Bucket List: Chocolate Falls AKA Grand Falls, Northern Arizona

Posted by on May 9, 2017

Visiting Chocolate Falls aka Grand Falls had been a local bucket list item for a long time. When the time opened up I jumped at taking the trip. Located between and Flagstaff and Winslow just outside of Leupp on an eight-mile washboard dirt road. From I-40, 15 miles east of Flagstaff, take exit 211 at

Visiting Chocolate Falls aka Grand Falls had been a local bucket list item for a long time. When the time opened up I jumped at taking the trip. Located between and Flagstaff and Winslow just outside of Leupp on an eight-mile washboard dirt road.

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). Grand Falls can also be accessed from Indian Road 70 (instead of 6910). This road is located 15.0 miles along Leupp Rd (5.3 miles before Road 6910). Follow Road 70 8.4 miles to the same turnoff on the left before the Little Colorado River (Roads 6910 and 70 join together just before the turnoff). I recommend driving along Road 6910 instead of Road 70. Both roads are very rough going and you will need a 4×4 to drive them. But, Road 6910 is much easier going and faster than Road 70.x

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