| Julie Smith | 2018 Trips

Desert Explorers at Large

Desert Explorers at Large

Greetings! Grand Falls on the Navajo Nation is a unique spot to explore if you are ever near the Flagstaff, Arizona area in late February or the month of March. It is up the Leupp Road to the Reservation which is paved and then you travel about 10 miles NW on a fairly maintained dirt road to the Falls. They are chocolate in color and vary in flow capacity with the snowmelt/Spring rains and sometimes flow in July or August if the summer monsoons are abundant. Beautiful to view at the top (it is taller than Niagara Falls!) and interesting geology to examine if you take the short trail around the bottom. A very primitive area that takes a bit of examining (especially for Safety) as you make your way through the lava rocks and slippery areas. This is the Little Colorado River that flows over Grand Falls and through the Navajo Nation past Cameron into The Grand Canyon.   ~ Julie Smith

 


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