Grand Falls of the Little Colorado

8:43 p.m. on April 15, 2011 (EDT)
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Today a friend and I drove to and hiked around Grand Falls on the Little Colorado River. The falls were created thousands to millions of years ago when lava from a close volcano poured across the river damming it up. Over many thousands or millions of years eventually the river went around the lava dam and eroded thru the navaho sandstone creating the falls.


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In this picture the lava can be seen on the left in shadow, the the Little Colorado seen flowing downsteam to the NE.


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This is from the base of the falls. There is a picnic table shelter seen on the rim above.

The falls are said to be as high as Niagra Falls in NY, but I beg to differ?

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