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Alluvial Fan Trail

Easy/Intermediate
 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

86%

Runnable

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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Shared By:

Brian Smith

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  4.2 from 13 votes

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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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