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Grand Falls of the Little Colorado River

Flagstaff, AZ
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Ranked #17 of 46 Attractions in Flagstaff
Type: Waterfalls
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Flagstaff, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Grand Falls are dry most of the year. I've been there during the dry times, and I thought seeing the falls dry as a bone was a sight too. I've been a couple of times when the falls were running, and it's pretty amazing to see. The are the muddy falls. Best time to go is when snow is melting,... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Grand Falls or better known as Chocolate Falls is a spectacular site in the spring time right after the first snow melt or after a substantial rain storm. It is reminiscent of Niagra Falls except that the water is chocolate in color due to the mud it picks up from the Colorado river and normally dry tributary. It is definitely... More

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We stop by on our way back from the Grand Canyon. When it rains the flow of the falls is awesome and worth a side trip to enjoy. The locals are out in force selling Native Jewelry and such and bargain prices...

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Payson
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

When we get the first big snow melt in the mountains the Little Colorado flows! Then the falls are spectacular. Be aware that the water is extremely muddy. "Too thin to farm and too thick to drink". The road in can be a little rough. High clearance would be advised. This is Navajo land. Depending on timing, the falls can... More

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Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Amazing sight. Hard to reach but a good side trip. Also known as Chocolate Falls as that is what the rushing water looks like...melted chocolate.

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Prescott, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

As others have written, the Grand Falls are part of the Little Colorado River and are on Indian lands. The best and only time to go is March and April and only if there has been sufficient snowfall during the winter for snow melt in the Spring. The road is very rough and long but the payoff is surprising and... More

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Phoenix, Arizona, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Worth every minute. Rare sight in Arizona. You will never see anything like this in AZ. We spent about 1 hour getting there and spent another hour there. Hiked down into river ravine. Best part was going down. It's an easy hike. Not sure if worth going if water is not flowing. Got some great pictures.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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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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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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