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Our first thought was, what happened? But it's still there, you just have to look for it.

When we first arrived here, it looked like they tore the waterfall and stream all out because of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
NEKansasBob
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Hoyt
Very cool site in The Rockies!

I was able to climb halfway up. Great view from up there. I’d never seen in person an alluvial fan... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
wowalake7
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Gallatin, TN
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Old Fall River Rd, About 3 Mi West of the Fall River Entrance Station, Rocky Mountain National Park, CO
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Reviewed 1 week ago

When we first arrived here, it looked like they tore the waterfall and stream all out because of the floods. We couldn't see the waterfall, the bridge was gone and there was just a small stream among large boulders and a rocky parking lot. Nothing...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was able to climb halfway up. Great view from up there. I’d never seen in person an alluvial fan. Worth the side trip.

Thank wowalake7
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had no idea what an alluvial fan was until we saw it. Very interesting and well worth the hike. We liked it so much we actually hiked from both parking lots and did a great rock scramble to get closer to the top. I...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

All it is is a load of boulders washed down the river in a flood some years ago which are all scattered on the river banks. Unless you are passing on the 34 /36 circular road trip I would not bother to go especially otherwise.

Thank geoffviking
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is near the top of the two way portion of the Old Fall River road. This is the remains of an earthen dam that broke with a boom 40 years ago. Great Little Rock scramble and a modest water falls.

Thank David M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you are interested in a short walk to an interesting view of historical mountain flood plain this is great. In 1982 an earthen dam broke holding an alpine lake, flooding the area and killing a couple of campers down stream and into Estes Park....More

Thank cmarquet2018
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Alluvial Fan is the product of a flood in 1982 which resulted when an earthen dam built in the 30's failed. The gorge and waterfall attest to the incredible power of water. That flood even changed the course of Roaring Creek. Then in 2013, a...More

Thank annjh
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hiking next to flowing water on the rocks is the best! Granted this isn't one of your more difficult hikes that take you to lakes, but this was a good, short morning excursion for us instead of going to an overcrowded Bear Lake/Emerald Lake trail...More

Thank Kaushal D
Reviewed September 10, 2018

The Alluvial fan is a great spot to scamble over some rocks, play in the stream or just take some pictures. A short hike from the parking lot will get you to a an overlook area and from there many adventures await.

Thank JLPeterson58
Reviewed September 2, 2018

Found out about this just from talking to someone at bear lake. We got there in the morning, and had the place to ourselves. Was getting crowded, and when we were leaving there were a couple tour jeeps there. It was just a short little...More

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Calcutta-girl
June 18, 2016|
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Response from fv1989 | Reviewed this property |
Endovalley Road to the Alluvial Fan from highway 34 is a two way road and you can backtrack to highway 34 after visiting the Alluvial Fan. It is a google maps error that indicates you must travel Old Fall River Road to get... More
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Brian P
June 8, 2016|
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Response from fv1989 | Reviewed this property |
If you enter the Fall River Entrance to RMNP, the Alluvial Fan is about 3 miles from this entrance. You will see the right hand turn off highway 34 onto Endovalley Road. There is a sign. You can download the official RMNP... More
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