Everyone In Arizona Must Visit This Epic Waterfall As Soon As Possible
For a place that is famous for its desert environments, most people wouldn’t guess to find any waterfalls within Arizona’s boundaries. But we do have them. A lot of them. Most of these waterfalls typically disguise themselves during the dry months as just another canyon ledge, but once water begins running—either after a storm or when the snow melts—we are often quickly surprised by the power generated by the water that flows over the edge.
One fantastic example of such a location is Grand Falls, located in northern Arizona on the Navajo Nation.
To get to Grand Falls from Flagstaff, you can follow this map or the instructions below as provided by the Navajo Parks and Recreation: “Travel north on U.S. Highway 89, turn right onto Townsend-Winona Road for 8.1 miles, turn left onto County Road 419/Leupp Road, stay on this road for approximately 25 miles; upon coming onto the Navajo reservation just past Milepost 5 turn right north onto Indian Route 70, remain on this dirt and cinder road for 9 miles until you come to the falls.”
Please keep in mind that accessing this area through the dirt roads can be rough, so it’s advised that you drive an appropriate vehicle.
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Monica is a Diné freelance writer and the Arizona staff writer for Only In Your State. In addition to writing, she also enjoys taking photos, running, and weaving. She currently lives in Phoenix with her boyfriend and their herd of cats.