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Alluvial Fan Trail

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Length


0.3 Miles 0.5 Kilometers


50' 15 m

Ascent

-50' -15 m

Descent

6%

Avg Grade (4°)

10%

Max Grade (6°)

8,612' 2,625 m

High

8,562' 2,610 m

Low

Shared By Brian Smith

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

Brian Smith

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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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Sep 14, 2018
Surakshith Mysore
Jul 28, 2018
Jeff D
Jul 23, 2018
Brian Anton
Jul 11, 2018
Lindsay Toenges
Jul 10, 2018
Janet Rozick
Jul 1, 2018
H D
Beautiful falls ... very cold water
Jun 29, 2018
Omar Albayati

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  4.0 from 9 votes

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