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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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Beautiful!

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

Reviewed 27 March 2017
Theresa E
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Chicago, Illinois
Best Picnic Area in the Park

Alluvial Fan and Indovalley are my go-to spots for a relaxing picnic spot. My family has been... read more

Reviewed 15 February 2017
Todd G
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Denver, Colorado
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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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"million gallons of water"
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"interesting history"
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"huge boulders"
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"short hike"
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"old fall river road"
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Reviewed 27 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 5 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 20 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 23 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 22 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 19 October 2016

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

Thank yycyycyyc
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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
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Reviewed 25 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
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Reviewed 22 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
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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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