Grand Falls, Arizona


Grand Falls is one of Arizona's best kept secrets. It's on the Little Colorado River not too far from the town of Flagstaff. The falls were created when a lava flow filled the canyon that the river flowed through. The river was forced to flow around the toe of the lava flow and drop back into the canyon further downstream. Grand Falls is 185 feet (56 m) high, which makes it higher than Niagara Falls. There is little water flow for most of the year, but the spring snowmelt can bring a torrent of water that makes the falls spectacular for a few weeks.

Photographer: Rick Scott
Date: 2 April 2010
Camera: Canon EOS 40D digital camera
Lens: Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L USM IS at 35mm
Exposure: 2 seconds at f/22
Camera Mode: ISO 100 RAW
Software: Adobe Photoshop CS5 for RAW conversion and image processing.

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Updated: 15 May 2011