Alluvial Fan, Rocky Mountain National Park

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Alluvial Fan is located in Rocky Mountain National Park. To visit Alluvial Fan and get the most from your holiday in Rocky Mountain National Park, create itinerary details personal to you using our Rocky Mountain National Park trip builder tool .
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  • This hike is a very quick foray into the beginnings of the National Park. It's a neat experience to see what nature was able to do, both in it's destructive power, and in it's ability to come back to ...  more »
  • The alluvial fan was formed when a natural dam formed in the ice age broke through in July 1982. It released 29-million gallons of water and flooded Estes Park, 4 miles away, with 6 feet of mud and wa...  more »
  • My second trip to RMNP and somehow I missed Alluvial Fan the first time round. Must be the somewhat dreary sounding name. It's a very large waterfall/cascade within a boulder field, making it easy to ...  more »

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Where to stay in Rocky Mountain National Park

Camping offers one of the best ways to immerse yourself in the nature of Rocky Mountain National Park. The park offers more than 500 individual sites spread out over five developed campgrounds, and wilderness camping expands your options even further. Many visitors stay in the eastside gateway town of Estes Park, where you can choose from lodges, resorts, economy motels, small inns, bed and breakfasts, and cabins. The town features a lake and views of the park's sharp peaks. On the park's western side, a handful of lodges, inns, cabins, and motels are clustered around Grand Lake and Shadow Mountain Lake. You'll also find campgrounds around Lake Granby.
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