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Alluvial Fan Trail

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 4.1 (15)

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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  4.1 from 15 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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Aug 25, 2022
Rosie Betenbaugh
0.3mi — 2h 23m
Jul 30, 2022
Mackenzie Munie
Jun 3, 2022
Jeffrey Bergeson
May 13, 2022
alex carlton
A lot of people but cool falls saw dude in ghilli suit — 12h 00m
Aug 14, 2021
Amy Shaffer
Beautiful!
Jul 28, 2021
Laura Vanchiere
Dec 26, 2020
Liz Rogers
Cute bridge - go back and climb on the rocks! 0.3mi
Jul 13, 2020
Paula M