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Alluvial Fan

Old Fall River Rd, About 3 Mi West of the Fall River Entrance Station, Rocky Mountain National Park, CO
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We wanted to get a closer look at this Fan but the road was closed. You will have to vie wthe... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
hd452016
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Tulsa, Oklahoma
Fun for kids and adults!

We had heard that we should visit the Alluvial Fan, but we weren't prepared for how neat it would... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
brightestblue
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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  • Very good23%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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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 5 days ago

We wanted to get a closer look at this Fan but the road was closed. You will have to vie wthe Alluvial Fan from the Beaver Ponds lookout or the Rainbow Curve.

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Reviewed 6 days ago

We had heard that we should visit the Alluvial Fan, but we weren't prepared for how neat it would be! It was our first stop as we made our way up the Old Fall River Road. I was only planning on spending 30 minutes or...More

Thank brightestblue
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had so much fun here with our 6 yr old daughter! (Took her when she was 4 also and it was great then, too.) Lots of boulders to climb on, can wade around in the creek if you don't mind the cold water, short...More

Thank Angela E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I'll leave it to the other reviewers to describe how the fan came to be. The best aspect of the fan for families with young kids is that the hike to the fan is short and over a good trail and that the boulders are...More

Thank DukeOKC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We accidentally ended up here because the ranger-led hike we planned to do got cancelled. It was wonderful! Our kids, age 5 & 8, were thrilled to hike up the sandy slope and then we climbed all the way to the top of a rock...More

Thank FamilytravelTX
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

In 1982 a dam broke releasing tons of water! The fan shows the upper part of the flood! It is about a 15 min rocky walk to the site! I have a bad knee but made it! Overall There is not much to see but...More

Thank Peg A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Alluvial fan is a geologically interesting place to spend some time. Snowmelt driven boulders and rocks accumulate and form a rocky trail down the side of the mountain. A stream runs through the fan that provides decent fishing and viewing opportunities. Good place to spend...More

Thank FlemingIslandFL
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One of the highlights of our trip! We originally parked in the east parking lot but moved to the west parking lot so we could climb the rocks and boulders more easily. I enjoyed the hike from the east lot and it's a cool way...More

Thank Lori R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We liked climbing to the top of the waterfall and climbing on the boulders. It's strange to think that the rocks were dropped there by a dam breach. Fun place to go.

Thank Hoosier1975
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've seen the fan from the Trail Ridge Road and am glad that we finally got down to see it. The road goes right over it, so there's really no hike necessary to experience it. It's hard to believe that all the rocks were put...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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Calcutta-girl
November 1, 2015|
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Response from FamilytravelTX | Reviewed this property |
It's a short drive back to Estes Park, passing the Fall River Visitor Center on your way.
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