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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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Awesome geology

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 December 2016
MellieinTexas
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

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

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4 of 5 bubbles 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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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

You need to stop here when riding through Rocky Mountain Nat'l Park!! This will be one of your first stops and it's an easy walk to the falls from the East Parking Lot. You should also read the story board to learn what happened here and how this part of the park was formed, it provides great insight into the... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

I am always drawn to this area. Maybe it's not as pretty as it was after the Lawn Lake Flood, but if you were here before the 2013 flood you can really appreciate the force needed to move all of that rock around. Easy trail and kids enjoy it.

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Conroe, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

Seeing the result of flooding water and the size of the boulders moved by the water is amazing. A great sideline stop on a Trail Ridge Road trip.

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Anderson, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

It is a very quick little hike into the park or for even a "Drive By". Great spot for Pictures with the Family as well :)

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