Alluvial Fan Trail

EASY 32 reviews
#31 of 120 trails in

Alluvial Fan Trail is a 0.6 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Estes Park, Colorado that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from May until September.

0.6 miles 157 feet Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

hiking
3 months ago

Easy. Nice change up from typical areas in the park.

hiking
4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

Absolutely beautiful!! Fun, short hike.

5 months ago

5 months ago

5 months ago

Such a fun little hike, especially if you have little ones. Lots of rocks for them to climb on and loads of possible routes to the falls. At one point my son asked if he was going the right way. I responded by telling him there isn't a wrong way here. Very short and very worth while side trip while in the park.

6 months ago

More of walking over rocks along the falls..kids had a blast..

hiking
6 months ago

Short trail leads to a lovely rock formation/waterfall with an interesting history. Definitely worth a stop if you're in the area.

rock climbing
6 months ago

Great for something different - climbing on the rocks great fun and if you go up a bit, not crowded.

scenic driving
6 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

Great short hike up to the river, especially for kids. Once you get there, lots of opportunity to scramble around on the rocks and climb up for higher views. Our kids loved playing here and wading in the river.

6 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

The trail to the top is extremely short, and we weren't expecting the wonderful spectacle that you see when you get there. Easy for anybody and a must-do if you're anywhere near the Estes park area

hiking
7 months ago

7 months ago

Awesome

8 months ago

We went all the way to the top on the left side of the falls, very steep but well worth the climb. We happened upon 5 big horn sheep and a loner. Great place to hang out for a while.

hiking
8 months ago

hiking
1 year ago

Be sure to climb up the rocks surrounding the falls. Better views, more challenge, more fun!

hiking
1 year ago

hiking
1 year ago

Great little hike, quite rocky but a short hike up