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Address: Fall River Rd., about 3 mi from the Fall River entrance station, Rocky Mountain National Park, CO

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What a change!

Wow, what a change can happen after the flood of 2013. Have been coming here for 27 years and this was unbelievable, but beautiful. Bridges are gone. New road in spots. River... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 30, 2014
Sherry B
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Bridge City, Texas
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Bridge City, Texas
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132 reviews 132 reviews
50 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Wow, what a change can happen after the flood of 2013. Have been coming here for 27 years and this was unbelievable, but beautiful. Bridges are gone. New road in spots. River rerouted. This fan was formed in 1982 by a flood & now the regrowth will begin again. This is a must see area. The west side is now... More 

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Wichita
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51 reviews 51 reviews
17 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

My husband and I have visited the Alluvial Fan every year since we started coming to the park and it never fails to impress. It's such a peaceful place and yet, so loud at the same time. It's always remarkable to see tiny people climbing over the car-sized boulders to get a better, higher view and it's really an easy... More 

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Denver
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381 reviews 381 reviews
158 attraction reviews
142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

This fan has been built by a flood long ago from a dam breach up at Lawn Lake and more recently by the floods of 2013. It's almost like looking at a moonscape. It's amazing to look at the size of some of the rocks and simply the sheer mass of silt and dirt and realize it's all been carried... More 

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Copalis Beach, Washington
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50 reviews 50 reviews
28 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

My Wife and I got Married at the Alluvial Fan October 2012 it has changed due to the floods in 2013 but still well worth the short hike

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Kansas City, Missouri
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Never knew rocks could be this large ----- gorgeous area, but the power of nature is really seen. Don't need a lot of time to see all this, but worth the time as every other area of RMNP.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The hike to the Alluvial Fan was fairly easy and the scenery was great. We went in the mid-morning and it was already a bit crowded, but not enough to bother us or discourage me from recommending a visit.

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Sugar Land
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123 attraction reviews
308 helpful votes 308 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

this was our one detour from Trail Ridge Road. Our time in RMNP was very short, but this was totally worth seeing. Beautiful and different and what a story about it's creation. Kids will like seeing this.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Alluvial Fan barely exist anymore! Alluvial Fan parking is GONE! We parked where the sign CLOSED asphalt road. Got off our car & followed the road... that don't exist! You can hear rushing water as you approached the damage Alluvial Fan parking. The 2013 Colorado flood extensively damage this area where Alluvial Fan Falls supposed to be. We crossed the... More 

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Mobile, Alabama
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40 reviews 40 reviews
23 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

The alluvial fan is located in the northern part of the Rocky Mountain National Park, on the Fall River Road which has been closed for some time. The fan was caused by debris washed down from the mountains. It is fun to scramble across the boulders and get a feel for the power of Nature to move incredible amounts of... More 

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Tecumseh, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Just a few hundred feet from the parking lot you'll find the road washed out and you will find a sea of large boulders filling the river valley. Though the small river still rushes by, it's hard to imagine the raging torrents which tossed these boulders down the mountain side leaving a path of destruction in it's wake. Take some... More 

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