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“Water levers higher in Feb/March”

Ranked #21 of 109 things to do in Flagstaff
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Reviewed May 2, 2012

It will take you about an hour and a half to get there, traveling east then north from Flagstaff. It is in the middle of nowhere, but is worth the trip when the water levels are up and the falls are spectacular. You are better off with an SUV but a car will make the trip if you drive carefully.

4  Thank Amjay56
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Reviewed April 26, 2012

(note: I actually visited in April 2010, but there was no option to enter a date prior to May 2011). Many people visit Grand Falls only to find it dry or running at just a trickle. If you want to know ahead of time how the water is flowing, go to this link: http://waterdata.usgs.gov/az/nwis/current/?type=flow

Scroll down to Little Colorado River Basin.
There are two measuring stations to you need look at:
1. Little Colorado River at Winslow, AZ and
2. Little Colorado River at Cameron, AZ.

If the cubic feet per second at BOTH of these stations (one is before and one is after the Falls), is several hundred, or better yet, over 1,000cfs, then you can be sure the falls are flowing well that day. Most days it will be under 10cfs.

43  Thank ArizonamikeC
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Reviewed April 14, 2012

Amazing . See what mother nature is able to provide for us to see... A natural wonder

1  Thank yeeteacher
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Reviewed March 27, 2012

This is a neat attraction. Best to see right after snow run off -- spring time best time. In the background see the Flagstaff peaks and you drive around sunset crater. It is a pretty drive and makes an adventure to find the falls. A bit tricky to find the dirt road -- but worth the drive. Take a picnic lunch (Subway sandwiches) and eat at the picnic tables that overlook the falls. Take the third exit east of Flagstaff - exit 211- Wionia (like in the song). Then head left towards Flagstaff and take the third right on Leupp Rd. Drive 15 on Leupp Rd it is a paved road. 5 mins past the Navajo territory sign look for dirt road 6920 on the left, it is a straight dirt road and the marker sign in right off the paved road. Drive 15 mins on the dirt road (a car can drive on this). At the end you will run into the falls. See the falls from all sides. Nice Sunday drive for something to do in Flagstaff.

12  Thank ArizonaAZ1
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Reviewed March 1, 2012

You really have to be there after a monsoon episode, or during the spring run-off. But then it is spectacular. Take the effort to walk down to the bottom and feel the mist. The road is a little bumpy, but not a problem even for passenger cars.

3  Thank Robert B
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