Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Grand Falls

At 185 ft high, Grand Falls is actually higher than Niagara Falls (167 ft), however, nearly no one knows about them. Located on the Navajo Reservation, about 45 miles northeast of Flagstaff, the Falls are part of the Little Colorado River, a tributary of the Colorado River which carved out the Grand Canyon. Also called Chocolate Falls because of its dark brownish color, the Falls carry tons of silt over its edge every minute.

It was very difficult to capture the real size of Grand Falls in my photographs, but in this one cars can be seen parked at the top of the Falls in the top right of the photograph. This gives you some idea of the immensity of Grand Falls. Unfortunately, the Falls aren't always running. Only during early Spring, when the snow on the nearby mountains starts to melt and sometimes during the Summer monsoon season is there water passing over the edge of the Falls. So if you plan a trip out there, do your best to time it right so you can enjoy the full effect of Grand Falls.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for pointing out the cars - it really helped to give it the right perspective.

Jim said...

Maybe its nice that the falls are not as well known as Niagara. Let it keep its natural beauty.