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Grand Falls - 20 members in 61 triplogs have rated this an average 3.9 ( 1 to 5 best )
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Mar 13 2019
TheNaviG8R
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49 male
 Joined Jul 26 2008
 Mesa, AZ
Grand FallsNortheast, AZ
Northeast, AZ
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TheNaviG8R
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The wife and I had to make the drive to see them after the storm.
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Oct 16 2018
Stoic
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43 male
 Joined Dec 30 2007
 Avondale,Az
Grand FallsNortheast, AZ
Northeast, AZ
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After camping just North of Flagstaff, We ran out to Grand Falls for the extra miles we needed. My buddies truck tried and tried to stop me from hitting the 100k.

This trip was designed to hit 100,000k on my Xterra..
The whole adventure --- [ gps route ]
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Jul 21 2018
ddgrunning
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49 male
 Joined Apr 13 2011
 Gilbert, AZ
Grand FallsNortheast, AZ
Northeast, AZ
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ddgrunning
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Our kids were headed to a summer camp in southern Utah where their grandparents live. Grandparents offered to split the difference in travel and agreed to meet us in Cameron for a drop off.

Originally, my wife and I had planned on doing the Sandy's Canyon hike on our way back to Phoenix, but when I saw the strong flow in the LCR at Cameron, we decided to change plans and head over to Grand Falls.

Glad we did.

When it's running, that place is pure liquid dirt. Hiking around the base of the falls ensures you will go home with a souvenir covering of mist-born silt.

Other than various chunks of garbage caught up in the flow, it was a cool sight to behold.

A note on driving directions, based on comments in hike description: We took IR70 on the way in, and IR6910 on the way out. IR70 was washboardy, but actually just fine. We were able to go 40+ mph the whole way in our suburban. Saw plenty of sedans; they probably went a bit slower, but no problem. 6910 was smoother in sections, but also had its share of washboard areas. Either way is fine. Also, the roads are now signed at the junctions, and there is a sign on Leupp Road for the turn off on IR70 to Grand Falls. Navigation was not a challenge.
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Mar 18 2017
emilystardust
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 Joined Jun 23 2015
 Phoenix, AZ
Grand FallsNortheast, AZ
Northeast, AZ
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emilystardust
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Mar 11 2017
DarrellLFoster
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 Chandler, AZ
Grand FallsNortheast, AZ
Northeast, AZ
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DarrellLFosterPhot
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From a shoot on 3/11/17. It was a zoo during the day and the lighting was harsh. Someone told me there was an article in the Republic the previous Sunday - so the masses showed up. But, by the time I started shooting 99% had gone. I stayed and shot more after the moon rose - beautiful experience and had the place to myself!

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Jan 19 2017
Stoic
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43 male
 Joined Dec 30 2007
 Avondale,Az
Crystal Point TrailFlagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
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Stoic
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Took the pups up to Flagstaff last Thursday. We did a couple hikes around town.
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Crystal Point 7190 Grand Falls
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Aug 06 2016
VolcanoCLMBR
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 Joined Sep 16 2011
 Phoenix
Grand FallsNortheast, AZ
Northeast, AZ
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VolcanoCLMBR
Hiking1.35 Miles 210 AEG
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Oct 18 2015
Lucyan
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39 female
 Joined Jan 18 2011
 In the Wild
Grand FallsNortheast, AZ
Northeast, AZ
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Lucyan
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Feb 01 2015
gmaclachlan
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66 male
 Joined Apr 03 2011
 Mesa, Az
Grand FallsNortheast, AZ
Northeast, AZ
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gmaclachlan
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Watched the hydrograph for the “Little Colorado At Winslow “ after the recent rain and it peaked 4 PM Saturday January 31at about 4500 cfs (cubic feet per second). Figured that would be enough water going over the falls to make it worthwhile going out there.
Comparing previous hydrographs for Winslow and Cameron I decided the crest would take about 20 hours to reach the falls so that made it noon on Feb 1. Rain events create a very rapid rise and fall on the Little Colorado this time of year so you have to be on time at the Falls. By the looks of the flow and the water marks on the rocks we were pretty close, maybe a couple of hours late.
We left I-40 at Winona, drove thru town and turned on Leupp road. This road is paved and in great shape. Just past milepost 5 we turned north on unmarked and unpaved 6910. (There is a sign just up the road from the pavement). It was a bit wash board but in good condition. Just before you get to the falls a trail goes to the left and a muddy parking area. A short walk takes you to the falls view. There is a concrete drive above the falls to cross the river, please don’t try it with high water. You could park at the crossing and walk the bank to the Falls.
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Oct 21 2014
AZWanderingBea
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63 male
 Joined Jan 23 2008
 Phoenix, AZ
Grand FallsNortheast, AZ
Northeast, AZ
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AZWanderingBear
Hiking1.35 Miles 300 AEG
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I've twice been to the confluence of the Little Colorado and the big Colorado, a magical place. I've been near the headwaters of the Little Colorado up around Greer in the White Mountains, a really nice little mountain stream you can jump across in most places. In the middle it is usually either a muddy sluice or a large dry wash. But in the middle is the Grand Falls, too. I'd seen it from 30 some odd thousand feet while at work. The need for a low energy day during our hiking trip to Flag provided the opportunity to visit the Falls.

