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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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Very cool family area.

Nice couple of safeR places for kids to dip their toes in the cool water. Interesting history in how it impacted and flooded Estes Park.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
John M
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Atlanta, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Interesting but if you are limited on time I would suggest other hikes than this - just drive by it or check it out on one of the overlooks on Trail Ridge Road

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Nice couple of safeR places for kids to dip their toes in the cool water. Interesting history in how it impacted and flooded Estes Park.

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Thank John M
Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fun to hop over boulders and enjoy the valley view. Easy access from car lot. A different kind of hike – not a steep all-day affair, and not a handicapped-accessible, stroll. Fun for an hour a lot two, depending on how adventurous you are at climbing up the waterfall.

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Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Take a few moments to visit the Alluvial Fan, it's mot the kind of thing you see very often. It's close to the road and you can spend a a few minutes there or take a longer hike if you wish.

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Thank FamilyTraveler5811
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Two major floods in the park created this giant boulder field/waterfall. Lots of people go here and play in the water but that was too cold for me! We hiked around on the boulders instead. Got some great pics! There's a nice little picnic area nearby too -- we had lunch there before we started our hike.

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Thank Mellisa H
Norwalk, Iowa, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved the Alluvial Fan. Lots of exploring and bouldering to be had. Great scenery and views! It's good for all ages. If you can't climb you can still view it and walk around. If you are agile you can climb up quite a ways and see the scenery.

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Thank Mike H
Gladstone, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I feel like every review of everything we did at RMNP uses the word "beautiful"! Alluvial Fan is no different. Quick and easy hike from the parking lot to the water fall. Just breathtaking beautiful. Our kids climbed up the rocks to the top.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 199 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

See the Alluvial Fan from above, if other hiking trails have captured your attention during your visit to RMNP.

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Ogden, Utah, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very short hike across rocks to get closer to the waterfall, which you can see from the road. For the more adventurous, you can keep going and climb the large boulder to get close to the top. you can park on either side of the river, but the east parking lot seemed to have a smoother trail and a sign... More 

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virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My family was short on time and a park ranger suggested this to us. I'm so glad he did. It was an easy easy hike with our kiddos (3,5,10) and ended as a beautiful waterfall. We let the little ones play in the water while (w/ my husband watching on) while my oldest and I climbed across the small flat... More 

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