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Address: Flagstaff, AZ
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Really cool place to me, just a trickle of water when I was there, and pretty windy, but very enjoyable beauty and solitude nonetheless. Little wind block places, and I spent the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 25, 2015
Eric H
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Redwood City, California

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Redwood City, California
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50 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

Really cool place to me, just a trickle of water when I was there, and pretty windy, but very enjoyable beauty and solitude nonetheless. Little wind block places, and I spent the night in one of the lookouts at the edge of a cliff. The gps basically sent me on a one track road through someone's front yard, the big,... More 

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Compton, California
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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

I couldn't wait to see this falls and it was beautiful. I am glad I own a Subaru Crosstrek so I could drive off road to get to the falls. I would take a nice car through that terrain. We went to both sides of the falls. You must drive through the water/mud to get to the further side, the... More 

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Mesa, Arizona
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65 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

So strange this place exists in pretty much the middle of no where. Taller then Niagra, yup...more beautiful? Hmmmm, in it's own way. Do your homework before you go. Google earth a map cause there are NO signs. Plus go to this site http://waterdata.usgs.gov/az/nwis/current/?type=flow Scroll down to "Little Colorado Basin" and look for water flow at Winslow. The river comes... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

Wasn't much to see just a trickle of water, yes you better have a 4 wheel drive and be ready for a long hike. The Little Colorado River was very low, barely a river. There are no signs and GPS won't help and you have to drive about 10 miles down a dirt road to find the place. There isn't... More 

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1 Thank Brad F
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015 via mobile

The falls are best seen during monsoon season. So let July-August and sometimes September. I highly recommend a 4WD vehicle though. We took a Jeep Wrangler and it faded just fine, however, if you go right after it rains (which is of course, the best time) you may get stuck in a regular sedan. The road to the falls can... More 

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Flagstaff, Arizona
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5 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Well worth the trip to a remote location on the reservation. Also referred to as "Chocolate Falls." The amount of falls varies by time of the year. Best to go in the spring or during the summer monsoon times.

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Lamy, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

This waterfall is very hard to find, and when you do find it, it's miles and miles of washboard road, but it's worth taking the time to see. The sign next to the poorly marked road says something about the Grand Falls Baptist church, or some kind of church.

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Flagstaff, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

a must see when the monsoon season helps it flow. Lots of water and mud flow becomes an amazing site to see

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Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

I'm not sure if, when the rest of the world imagines Arizona, they imagine all these unique little spots like Grand (Chocolate) Falls. I certainly didn't. Grand Falls is actually taller than the falls at Niagara, but it varies in flow depending on the season, so keep that in mind if your visit takes you there in the dry months.... More 

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Gilbert, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Great trip with family. We were fortunate to go after monsoon rains and the dirty water was running. It is off the beaten path a bit, but well worth the effort. There is a trail down to the falls - moderate difficulty. If the water is running the mist coming from the falls is muddy and you will get dirty... More 

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