a map or you might get lost. If you... More

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