Alluvial Fan Trail

EASY 26 reviews
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Alluvial Fan Trail is a 0.3 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Estes Park, CO that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and nature trips and is accessible from May until September.

0.3 miles 98 feet Out & Back

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

river

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

hiking
1 month ago

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

hiking
1 month ago

Absolutely beautiful!! Fun, short hike.

2 months ago

3 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.

3 months ago

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

hiking
3 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
3 months ago

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

hiking
4 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.

4 months ago

hiking
4 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
4 months ago

5 months ago

Awesome

6 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
1 year ago

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

hiking
1 year ago

Great little hike, quite rocky but a short hike up

geocaching
1 year ago

We go to Fan Tail every year, it's changed a lot since the flood but it's still beautiful and great for kids! Also there are usually big horn sheep in the area to the north west of the falls. We also saw a family of owls on another occasion high in the pines just west of the parking lot.

hiking
2 years ago

Was here 2 years ago and just here again 2 weeks back. It is a beautitiful mess, still well worth the short stop it take to go see the falls. An easy walk even with a great deal of the paved trail along with the pedestrian and car bridges washed away last year. Hope the NPS leaves Old Fall River Road closed past the east parking lot to the Aluvial Fan and lets it revert to hikers.

hiking
2 years ago

It wasn't 2miles from the parking lot. Lots of flood damage. Old Fall River road is out. I hike or rock climb to the top of the Fan or what I tho't was the top. It goes on forever.

hiking
2 years ago

We have taken this short hike several times and got married on the bridge on October 27, 2012

2 years ago