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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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Enjoy to your ability

My teenage sons really enjoy climbing the rocks here. I do too, but don't go as far as they do. I... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Linda F
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Lakewood, Colorado
The power of nature unleashed

A short hike from the parking area and we were walking over a field of boulders, climbing as we... read more

Reviewed 13 November 2017
Escape-overseas
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Stevenage, United Kingdom
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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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"all ages"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My teenage sons really enjoy climbing the rocks here. I do too, but don't go as far as they do. I stop much more often to take in the awesome beauty of this place and try capturing it in photos. I look forward to the...More

1  Thank Linda F
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Reviewed 13 November 2017 via mobile

A short hike from the parking area and we were walking over a field of boulders, climbing as we went, following the water course flowing down the mountain. Boulders of every size, fallen tree trunks and general river born debris give realisation to the tremendous...More

Thank Escape-overseas
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Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

All the rocks in the Alluvial Fan came from a fan that burst in the 80's. The results are a large boulder field with water running through it. My husband and I spent quite a bit of time climbing on the rocks and taking some...More

1  Thank bzymom22
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Reviewed 29 October 2017

This hike is a very quick foray into the beginnings of the National Park. It's a neat experience to see what nature was able to do, both in it's destructive power, and in it's ability to come back to life and take over. Pretty soon...More

Thank lord-xeon
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Reviewed 23 October 2017

The alluvial fan was formed when a natural dam formed in the ice age broke through in July 1982. It released 29-million gallons of water and flooded Estes Park, 4 miles away, with 6 feet of mud and water. Boulders were washed down the size...More

Thank Paul D
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Reviewed 14 October 2017

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
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Reviewed 13 October 2017

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

Thank fv1989
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Reviewed 30 September 2017

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
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Reviewed 10 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

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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
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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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