The drive out is a lot like the Little Colorado itself, either a muddy mess or a dusty haul. Today it was dusty but easy enough. Passed amongst the cinder cones, once was the genesis of the Falls.

There was a bit of water flowing down the LC, no real surprise given the recent blessed rains. We hiked along the south/west rim and took lots of photos. There was one car parked a good ways down the canyon. We noticed that the occupant eventually headed down into the canyon and back towards the Falls. That gave us a good idea how to get down, so we slowly worked along the edge to there.

One at the bottom we ran into the car's owner, a Native artist named Dan gathering drift wood. Dan is a wood carver producing Navajo and Hopi themed works. He was a wealth of knowledge about the Falls and the area in general. The chance meeting and conversation greatly enhanced our visit to the Falls.

The Falls from below are even more impressive. Amazing was the flotsam that has collected, most probably from the recent high waters due to the rain. There were 30ish basketballs in the mud. They were surrounded by hundreds of plastic water bottles. Various cans and coolers were in the mud amongst the other litter. Very large tree trunks were scattered in as well, transported from the White Mountains perhaps?

After more photographs and finding a piece of driftwood that might someday become a hiking staff with a story, we headed back to Flagstaff for cool drinks and hot nachos at Criollo and then a stop at Babbitt Brothers to ogle expensive outdoor clothing.
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Sep 30 2014
Craigbhikin
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57 male
 Joined Apr 11 2011
 Mesa, AZ
Grand FallsNortheast, AZ
Northeast, AZ
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Craigbhikin
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Seen pictures on Hike AZ, and hoped one day to make it there. After finishing a backpacking trip to Thunder River we stopped off to take advantage of the rain. One more off my “TO DO LIST” Lots of mud, but that is to be expected, but sad to see all of the trash at the bottom, but it is a must see for anyone to take the trip. Thanks Kurt, and Dave.
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Grand Falls
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Sep 28 2014
hikeaz
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 Joined May 13 2002
 Tempe, AZ
Grand FallsNortheast, AZ
Northeast, AZ
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Although likely not as spectacular as it may have been a 1/2 day earlier the falls were running pretty well. It was as crazy-busy out there as I have ever seen it (maybe 35 people) - although we were the only ones who ventured down to the bottom of the falls.
For this visit (as we were SB on 89) we peeled off at Wupatki and took the gravel roads eastish over to 15. Likely not any quicker than the traditional route but it sure was beautiful.
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Apr 24 2014
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Grand FallsNortheast, AZ
Northeast, AZ
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The Family and I wanted to check this place out even know we had no precipitation. We took my car so we stopped on the road and walked the river bed. It was full of neat rock formations and clear pools. It was fun to explorer the different pools and stuff.

We will have to come back see the falls running, I bet it would be a spectacular sight!
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Feb 27 2014
AZLOT69
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 Gold Canyon, AZ
Grand FallsNortheast, AZ
Northeast, AZ
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No water moving but quite a sight.
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Aug 04 2013
mjc357
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 Joined Jul 19 2013
 Flagstaff, AZ
Grand FallsNortheast, AZ
Northeast, AZ
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Did this trip before heading back into flagstaff and hiking fatmans loop. Road in was easily passable, but alot of wash boarding. Not full flow over the falls today, but enough to make the trip worth it. Was warm even before noon. Hike down was dry, but closer to falls, it was obvious it had been very wet not long ago.
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Mar 31 2013
Dennyforreal
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 Denver, CO
Grand FallsNortheast, AZ
Northeast, AZ
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Mar 30 2013
paulhubbard
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 Mesa, AZ
Grand FallsNortheast, AZ
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paulhubbard
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Hoped for a bit more flow, but still spectacular.
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Mar 23 2013
jdnevi
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 Phoenix, AZ
Grand FallsNortheast, AZ
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jdnevi
Hiking1.35 Miles 210 AEG
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The falls were amazing today, 1000cfs at the Winslow gauge. We took IR6910 to the falls and returned on IR70. Both were fine for passanger cars but 6910 was a lot smoother and you could drive a lot faster. We spent over 2hrs there taking lots of pictures and were suprised by the large number of visitors.
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 Peoria, AZ
Grand FallsNortheast, AZ
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hippiepunkpirate
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After exchanging text messages with Norm all morning, we decided to head to Grand Falls after I got off work. A solid 3 hour drive put us there with an hour and a half to shoot photos before the official sunset around 6:30. Unfortunately we were hoping for a much larger flow, but it was still running probably 500 cfs. We took advantage of the intimate scenes available in that type of flow. I came away satisfied with my shots it got dark and we headed out. We grabbed some Arby's in Flag before driving back to Phoenix.
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Grand FallsNortheast, AZ
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We expected to see some action for the runoff of the storms from the previous week, but it was not to be today. Still pretty cool, how often do you get to goof around on a waterfall the size of Niagra with the spigot turned off? Seeing how the sandstone erodes around the base of the falls is interesting.
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Humphreys Peak
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