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Grand Falls of the Little Colorado River

Flagstaff, AZ
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One of Arizona's scenic gems and not very well known

During times of high water flow, March/April during snow melts from Arizona's White Mountain Range... read more

Reviewed 2 February 2017
Richard J
Mesa, Arizona
Middle of nowhere- Grand Falls.

I visited this place on Thanksgiving day, I was expecting a completely dried out Little Colorado... read more

Reviewed 14 January 2017
Diamond Bar, California
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Reviewed 2 February 2017

During times of high water flow, March/April during snow melts from Arizona's White Mountain Range, the water flowing over these falls creates a thunderous noise. The water is so filled with mud and silt from extensive erosion that it's a dark brownish-red color. The falls,...More

7  Thank Richard J
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

I visited this place on Thanksgiving day, I was expecting a completely dried out Little Colorado river, but as I accidentally drove over the river with about few inches of water and river was running. This is easy to find location, I-40 east from FLAGSTAFF...More

8  Thank adam873
Reviewed 25 October 2016

I have taken two trips out to Grand falls this year. The first time it was dried up and i was a little disappointing, until my sister an i started hiking around the area, I was fun getting to sit in giant holes in the...More

6  Thank sierra503
Reviewed 9 October 2016

I'm not sure how I got to hear about this waterfall but I drove there without any problem in a regular hire car and spent three or four hours exploring and taking photographs. My visit was in April so the 'chocolate' water wasn't happening but...More

2  Thank ianstark
Reviewed 14 September 2016

This place, when flowing is wonderful, but be careful not to go when the waters have receded for then one sees the dying fish and frogs and it is a little gruesome.

1  Thank Alex B
Reviewed 3 September 2016

Grand Falls is a very special place to see. When it's flowing after the monsoon rains it is spectacular. It's a bit of a drive and there isn't anything else out in the area to do, but it is a pleasant drive. Pack a lunch...More

Thank schauer2016
Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

Made the drive up from Prescott just to see the falls. Stormy but no water running. Well worth the trip anyways.

Thank ke6aza
Reviewed 7 July 2016

It was a very rough road. I agree have a jeep or 4x4. It is very hard to find no signs. I am glad to see someone say that it was dry as a bone. I wish the Native American I asked for directions from...More

Thank Jayne C
Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

My wife read the reviews so we went to visit this place. The reviews gave some good information about finding it. It is definitely off the beaten track and the road is not the best. The scenery was nice but when we went it was...More

6  Thank St_matty
Reviewed 9 June 2016

Even in a rental car, it felt like a Jeep commercial because once you get here you’ve definitely arrived. Copy directions on-line and use your GPS because unlike a Mesa or Mountain you can’t see these Falls from a distance. The ground just disappears to...More

1  Thank doublemdoublet
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27 March 2017|
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Response from Kono777 | Reviewed this property |
You don't need a permit for hiking around the falls. I would be respectful when hiking in other areas though because you are on reservation land.
Chris G
22 March 2017|
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Response from Dick P | Reviewed this property |
Last weekend, March 19, 2017, the falls were beautiful
22 March 2017|
Response from ANDY C | Reviewed this property |
I'm sure if you go when snowing it's not a bad deal but the road is very rough going there when it's not snowing so I cannot imagine what it would be when it is snowing.way worth the drive.