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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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Kansas City, Missouri
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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364 reviews 364 reviews
121 attraction reviews
298 helpful votes 298 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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
19 helpful votes 19 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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Dallas, TX
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This is one of the places we visit each year when we're in RMNP. Before last fall's floods, we'd have a great time wading in the water, climbing on the rocks and boulders, and making our way to the top of the easily accessible falls. When we first saw the AV last Thanksgiving after the floods, it was sad to... More

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USA
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

The Lawn Lake Flood in 1983, created the Alluvial Fan. The road was rebuilt and parking added. The river's course was changed by 2013's flood. Much of the road to this place had been destroyed. It will be closed for August, 2014, as repairs are begun.

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Houston, Texas
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42 reviews 42 reviews
6 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

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
19 helpful votes 19 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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