B-17 Crash Site

MODERATE 2 reviews

B-17 Crash Site is a 6.2 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Box Prairie, Colorado that features a lake. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking, walking, and trail running.

6.2 miles
1381 feet
Out & Back


trail running



wild flowers

historic site

Hiked from the Stormy Peaks trailhead to the B-17 crash site. You take the trail to the Old Wagon Road that goes by Twin Lakes and take the trail on the west side of the lake. Continue on the wagon road until you see an arrow made of rocks that points you off to the right.

1 month ago

I've done this hike twice-- late July 2016 and July 3, 2017. Both times were with my son (at age 9 then 10). It's a terrific destination hike that is challenging for a youngster, but easy for them to make it and feel a huge sense of accomplishment. In 2016 we took the short 4x4 road to Twin Lake Reservoir and started by hiking around the lake to the B-17 trail on the south side. This year we started by the CSU Mtn Campus and hiked up to the lake.This route starts with a steep set of switchbacks and is a little more challenging, but you can save the underside of your car if you don't have a lot a clearance.

1 month ago

Even without the crash site this would have been a great hike. The lake is very nice and you also pass a beautiful stream and some mini waterfalls on the way. We went on a Saturday and only saw a few other people the whole day.