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Alluvial Fan

Fall River Rd., about 3 mi from the Fall River entrance station, Rocky Mountain National Park, CO
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Geologic Formations
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Houston, Texas
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42 reviews 42 reviews
6 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

It was amazing to compare the alluvial fan we bouldered last year to this year. The bridge is gone (actually it is underwater). The sidewalk is partially missing. Gravel is everywhere. It shows how powerful nature is!

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Dallas
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37 reviews 37 reviews
19 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Water is easily accessible from this place and has very nice picture spots. The restroom next to this spot was the cleanest in RMNP.

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Linn Creek, Missouri
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Amazing to see how destructive water can be. For a good workout, climb the outer edge of the water falls as far as you want. Great photo ops!!

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Louisville, Kentucky
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265 reviews 265 reviews
138 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

If you want to see Mother nature at her best this is a must see when you visit the park. Depending on the weather be prepared to find it difficult to get to. Sometimes the parking lot can be inaccessible so check with a Ranger for information before you go.

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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6 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

A visit to the AF this year was quite different, but pretty all the same. Amazing to see how the power of water can change something so drastically. DO NOT miss the chance to see how it's changed. The west pkg lot is inaccessible, but just park in the east lot and walk up to see everything. They've pushed back... More

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Denver, Colorado
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

I never got to see the Alluvial Fan before the flood but this place is incredible. It is now a massive waterfall and is well worth the short walk. The paved path is practically gone and requires a little maneuvering around rocks and boulders now. I hope they make a new trail that will go up further so you can... More

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Lenexa
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173 reviews 173 reviews
31 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

The September 2013 flood devastated this area of RMNP. As of June 2014, the access road is blocked off just past the east parking area for the alluvial fan. Even worse, the trail from that parking area up to the waterfall was also virtually totally destroyed by the flood. We hiked up there anyway to get closer to the waterfall... More

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Eaton, Colorado
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

The Flood of 2013 has changed the Alluvial Fan again. I is amazing to see how nature changes things. The area was really starting to make a strong after the 1982 flood. I hope that RMNP does not try to make any changes to this current look of the area. Its nature at work, and big work it did. The... More

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Top Contributor
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

My 8 yr old is practically OBSESSED with rocks so he really loved clambering over all of the stones and finding treasures. I practically had to flip him upside down before we left to make sure he hadn't squirreled any away to take home. The map and the rangers may say that the road is closed but it's not completely... More

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Loveland, Colorado, United States
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51 reviews 51 reviews
13 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Since a recent flood last year, the character and river-bed of the Alluvial Fan on Old Fall River Road in RMNP has changed, but it is still a very beautiful place. Climbing over the big boulders is always fun and the hike to Lawn Lake above the Fan is great!

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