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Worth the trek, but 4WD is a must.

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 14, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

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 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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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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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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 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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Texas City, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

First of all there was no WATER!!! but that's ok!!! It was such a unique experience to share with the kids. Quality time!! I am sure they will not forget our experience. Second it is very off the grid!!! So don't depend on road signs to get there. Once you turn right to take Luep Road for 14 miles. stay... More 

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Flagstaff, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

At certain times of the area, water flows down from the mountains and turn into ''chocolate milk'' as it mixes with the dirt and minerals of the Arizonian desert. Not for swimming in, but there are look out points where you can take pictures til your heart's content and just gaze at nature's work.

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Phoenix
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

I'll keep this simple. You can find directions online. There is no sign to direct you to the Falls. And if you drive anything smaller than an SUV, you'll be sorry. Grand Falls is many miles off the beaten path. It's at least a half-day trip from Flagstaff. Not because of the distance. The roads you take to get there... More 

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Flagstaff, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Although difficult to get to, and seasonal in nature, Grand Falls of the Little Colorado River is without doubt one of the natural wonders of Northern Arizona. Fantastic!!!

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