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Grand Falls of the Little Colorado River

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Address: Flagstaff, AZ

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this is a great off road adventure that I only read about from these reviews. We were lucky enough to go after some rain had moved through and saw the falls in action. The drive... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

this is a great off road adventure that I only read about from these reviews. We were lucky enough to go after some rain had moved through and saw the falls in action. The drive to it is a dirt road. Hint : Print directions out before you go. You may lose cell signal in the remote area. Very cool

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Pinetop-Lakeside, Arizona, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

It was really wonderful to picnic at the edge and just watch the falls. It was the most relaxing thing I have done in a long time. The Navajo Nation charged us absolutely nothing to visit this incredible beauty.

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Dewey, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Some people have said it isn't worth while going. I beg to differ. It is an amazing place and the water runs not only in the spring but at other times as well. Whenever it rains heavily and during the monsoon season, the water runs very well. Chocolate Falls/Grand Falls is a natural waterfall system located 30 miles northeast of... More 

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Northern Arizona
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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
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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
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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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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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8 reviews 8 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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