Alluvial Fan Trail
When Lawn Lake’s dam broke in 1982, the explosion of water and rock spilled down the Roaring River valley, filling the meadow below. Today, boulders and fallen trees mark the flood’s path down the mountainside, fanning into the meadow. The Alluvial Fan Trail, named for the cone-shaped deposit formed by the river flow into lowlands, winds through a wide section of the fan. Kids, however, will remember scrambling over boulders to reach the trail’s huge waterfall and dipping their feet in its many cool pools. Boulders on either side of the trail shade sandy nooks that invite hikers of all sizes to stay and play.
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Trail Statistics & Information
|Nearby City||Estes Park|
|Skill Level||Easy for children|
|Season||Best mid-May through mid-September|
|Trailhead Elevation||8,550 ft|
|Top Elevation||8,670 ft|
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