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Grand Falls of the Little Colorado River

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Neat place

I went during the month of July when there was no water flowing. Best time to go is in spring, when... read more

Reviewed July 16, 2019
F976XZalexd
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Los Angeles, California
Amazing springtime visit

Definitely try to hit this when the snow is melting up north. Late March, April and into May are... read more

Reviewed June 23, 2019
shendrix
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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Reviewed July 16, 2019

I went during the month of July when there was no water flowing. Best time to go is in spring, when snow melts. The road to getting to this place is dirt/gravel. Four wheel drive not required, unless its raining. Otherwise, any type of car...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed June 23, 2019

Definitely try to hit this when the snow is melting up north. Late March, April and into May are the best times. It is truly a sight to behold.

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank shendrix
Reviewed June 17, 2019

Great day trip. Spectacular scenery. The government website with flow rates of the colorado river prompted us to go in April.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Happy221
Reviewed June 4, 2019

We caught the last of the snowmelt so it was flowing pretty well. It's about 20 miles of washboard dirt road to get there but we made it in a minivan. They have these little rock buildings that you stand in to view the falls...More

Date of experience: April 2019
2  Thank Kiri H
Reviewed May 25, 2019 via mobile

My husband and I took a day trip here. The water wasn’t flowing, but it was still a very pretty view. Would definitely visit again, likely in March, to see the falls.

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank adacai
Reviewed May 7, 2019 via mobile

Close to flagstaff. Dirt/gravel road last 8 miles that you have to go pretty slow on in some spots due to bumps. Would have given 5 stars if water had been flowing! HUGE amazing spot but like I said... no water flowing. Recommend SUV or...More

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank Jss91
Reviewed April 29, 2019

Once off the paved road (E of Flagstaff), approximately 10 miles of bumpy rough dirt road. A 4 X 4 is recommended. All of a sudden, surrounded by total desert, is this amazing falls. The drop is higher than Niagara Falls, and when running at...More

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank noahsarc99
Reviewed April 28, 2019

Following some friends that did this earlier, we drove to Flag and followed I 40 to the turnoff at Winona and then proceeded the approximately 25 miles from there, the last 8 of which is a dusty road that is nothing to brag about. The...More

Date of experience: April 2019
2  Thank tomwZ9838FY
Reviewed April 28, 2019

Wonderful place to see, but only when the water is flowing. Not easy to get to and not much to see if there is no water. Springtime after heavy snow winter is only time to visit. Check for local conditions so not to be disappointed....More

Date of experience: March 2019
2  Thank garitchie
Reviewed April 26, 2019

Such a great little destination in the middle of the desert where the chocolate falls are flowing freely. There is a bit more trash in the water at the bottom, but it doesn't ruin the experience.

Date of experience: March 2019
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BeverlyB205
March 13, 2019|
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Response from mikesB4652WR |
6910 is a much better road. 70 is very rough.
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Jack K
March 2, 2019|
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Response from Mikrich76 | Reviewed this property |
As of this past weekend yes!
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waite2017
October 28, 2018|
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Response from cheribree2016 | Reviewed this property |
It’s remote and you need to figure out how to find it. It’s on the reservation down a bunch of dirt roads. Not worth going unless it’s flowing
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