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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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Loved this hike

Really enjoyed this home up the rocks. A lot of challenging rivers crossings to make it exciting. Climbing the rocks to the top was fun as well. You can also just have a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 11, 2015
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Fort Collins, Colorado
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

The fall of 2013 floods wiped out a lot of the trail and repairs are still in the planning stage. It is a nice place to stop for lunch and see the power of rivers and rains. In the fall, you can walk Old Fall River Road with you leashed dog which is usually not allowed in Rocky Mountain National... More 

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carmel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Really enjoyed this home up the rocks. A lot of challenging rivers crossings to make it exciting. Climbing the rocks to the top was fun as well. You can also just have a easy hike as well. To me this was one of the best spots in the park.

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Bridge City, Texas
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135 reviews 135 reviews
52 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 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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52 reviews 52 reviews
19 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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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217 attraction reviews
174 helpful votes 174 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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55 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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16 helpful votes 16 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
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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
309 helpful votes 309 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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