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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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Alluvial Fan

Funny name for a waterfall but? In 2013 Lawn lake that was up in the mountains failed and 29 million gallons of water came rumbling down the mountain side taking everything with... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Lisa J
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Plant City, Florida
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Plant City, Florida
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Funny name for a waterfall but? In 2013 Lawn lake that was up in the mountains failed and 29 million gallons of water came rumbling down the mountain side taking everything with it. What was left was a 42 acre alluvial fan. The tops of trees and signage still sticking up through the rocks and dirt, but now is a... More 

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Rockwall, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017

We had a nice little picnic and restroom stop here at the Alluvial Fan. There are trails from both sides that lead up to the waterfall. The trail is not readily marked in some places and requires a little bit of talent to choose the right footing. It is amazing to stand there and think of the power that brought... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2017

Awesome place to visit. Bring comfortable shoes and explore! There's also a picnic area you can use to relax and enjoy lunch.

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Thank Theresa E
Denver, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Alluvial Fan and Indovalley are my go-to spots for a relaxing picnic spot. My family has been coming here for years and I always make a stop here. It's changed over the years with floods and reconstruction, but its still an amazing spot. There is a trail to Lawn Lake near by as well. Big horn sheep can be seen... More 

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Texas
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Reviewed 6 December 2016

I have studied this disaster for years in geology and natural hazards classes. Truly amazing and unable to imagine the force of the water and extent of distruction unless you go and see the size and quantity of boulders. The fall is beautiful and massive!

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 246 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 2016

Get out and explore Alluvial Fan. In addition to an interesting place, it is also a great place for photo taking.

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Columbus
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016

As there have already been a good number of Alluvial Fan photos posted, browsing those should provide anyone with a good idea of the experiences that can be had at this location. I'm offering this post to remind you that from the descriptions provided, it is easy to dismiss this area as not being as much fun as some of... More 

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016

Thi alluvial fan was originally created by an earthen dam breaking in the 1980's. The Flood of 2013 renewed and refreshed this fan and changed the area once again. It is a geologic erosional marvel that is easy to see and enjoy. It is more challenging to hike after the flood, so access is limited by your physical limitations. There... More 

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Calgary, AB
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016

A small yet highly informative exhibit, describing the creation of the geomorphological feature -- alluvial fans.

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31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016

Climbing the stones and boulders left behind by the glacier is a very unique experience unlike the regular hiking. Lots of fun for kids and adults. Get to soak your feet in the refreshing water cascading down.

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