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Grand Falls Leupp Arizona

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Grand Falls is a natural waterfall system located northeast of Flagstaff, Arizona on the Navajo Indian Reservation. At 185 feet tall, it is an enormous waterfall higher than Niagara Falls. It dumps snowmelt or monsoon rain into the Little Colorado River below. It is famous for its extremely muddy flow which is a major contributor as to why the Little Colorado River is so opaque. It is said that the waterfalls are analogous to flowing chocolate depending on the amount of water present. Heavy rains or snowmelt will produce spectacular viewing, photography and sound whereas the scarcity of water will produce only trickles or no flow at all. The waterfall is remote and no major paved roads access it. Admission is free but the site and the roads to it are located in the Navajo Nation so leaving the roads or trails is against Navajo Law. Picnic benches are provided at the viewpoint.

Lat/Long:35.427501, -111.199888

Directions: From I-40, 15 miles east of Flagstaff, take exit 211 at Winona. Drive 2.3 miles north to Leupp Rd. Turn right and drive 20.3 miles to unpaved and unsigned Indian Road 6910 (between mileposts 5 and 6). Turn left and drive along this rough road 9.4 miles to the turnoff on the left, which leads to the falls overlook (do not cross the Little Colorado River). At times a 4x4 may be required to get to the viewpoint.

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