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greenBlue Alluvial Fan Trail

Trail

0.3 mile 0.5 kilometer point to point
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 50' 15 m
Descent: -50' -15 m
High: 8,612' 2,625 m
Low: 8,562' 2,610 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 6% (4°)
Max Grade: 10% (6°)

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Trail shared by Brian Smith

A short trail traversing the alluvial fan created where Roaring River enters the Fall River Valley.

Brian Smith

Features Birding · Cave · Lake · River/Creek · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Description

This alluvial fan was created during the great Lawn Lake floods of 1982. An alluvial fan occurs when fast flowing water, in this case a flooded river, disperses onto flatter land and deposits the sediment and debris that it was transporting.

This natural phenomena makes for an interesting spectacle and features various veins of the Roaring River as it cascades down the rocks.

There are parking areas on both sides of this short trail, making it a quick and easy diversion during a drive through the park.

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Jul 9, 2019
KP Patterson
Jun 24, 2019
Wesley Treadway
Jun 20, 2019
Valerie Stokes
May 16, 2019
Somer B
May 16, 2019
Matt Kovars
Sep 14, 2018
Surakshith Mysore
Jul 28, 2018
Jeff D
Jul 23, 2018
Brian Anton

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  4.0 from 9 votes

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#6,743

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