Drive to the T-33A Crash site

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About 50 years ago, a T-33A trainer crashed in the mountains of Colorado. The wreckage was left in the woods and can still be visited by a short hike at the end of a 4×4 trail. It’s tucked away behind the Bunce School road between Lyons and Allenspark, CO. There are a number of trails in the area suitable for a stock-ish SUV, so this past weekend we finally went to check them out.

The trail itself can be seen in the video below. This is the first time I’ve tried a timelapse and I can’t claim its particularly watchable.

There were a few sections of rocks that were fun, but nothing particularly difficult. The trail ended at the hike, and maybe a 100 yards in we started seeing wreckage.

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It’s surprisingly well preserved, though some of the wreckage did show signs of being used for target practice. Overall it was a great drive, only marred by the dozens of rental UTVs passing through. Chances are we’ll be going back soon, Coney Flats is nearby and includes an elusive Colorado water crossing.

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