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Alluvial Fan

Old Fall River Rd, About 3 Mi West of the Fall River Entrance Station, Rocky Mountain National Park, CO
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Be there early or be prepared for a crowd...

My second trip to RMNP and somehow I missed Alluvial Fan the first time round. Must be the somewhat... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
charlieson3
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Southampton, United Kingdom
Trail Reconstruction Has Begun!

When I was in RMNP the first week of October, park employees were in the process of removing the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
fv1989
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Windsor, Colorado
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Old Fall River Rd, About 3 Mi West of the Fall River Entrance Station, Rocky Mountain National Park, CO
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My second trip to RMNP and somehow I missed Alluvial Fan the first time round. Must be the somewhat dreary sounding name. It's a very large waterfall/cascade within a boulder field, making it easy to clamber over and explore, in a way that you can't...More

Thank charlieson3
Reviewed 1 week ago

When I was in RMNP the first week of October, park employees were in the process of removing the old broken up trail from the east side of the Alluvial Fan. I knew that RMNP and the Rocky Mountain Conservancy were planning to rebuild the...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an amazing quick little adventure. We went late in the evening on a weekday and there wasn't a soul in sight . It was simply amazing to be all alone exploring this area. Careful rocks are slippery :) but don't let let fright...More

Thank Kristy G
Reviewed 11 September 2017

Along the Fall River Road this stop is very scenic and interesting area. The falls are beautiful and the alluvial deposits create interesting landscape. Although we parked at the east parking lot but I suggesting park at west parking lot if you find parking there....More

Thank Tulika_sac
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

Did this easy walk from the east parking lot with a 2.5 yr old toddler. Parked on the east lot which as others have noted is smaller. The walk provided our toddler the opportunity to climb some small stepped stones and get comfortable with the...More

1  Thank RayMcCoy
Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

This was our first stop in RMNP when we arrived from airport! Good thing to do as we wanted to get acclimated to altitude before a longer hike. We climbed on all the boulders up to the area you can swim if you are brave...More

Thank Valori H
Reviewed 25 August 2017

This is easy to find and access in the park. The short hike from the stream to the falls is like a moonscape of rock the stream and the falls are easy to access. My advice is to go to the west parking lot. There...More

Thank wandersfar
Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

We did it twice. Parking on east side is limited. West side is much bigger with a restroom. It's not accessible for disabled people due to damaged path. NP authority should fix that path so everyone can enjoy Fan. Our disabled son was able to...More

1  Thank Bozena S
Reviewed 15 August 2017

We wanted to get a closer look at this Fan but the road was closed. You will have to vie wthe Alluvial Fan from the Beaver Ponds lookout or the Rainbow Curve.

Thank hd452016
Reviewed 14 August 2017

We had heard that we should visit the Alluvial Fan, but we weren't prepared for how neat it would be! It was our first stop as we made our way up the Old Fall River Road. I was only planning on spending 30 minutes or...More

Thank brightestblue
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Calcutta-girl
18 June 2016|
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Response from fv1989 | Reviewed this property |
Endovalley Road to the Alluvial Fan from highway 34 is a two way road and you can backtrack to highway 34 after visiting the Alluvial Fan. It is a google maps error that indicates you must travel Old Fall River Road to get... More
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Brian P
8 June 2016|
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Response from fv1989 | Reviewed this property |
If you enter the Fall River Entrance to RMNP, the Alluvial Fan is about 3 miles from this entrance. You will see the right hand turn off highway 34 onto Endovalley Road. There is a sign. You can download the official RMNP... More
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Calcutta-girl
1 November 2015|
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Response from FamilytravelTX | Reviewed this property |
It's a short drive back to Estes Park, passing the Fall River Visitor Center on your way.
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