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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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

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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23 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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
16 helpful votes 16 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
33 helpful votes 33 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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Linn Creek, Missouri
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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274 reviews 274 reviews
143 attraction reviews
100 helpful votes 100 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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