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Grand Falls of the Little Colorado River

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Address: Flagstaff, AZ
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Middle of nowhere- Grand Falls.

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... read more

Reviewed 15 January 2017
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Diamond Bar, California
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21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 15 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 exit Winona Road (exit 211) and turn left to Townsend-Winona Rd go few miles(2.3) and... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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7 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 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 rocks. The second time I want with my boyfriend and the falls were flowing, it... More 

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Hampshire, UK
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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 the falls themselves are lovely. There was no-one there when I arrived and perhaps three... More 

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2 Thank ianstark
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 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.

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Flagstaff, Arizona
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32 reviews
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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 and some beerages and you can sit and enjoy the beauty and peace and quiet... More 

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Prescott, Arizona
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42 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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.

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Parkton, Maryland
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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 had told me it was dry. We were just there in June 2016 It was... More 

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The Woodlands, Texas
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283 reviews
129 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 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 dry so there was no waterfall. It was still a different place to see and... More 

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Clifton, Virginia
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249 reviews
67 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 268 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 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 reveal a spectacular two-tiered stone terrace. The river wasn’t flowing in late May but this... More 

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Scarborough
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197 reviews
114 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 May 2016

I'd seen the reviews and photos of these falls when I was planning my trip and really wanted to see them, even though it meant a bit of a detour. They're pretty hard to find, I had no satnav, not even sure if it would help, and the roads are just dirt tracks. When I was there, I saw no... More 

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