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Grand Falls of the Little Colorado River

Flagstaff, AZ
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15 days in AZ

Being from MI, we love our waterfalls. So happy that we found this Falls as spectacular as our... read more

Reviewed 21 April 2017
Lansing, Michigan
Grandest Falls in the West

The drive isn't bad, might need a 4x4 when it's in the rainy seasons or after the snow melts. When... read more

Reviewed 20 April 2017
Phoenix, Arizona
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Reviewed 21 April 2017

Being from MI, we love our waterfalls. So happy that we found this Falls as spectacular as our own! We went at the right time the falls were almost all the way across and with a strong current. Advise to ones not from area. The...More

2  Thank happyheidi2017
Reviewed 20 April 2017

The drive isn't bad, might need a 4x4 when it's in the rainy seasons or after the snow melts. When you arrive, you are on Navajo Nation, the tribe has built up the overlook of the falls with a gazebo, restrooms, parking area and there...More

3  Thank TravelJohn092
Reviewed 20 April 2017

But small water now. march is best. i used google maps but i think no good derection. you choose to on your maps.

2  Thank Jung Hae J
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

We made it kinda last in the season, wasn't flowing significantly, but still beautiful. The hike was super easy and worth it. Because it wasn't flowing as much as it usually was, we were able to go up onto the first level of the falls....More

4  Thank irimmr23
Reviewed 15 April 2017

These falls, aka Chocolate Falls(see photo), which lie northeast of the Winona Exit off U.S. 40, east of Flagstaff, can be hard to find and the main portion of this review is to offer some guidance. Heading north from the Winona Exit on the paved...More

10  Thank John S
Reviewed 11 April 2017

I went there years ago, when it was dry., and it was pretty interesting. This year, after the winter rains, it was flowing a lot of chocolate colored water. I followed my GPS from Flagstaff, and it took us an hour out of our way,...More

1  Thank doc2rscott
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

I live in the area (Flagstaff) and visited the falls for the first time. The natural scene is greatly worth the trouble, having been created by a volcanic lava flow thousand of years ago causing a bend in the river. If the river is flowing...More

Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

I've wanted to go here for quite some time. My boyfriend surprised me with a trip today and I must say I wasn't disappointed. We came off of I-40 by Holbrook and traveled through the Navajo reservation. Lots of dirt roads, but nothing ridiculously bumpy....More

4  Thank WinslowAngel
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

The area is very hard to find. It is very far from major highways. Dirt road with lots of rocks. Difficult to drive on. When we finally reached the falls an hour and 40 minutes after leaving the highway they were not exciting. They do...More

2  Thank Jordann094
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

Added this last minute and so glad we did! We missed the peak water flow by about a week but still so worth the drive. Very out of the way and off the beaten path. Make sure you follow previous reviews and take the correct...More

3  Thank Mikal L
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Do you need a permit from the Navajo Nation to hike?
28 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
When is the best time to see the falls
23 March 2017|
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Response from Dick P | Reviewed this property |
Last weekend, March 19, 2017, the falls were beautiful
Is it possible to see while it is snowing? Supposed to go but it might be snowing and I am worried that it will not be worth the trip..
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.