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Address: Old Fall River Rd, About 3 Mi West of the Fall River Entrance Station, Rocky Mountain National Park, CO

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Amazing to imagine

We climbed up the west side quite a ways. This was not only fun to do for our group aged 9 to 50, but also amazing as you think about the power of the floods that created this.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 July 2016
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Fargo, North Dakota
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Fargo, North Dakota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

We climbed up the west side quite a ways. This was not only fun to do for our group aged 9 to 50, but also amazing as you think about the power of the floods that created this.

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Lafayette, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

There is parking on the east and west sides of this waterfall. We went mid-June and the water was really rushing. The hike to the fan is short, but there are some steps and small rocks to navigate. It was busy, so if you want to take photographs without any people on them, I would recommend coming really early.

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Fort Wayne
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

Our three generation family visited the alluvial fan. It's history is interesting. We enjoyed the rock formations and climbing possibilities there. However, the real bonus was the bighorn sheep that provided entertainment for some time. It's mating season and the bighorn sheep were dueling for status. There was also a flock of sheep higher up in the hills that we... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016

The water was full due to snow melt still occurring. I don't know if later in the summer it is this full. Popular - there were many people that climbed up to see it. We went up on the east side, but there were people on the west side where it looked to be an easier, if not a bit... More 

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Springfield, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

This incredible area on the Old Fall River Road changes every year. Sometimes the gigantic waterfall is one enormous surge of water, and other times rocks fall blocking the water and dividing the flow. In order to get to the main waterfall this summer, we parked in the lot, and then walked down the road a little way and began... More 

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Lake Zurich, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

This place is fantastic! There are rocks to cling, places to hide, and water! My 11 year old son loved climbing up the embankment,mover boulders, under boulders, and digging through the small pebbles. My 15 year old daughter climbed up a large Boulder and enjoyed the view for quite some time. There are two parking lots, East and West. We... More 

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Mobile, Alabama
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016 via mobile

My 8yo thoroughly enjoyed this stop, as did my wife and I. It's a very short trip from either parking lot on each side of the falls, although the path is extremely damaged and rocky, so watch your ankles climbing over the rocky path. We were there on a hot day, and the cool water felt amazing. The current is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016 via mobile

While this is a short hike, it is worth it. It's very rocky and can get slippery when rainy. Love the sound of rushing water and one can climb to the top left side of the falls (left when you are facing the falls) and take a lot of gorgeous pictures.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016

We had not heard about this being created back in 1982. Lawn Lake broke through the terminal Moraine that had been there since the last ice age. The result is this alluvial fan. You can walk across a lot of it. There are picnic areas and some nice views of the valley from higher up. If you drive up Trail... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016

Necessary for any visit to Rocky Mountain National Park. Aside from the historical importance in relation to several floods, bighorn sheep can be viewed semi-regularly, and the exposed rock is interesting, and filled with pyrite and other diverse minerals. The hike is easy but potentially problematic for small children, and the elderly.

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