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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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Great visit

Alluvial fan is beautiful and an easy hike even with a 4 year. Nice to see the attraction with... read more

Reviewed 30 May 2017
almarcusp23
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Alluvial Fan

Funny name for a waterfall but? In 2013 Lawn lake that was up in the mountains failed and 29... read more

Reviewed 20 May 2017
Lisa J
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Plant City, Florida
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“lawn lake” (19 reviews)
“parking lot” (28 reviews)
“on the rocks” (14 reviews)
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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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"lawn lake"
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"parking lot"
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"on the rocks"
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"debris field"
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"tree trunks"
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"million gallons of water"
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"interesting history"
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"huge boulders"
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"interesting place"
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"picnic area"
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"short hike"
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"old fall river road"
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"great for kids"
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"beautiful falls"
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"west side"
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Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

Alluvial fan is beautiful and an easy hike even with a 4 year. Nice to see the attraction with plenty of water flowing down.

1  Thank almarcusp23
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Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

Funny name for a waterfall but? In 2013 Lawn lake that was up in the mountains failed and 29 million gallons of water came rumbling down the mountain side taking everything with it. What was left was a 42 acre alluvial fan. The tops of...More

2  Thank Lisa J
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Reviewed 13 April 2017

We had a nice little picnic and restroom stop here at the Alluvial Fan. There are trails from both sides that lead up to the waterfall. The trail is not readily marked in some places and requires a little bit of talent to choose the...More

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Reviewed 28 March 2017

Awesome place to visit. Bring comfortable shoes and explore! There's also a picnic area you can use to relax and enjoy lunch.

Thank Theresa E
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Reviewed 15 February 2017

Alluvial Fan and Indovalley are my go-to spots for a relaxing picnic spot. My family has been coming here for years and I always make a stop here. It's changed over the years with floods and reconstruction, but its still an amazing spot. There is...More

1  Thank Todd G
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Reviewed 6 December 2016

I have studied this disaster for years in geology and natural hazards classes. Truly amazing and unable to imagine the force of the water and extent of distruction unless you go and see the size and quantity of boulders. The fall is beautiful and massive!

Thank MellieinTexas
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Reviewed 21 November 2016

Get out and explore Alluvial Fan. In addition to an interesting place, it is also a great place for photo taking.

Thank LV_Lee
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Reviewed 24 October 2016

As there have already been a good number of Alluvial Fan photos posted, browsing those should provide anyone with a good idea of the experiences that can be had at this location. I'm offering this post to remind you that from the descriptions provided, it...More

2  Thank bbodb1
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Reviewed 23 October 2016

Thi alluvial fan was originally created by an earthen dam breaking in the 1980's. The Flood of 2013 renewed and refreshed this fan and changed the area once again. It is a geologic erosional marvel that is easy to see and enjoy. It is more...More

Thank TeacherDoris
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Reviewed 20 October 2016

A small yet highly informative exhibit, describing the creation of the geomorphological feature -- alluvial fans.

Thank yycyycyyc
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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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