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Alluvial Fan Trail

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 4.2 (13)

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


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0.3

Miles

0.5

KM

Point to Point

8,612' 2,625 m

High

8,562' 2,610 m

Low

50' 15 m

Up

50' 15 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (4°)

10%

Max Grade (6°)

Dogs Unknown

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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Brian Smith

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  4.2 from 13 votes

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The Roaring River.
Feb 9, 2015 near Estes Park, CO
Waterfall at the Alluvial Fan
Jan 8, 2015 near Estes Park, CO

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Dec 26, 2020
Liz Rogers
Cute bridge - go back and climb on the rocks! 0.3mi
Jul 13, 2020
Paula M
Jul 13, 2020
Mackenzie Munie
Jul 8, 2020
Andy M
Jun 17, 2020
Russ Schultz
Great hike! The water is high there are lots of great spots to relax and enjoy the view. We stopped and had a picnic by the river-1.5 miles in.
Dec 25, 2019
Bidisha BC
Oct 2, 2019
Angela Meyer
Short ascending hike to the alluvial fan; fun to scramble on the rocks and enjoy the waterfalls.
Aug 8, 2019
Matt Sabin
0.3mi — 5h 00m