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Grand Falls of the Little Colorado River

Address: Flagstaff, AZ
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Ranked #23 of 78 things to do in Flagstaff
Type: Waterfalls, Nature & Parks
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Northern Arizona
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175 reviews 175 reviews
75 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015 via mobile

This is so hard to get to that it really isn't worth it unless the falls are running, which is the spring time. There were no vendors, this place is totally isolated, so I think another reviewer had this confused with another location. That said, if you visit in the spring you will find it worth the adventure!

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Crofton, Maryland
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39 reviews 39 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

This is where the Wallenda guy walked across a tight rope. Besides great views, there are Navajo Indians selling plenty of trinkets to take home to the kids.

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Phoenix
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

First off. The coordinates are 35.4275° N, 111.2008° W. I'm surprised these aren't on here. A good portion of your travel will be on a dirt road, then another small portion will be over lava rocks. Make sure you have decent ground clearance. The drive was more of the highlight of the trip for us as we couldn't find the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This was not what we expected. I was thinking it is a grand attraction with a visitor center, parking lot, bathrooms and at the very least other people and paved roads. OH NO! Other reviewers talk of people selling things and it being busy, maybe it was the off season, but we went on 10/26/2014, there was not a soul... More 

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Flagstaff, Arizona
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6 attraction reviews
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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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6 attraction reviews
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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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6 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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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