360 Adventure Grand Falls, Arizona


Grand Falls Arizona in the Painted Desert in the Navajo Nation 30 miles North East of Flagstaff, Arizona
Grand Falls Arizona in the Painted Desert in the Navajo Nation 30 miles NE of Flagstaff, Arizona

360 Adventure Grand Falls, Arizona


Finding this waterfall was an great local tip I received.  I was stunned with how amazing these waterfalls were! Grand Falls was created from a lava flow from a nearby Merriam Carter that flowed into the river and created a Lava Dam. Sometimes in life we have events that like this lava flow make us feel like we have been cut off, but just like this Waterfall, it is usually the hard times that redirect us that create more beauty than we could have even imagined.  Keep your head up, for every challenge we deal with well in this life is just helping us become more amazing!

360 Google Earth Street View Trail along Edge of Grand Falls Waterfall



Grand Falls is one of those falls that you must catch during Spring Run Off, or after a good storm, for there are times during the year that it can slow to a trickle.  I was very lucky and caught it on a pretty high flow day. For this reason it is best to try and see these falls during MARCH and APRIL so you can see them flowing.  
Grand Falls in the Navajo Nation
Grand Falls in the Navajo Nation 
I love following a local tip, but with following a tip created a few things I soon discovered that I was not really prepared for. 
  • First, I heard about the trail from my daughter who said it was only 30 miles from Flagstaff.  I came from the Utah side.  That put me on a dirt road in the Navajo Nation that I traveled on for about an hour and a half.  I was so grateful I had a full tank of gas. 
  • Second, there is an awesome hike on the SOUTH side down to in front of the bottom of the falls.  There are no bridges or any way to get from the North side to the South side, so I could see this amazing hike, but I could not get to it.  :(



Some people call it a Chocolate Falls, for the faster the run off, the more mud that is in the water creating a almost brown waterfall on high run off days.   As you can see in the above video, the waterfall is definitely brown in color.  I really like how drones though can get such wonderful views of places like this waterfall.  Thanks Dennis Lazau for capturing some amazing views of these falls. 


One of my favorite photos of this Waterfall was done by an amazing Photographer AO Tucker.  Below is one of his photos. He has a wonderful collection of fabulous photos on his website.  Definitely Check it out!



A Video of Grand Falls that I took while I was there. 

360 Images done by 4xFishin from down in front of the waterfalls.

Grand Falls Arizona
Some more Awesome Arial Footage of the Grand Falls

Interesting fact is that Grand Falls is 185 feet tall which is taller than Niagara Falls! 

River above Grand Falls with Gazebo across the way to sit and enjoy the Falls.
River above Grand Falls with Gazebo across the way to sit and enjoy the Falls.

360 Street View Walking Up the River


Grand Falls, Navajo Nation 30 mile NE of Flagstaff Arizona
Grand Falls, Navajo Nation 30 mile NE of Flagstaff Arizona



Grand Falls, Arizona
Grand Falls, Arizona


Grand Falls, Arizona
Grand Falls, Arizona
If you are enjoying this area and want to see more of it in 360 Degrees, Click on the Google Earth Link, then the little Dude in the Corner, then any blue dot or line to see more.  You can also see the Volcano and the Lava Flow that Block the river creating Grand Falls.

If you enjoyed this post and would like to see more Waterfall Hikes, Here are More Waterfall Hikes I think you will also LOVE.

UPPER PROVO RIVER FALLS is one of my Favorite Waterfalls.  It has multiple sets of these short but beautiful waterfalls.  Wonderful Area.  Check it out in 360 Degrees.

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HORSETAIL FALLS is a difficult hike to get close to the Falls, but the whole hike is Beautiful along one of my favorite rivers. Check it out.

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SCOUT FALLS is also one of the Waterfalls that is Best in the Spring, but so worth it!


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BRIDAL VEIL FALLS, PROVO 


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CASCADE FALLS

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UPPER CALF CREEK FALLS ESCALANTE, UTAH


My hubby bought these handy phone pouches that are waterproof and you can use your phone while they are in the pouch.  They are great when you are out around water and want to keep your phone dry.