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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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Quite a fun place - one that is easy to overlook

As there have already been a good number of Alluvial Fan photos posted, browsing those should... read more

Reviewed 24 October 2016
bbodb1
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Columbus
The Result of the power of water

Thi alluvial fan was originally created by an earthen dam breaking in the 1980's. The Flood of... read more

Reviewed 23 October 2016
TeacherDoris
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Fort Collins, Colorado
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“lawn lake” (19 reviews)
“parking lot” (28 reviews)
“on the rocks” (13 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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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

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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
Reviewed 20 October 2016

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

Thank yycyycyyc
Reviewed 12 October 2016

Climbing the stones and boulders left behind by the glacier is a very unique experience unlike the regular hiking. Lots of fun for kids and adults. Get to soak your feet in the refreshing water cascading down.

Thank Timothy S
Reviewed 26 September 2016

You need to stop here when riding through Rocky Mountain Nat'l Park!! This will be one of your first stops and it's an easy walk to the falls from the East Parking Lot. You should also read the story board to learn what happened here...More

Thank J E
Reviewed 23 September 2016

I am always drawn to this area. Maybe it's not as pretty as it was after the Lawn Lake Flood, but if you were here before the 2013 flood you can really appreciate the force needed to move all of that rock around. Easy trail...More

Thank aspenglen4
Reviewed 15 September 2016

Seeing the result of flooding water and the size of the boulders moved by the water is amazing. A great sideline stop on a Trail Ridge Road trip.

Thank GeorgeRow
Reviewed 13 September 2016

It is a very quick little hike into the park or for even a "Drive By". Great spot for Pictures with the Family as well :)

Thank fuzzerone
Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

Nice place to just sit and let the sounds of the water relax you. Kids enjoyed climbing on the rocks.

Thank Emily B
Reviewed 2 September 2016

This isn't the most scenic place in Rocky Mountain National Park, but my kids loved scrambling around on the rocks and going back and forth across the river. After completing a couple of more difficult hikes, they loved having an easy destination where they could...More

Thank Chris K
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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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