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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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My boys favorite hike

My young boys loved this hike since they could climb all over the rocks. What an amazing waterfall to be so close to the road.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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Springfield, Missouri, United States
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Springfield, Missouri, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

My young boys loved this hike since they could climb all over the rocks. What an amazing waterfall to be so close to the road.

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west creek,nj
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Nice easy hike to a beautiful waterfall. Make sure you read the history very interesting. Hang out have fun find a boulder to climb on!

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

This is a beautiful setting for walking hikes and picnic lunches to more adventurous climbing on the rocks along the waterfall. Great views of the surrounding valley from the rocks above. The second parking lot is closer to the water, but tends to get crowded because of this.

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Highland, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

This was our first visit to RMNP, and the Alluvial Fan was our favorite destination. It had a little bit of hiking (easy distance, rocky terrain), and an incredible waterfall. You can climb all over the alluvial fan, so it was great for kids that had been in the car for a while, and the views were spectacular.

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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This is an awesome area to see and explore no matter how many times you can visit. There are multiple areas to climbs the rocks, explore the running stream and mountain beauty in all directions.

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Orland Park, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Alluvial Fan is one of my favorite places to visit in RMNP. It has a completely different look and feel than the rest of the park to me. The flood of 2013 changed the look and course of the river. Nature is so powerful. Seeing the loud raging waterfall is amazing. The boulder/rock area at the bottom of the falls... More 

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Wabash, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

After many days of hiking, my kids were thrilled with this short hike! They are 6 and 3 and throwing rocks and climbing around was the highlight of our trip to rmnp for them. A must do with kids, and it is very pretty right now!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

The east parking lot's (first alluvial fan lot one comes to) trail apparently got washed out in the flood two years ago. With all the rain this week, the waterfall was extraordinary and raging. Always a great quick stop for us when visiting the park. Easy to maneuver with kids.

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Really cool, raging river. It was fascinating to realize the amount of damage caused here years ago to wash out the road! We did both east and west sides: the west side is longer and has more to see, but the east side has the best views.

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Pittsburgh
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

The Alluvial Fan is a very pretty, multi-level waterfall that cascades down the mountainside over a huge boulder field. There are two different parking areas, one with picnic facilities and restrooms, and both offer a trail to the waterfall. The hike to see the falls close up is fairly easy but you will need to navigate Boulder fields regardless of... More 

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Address: Old Fall River Rd, About 3 Mi West of the Fall River Entrance Station, Rocky Mountain National Park, CO
Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Rocky Mountain National Park

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