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Grand Falls of the Little Colorado River

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Falls are flowing and were beautiful!

The falls were flowing on 10/12/2018 and were stunning! I'm sure they weren't at their most... read more

Reviewed October 12, 2018
Phoenix, Arizona
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Catch it during a rain storm

If you can find the right road and catch it just after a rain this flash flood becomes an amazing... read more

Reviewed September 10, 2018
Silverthorne, Colorado
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Reviewed 6 days ago

horrible drive. the place is messy and there was a dead deer in the water near the falls which were dirty and muddy- yuck!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Cheryl S
Reviewed October 12, 2018 via mobile

The falls were flowing on 10/12/2018 and were stunning! I'm sure they weren't at their most powerful, but a beautiful flow. Our GPS took us straight to the falls, although I would recommend you print the alternate directions provided on here just in case. I...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank Angeltica
Reviewed September 10, 2018

If you can find the right road and catch it just after a rain this flash flood becomes an amazing muddy waterfall. Groups have volunteered to clean up the trash that washes down including tires, lumber and other junk.

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank cheribree2016
Reviewed September 3, 2018

Nearly 4 hrs drive from PHX, last 10 miles are off-road, not a short drive. But I know the fall is running!! Here is the secret! Be sure to check USGS stream gage before you go (Google search: usgs little colorado river winslow, first link)....More

Date of experience: September 2018
15  Thank Percy L
Reviewed August 19, 2018

We visited during monsoon season hoping to see some falls falling but it didn't happen. I was impressed with the depth of these falls even when dry. We will go back in the spring to see more water flowing.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank debbieandbruce2018
Reviewed August 6, 2018

This is practically in my back yard and I never knew about it. Amazing natural falls that only run during monsoon season as far as I know. It is a bit of a drive and you can't see it until you are right on it....More

Date of experience: September 2017
2  Thank Roxanne H
Reviewed August 2, 2018

Little out of the way from Flagstaff but worth the trip. Great little hikes around to see some Vulcanic ashes/black sand

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank TravelZ76
Reviewed July 23, 2018

We were in Flagstaff for a few days and there was a lot a rain in the mountains so we decided to visit the falls. The route we took, took about 1 hour to get to the falls via Interstate 40 and Leupp Road. Half...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank WCPoet82
Reviewed July 18, 2018 via mobile

Crazy beautiful adventure. DO NOT AT PRESENT FOLLOW ONLINE MAPS, use Leuppe Rd to route 70 and go north 8 miles. Only runs after summer monsoon storm so check the weather if flowing is all you want to see. Navojo Parks keeps it very clean...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank anniebananie85201
Reviewed July 17, 2018

The falls are running right now. Enjoy! Just be careful of the road. Due to the rains, the washboarding is getting fierce.

Date of experience: July 2018
4  Thank azsaddlebred
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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
July 31, 2018|
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Response from Mindy G | Reviewed this property |
When we were there in March, the road had been freshly graded and was in great shape. We had no issues with our rental car (not a 4x4).