On The Rocks – Grand Falls

Hey everyone, welcome to On The Rocks! I’m your trail guide, Claudia Collins. I’m taking you along on my adventures as I check hikes, waterfalls, and other outdoor activities off of my Arizona bucket list. Today we’re heading to Grand Falls located in the Navajo Nation in the Painted Desert. 

The falls is also known as “chocolate falls” similarly to Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory. However, you don’t need a golden ticket for entry, just a pair of hiking boots. A high clearance vehicle may be necessary to travel the 9-mile access road to the falls. Once you reach the end of the gravel road you will park near the edge of the canyon. Enjoy spectacular views and a bit of scrambling to reach the base of the falls!