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“Incredible and Surprising and Worth it!”

Ranked #21 of 109 things to do in Flagstaff
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Reviewed 24 August 2014

As others have written, the Grand Falls are part of the Little Colorado River and are on Indian lands. The best and only time to go is March and April and only if there has been sufficient snowfall during the winter for snow melt in the Spring. The road is very rough and long but the payoff is surprising and spectacular. It is literally out in the middle of nowhere, but the views of the falls and the river are incredible and also the views of the snow capped eastern slopes of the San Francisco Peaks as a back drop. Breathtaking! We went a couple of years ago following a snowy winter.

3  Thank lovetohike1111
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Reviewed 5 June 2014

Worth every minute. Rare sight in Arizona. You will never see anything like this in AZ. We spent about 1 hour getting there and spent another hour there. Hiked down into river ravine. Best part was going down. It's an easy hike. Not sure if worth going if water is not flowing. Got some great pictures.

3  Thank Analydia
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Reviewed 23 March 2014

The Grand Falls of the Lower Colorado River is a great place to visit - worth the bad roads to get there. This was my second visit; this time we were there in mid-March 2014. Unfortunately it seems Flagstaff had a lean snow year so the Falls did not have a high volume of water - bummer! This is a seasonal waterfall, so if you go later in the year it may be completely dried up.

The roads to get there are not in great shape but most cars should be able to handle it. There are not a lot of signs to get to the Falls, so have good directions before you start.

We had the area to ourselves on a lovely Sunday afternoon. We hiked to the bottom - not a bad trail, but we were surprised by how much trash was scattered everywhere - that was a bit disappointing.

6  Thank Akwinelvr
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Reviewed 25 November 2013

You should plan to go in the spring when the snow melt is heavy. The falls are an amazing site, in the middle of nowhere, but so totally worth the drive. It is several miles on a gravel road, that is not that well maintained but you can make it with a reasonably good vehicle.

5  Thank Cindy86001
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Reviewed 18 November 2013

hard to get to, little signage along roads and it is truly rare there is actually water going over falls as most is diverted for other usages

3  Thank uckbuck
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