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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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beautiful scenery

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2014
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Sugar Land
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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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38 helpful votes 38 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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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
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4 helpful votes 4 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 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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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
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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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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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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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