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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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Windsor, Colorado
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77 reviews 77 reviews
16 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

Frankly, I am surprised that RMNP has not closed this area due to the very dangerous conditions. Children under age 10, elderly or anyone with any difficulty walking and maintaining their balance while negotiating rocks and flood debris should avoid the Alluvial Fan area. It is NOT safe. We did negotiate our way through the debris to the sign telling... More

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East Moline Il
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

The recent flood have once again changed this area. I have only seen the results of the recent flooding from a distance since the area was damaged by the floods. The west parking lot was covered with debris. The park was adversely effected by the government shutdown so they had not had a chance to work on it by the... More

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Missouri
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

This is an excellent area to plan a picnic lunch...combined with some sight seeing and light rock climbing. For anyone wanting to experience RMNP, but who cannot hike or deal with rugged terrain, this is an excellent location to visit. The picnic area is shady and pleasant too. The only downside was the number of people...parking was tight...and dozens of... More

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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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133 reviews 133 reviews
34 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

We visited this area last month when we were in Rocky Mountain National Park. We had a nice little hike. The area was very interesting with great rocks and plants. Just seeing the power of the flood that formed this area is educational.

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Berthoud, Colorado
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

We go here every time we enter the RMNP - love climbing on the rocks around the waterfalls. On Labor Day weekend it was exceedingly crowded but we managed to co-exist!

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Arlington, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

A great spot for kids to get a feeling for the natural forces that create beauty. It was formed by a water/landslide that happened in the recent past. The hike up to it is easy and our kids loved taking pictures and wading in the water.

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Denver, PA
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105 reviews 105 reviews
29 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

Awesome and a short walk to see this sight. Beautiful waterfall and rushing waters. Well maintained walkways. Consider taking Old Fall Road to Alpine after this.

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013 via mobile

Such a cool place to walk around and imagine all those rocks and trees thundering down the mountain. We went early in the morning and had the whole place to ourselves. Just the sounds of birds and water. Was hoping to see some bighorns. Saw deer and turkeys. A must stop in RMNP

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Crown Point, Indiana
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64 reviews 64 reviews
37 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

I did a lot of research and read many sources before I took this vacation and none of them truly explained what a Beautiful spot this is! They kept explaining how this was basically a big pile of rocks deposited when an upper-level lake gave way, but mostly failed to mention that in addition to the wonderful rocks, there is... More

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Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

This place is beautiful...loved climbing next to the falls. At one point I snapped a pic of the kids walking above the clouds. Make sure to wear sturdy shoes that you don't mind getting wet!

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