Crown Point Trail to B-17 Crash Site

Difficulty
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Moderate
Duration
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5.5-7.5h
Distance
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19.8 km
Elevation
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699 m
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Crown Point Trail to B-17 Crash Site

Hike the forestland path, up to Crown Point before descending to the remains of the B-17 crash site. History buffs and outdoor enthusiasts alike will enjoy this adventure along the Crown Point Trail to the B-17 Crash Site.

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Route Description for Crown Point Trail to B-17 Crash Site

The World War II bomber went down on June 4th, 1944, killing 4 of the 10 passengers onboard. To this day, jagged metal remains etched in the hillside. Adventure through the stunning Colorado woodlands over Crown point before exploring the sobering remains. This path is well-marked and easy to navigate, but it is lengthy. Ensure you have enough stamina to make it there and back!

Embark on your treasure hunt from the Crown Point Trailhead. The Crown Point Trail to the B-17 Crash follows the Browns Lake Trail for the first few kilometers. Hike along the path signposted as Browns Lake and trek through the dense pine forest. This path will weave you between meadowlands and tree shade as you near Crown Point. Ascend Crown Point and revel in the panoramic views from the overlook. Enjoy the vista, then continue down the saddle over to Crown Benchmark. At this point, you will meet an intersection, stay left and you will be diverted onto Flowers Trail.

Hike the exposed Flowers Trail over the ridge. The trail will then descend below the timberline to the B-17 Crash Site. Explore the eerie remains etched into the hillside. Adventure the crash site then retrace your steps along the path back to the trailhead.

Getting to the Crown Point Trail to B-17 Crash Site Trailhead

Crown Point Trail to the B-17 Crash Site Trailhead is located off Crown Point Road.

Route Information

  • Backcountry Campground

    Dispersed Backcountry Camping, restrictions apply.

  • When to do

    July-September

  • Pets allowed

    Yes - On Leash

  • Family friendly

    Older Children only

  • Route Signage

    Average

  • Crowd Levels

    Low

  • Route Type

    Out and back

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