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Alluvial Fan

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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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One of the greatest "playgrounds" in the park

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

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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Dodge City, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

I learned about the lawn lake dam break in college and found actually being at the alluvial fan to be very fascinating. I wished I had the time on the trip to hike all the way up to lawn lake. The hike to the alluvial fan is a short walk with mostly good paths and very interesting flora. The falls... More 

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Lake Ozark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

The pictures don't really convey the extent of the height you are able to climb here. You can kick back and enjoy the lower stream or be as adventurous as you dare. Would feel very uncomfortable with young children not willing to stay right by your side, however. There isn't a definite climbing path. Everyone kind of has to find... More 

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Western NC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Makes you realize the power of nature. Walking through boulders carried down mountain by flood to see the falls at top is something to do if you can physically do it.

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Amarillo, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015 via mobile

The first part of the trail is very steep; however, it is paved. The rest of the hike to the waterfall is less steep, but it is a bit rocky. The hike is not very long, but it is up out and down return, so that makes the hike much easier. Once you get there, you're at the base of... More 

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Bridge City, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Well this is the first time to see the fan in the summer time since the flood. BIG difference. River is rerouted. Still a beautiful place. You need to stop here and see the damage and the beauty.

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