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Grand Falls of the Little Colorado River

Flagstaff, AZ
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Ranked #17 of 44 Attractions in Flagstaff
Type: Waterfalls
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Southlake, Texas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

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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6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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275 reviews 275 reviews
162 attraction reviews
148 helpful votes 148 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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45 reviews 45 reviews
11 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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13 attraction reviews
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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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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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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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