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Bunce School Road, Ironclads and Plane Crash 4x4 Trails

HARD 1 reviews
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Bunce School Road, Ironclads and Plane Crash 4x4 Trails is a 16 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Lyons, CO that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

16.0 miles 2562 feet Out & Back

dog friendly



nature trips

off road driving

scenic driving



wild flowers


Three different trails combined into one See historic Bunce School, impressive Ironclads, and interesting plane wreckage. Abundant dispersed camping. Bunce School Road is part county road and part forest road. We saw unlicensed vehicles along the entire road, but cannot vouch for OHV legality on the county portion. Open May 15 through November 30. For current conditions call Roosevelt National Forest, Boulder Ranger District at (303) 541-2500. Bunce School Road is mostly easy with a few moderate spots. Side trips to the Ironclads and T-33 Plane Crash are rocky, steep and difficult. The final climb to the Ironclads is extremely steep, but you are close enough at that point to hike the rest of the way.

off road driving
4 months ago

Great 4x4 trail for high clearance vehicles. There are a couple of somewhat technical rock sections, but no problem for most light SUVs. Expect OHV traffic on weekends