I drive to the alluvial fan every time I am in Estes. The water falls and cascading stream are beautiful and a bonus is that there are greenback cutthroat trout in the stream...small but fun to catch. Another bonus are some very old pine trees that cry out for pictures looking strait up the trunk. Interesting shot in black and white. Kids seem to enjoy scrambling over the boulders, but can skin a knee if not careful. Elk can usually be seen in the meadow below.