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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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Alluvial Fan

Easy hike to get here and enjoyed some good pictures at the fan. Watch your steps on the way and enjoy.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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Winter Haven, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

In 1982 Lawn Lake's natural retainer let loose resulting in 29 million gallons of water descending down the mountainside to the valley below taking with it full grown trees and car sized boulders along with tons of other stones and debris. In doing so it created an amazing 42 acre alluvial fan. The waters rushed on to Estes Park submerging... More 

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Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Easy hike to get here and enjoyed some good pictures at the fan. Watch your steps on the way and enjoy.

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Iowa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

It changed yet again! Last Falls heavy rains sure caused this to change the course. No more ped. bridge as it has boulders on it and looks like a water fall now. Also gone is the sidewalk on the left hand side that led to it. Still amazing to see but not as easy for many to see up close.... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We had 30-45 minutes before a commitment and we were referred to this area for a quick visit - very glad we were! This area has an amazing recent history (1984). Beautiful!

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St. Louis, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Read up on this before you see it - nature is soooo powerful! Look for it as you drive up the highway to the Alpine Visitor Center (White Rocks) You get a good perspective of the power of this Alluvial Fan.

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Columbus, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

I have been going to Rocky Mountain Nat'l park since I was a child and I never get tired of going to the Alluvial Fan. It offers climbing on rocks, wildlife viewing, hiking, picnicking and cooling off in the stream. I would recommend this for children and adults that love to scramble around, pick up rocks, build dams and just... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We visited on a Friday morning with 6 children and 6 adults. The hike up to the waterfall is rocky, but manageable. When we got to the water area (stream and falls), the kids were ecstatic! They loved exploring the assorted sized rocks and dipped their feet in the frigid water. We spent at least an hour there with them,... More 

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Lichfield
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Despite the loss of life the story of how the alluvial fan was created is really interesting and the site itself is worth a detour. A chance to see how nature can shape the landscape.

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Hillsboro, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Interesting rock formation and story. Created by upstream dam failure. The hiking path is short but has significant damage from recent flood.

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Lindenhurst, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

A beautiful place to hike up and above the water fall and come down the other side. a lot of rocks in a variety of sizes with some slick logs to climb on to get you across the water fall. Very peaceful place. We saw some folks fishing there ( not catching much). Can be a bit of a climb... More 

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