1973 - Arapaho Pass, CO - Downed Plane

Backpacking in July 1973, we were crossing Arapaho Pass and came across this downed airplane (marked to avoid passersby reporting it as newly crashed)- Scanned from Kodak Instamatic slide


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SarahThompson - Nov 13, 2008 10:07 pm - Voted 10/10


In 1978 this area was designated as the Indian Peaks Wilderness. The remains of two other small planes can still be found inside the wilderness, but perhaps this one got cleaned up because I've never seen it. I wonder why so many planes go down here. Thanks for posting!


silversummit - Nov 13, 2008 10:44 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Interesting!

I'd be surprised if it was still there! Thought I'd post to see any reactions. I've just begun trying to catalog about 100 slides from trips in '73 and '75 to the Arapaho area. Thanks for the information and the vote! Kathy


lcarreau - Nov 14, 2008 8:16 pm - Voted 10/10

I'm not familiar with

the Arapaho Pass area, but maybe pilots were
aiming for the Nederlands area, then they
became hopelessly LOST in a storm and had to
turn back. But when they turned back, they
found out they were out of fuel.



Andinistaloco - Nov 14, 2008 9:03 pm - Voted 10/10


what an interesting find....


silversummit - Nov 14, 2008 10:29 pm - Hasn't voted

We were pretty excited too!

when we found it back then, almost as much as I was when I found the box of slides the other day! Wish I had been using a better camera instead of an Instamatic back then!

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Snidely Whiplash - Jun 16, 2009 11:26 am - Voted 10/10

Near Mt. Neva

Mt. Neva is just to the right. I was on this trail in 1974 and camped in this area.


silversummit - Jun 16, 2009 7:07 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Near Mt. Neva

You're right etsnyd! I looked it up on a map and figured it out finally! Thanks!


Moonduster - Sep 2, 2009 11:55 am - Voted 10/10

Arapaho Pass

Hope everyone made it out of the plane crash safe. That is a nice area to adventure in. I skied off Mt. Neva in May of 2007, too cool to see a photo of the pass from 1973...


silversummit - Sep 2, 2009 1:07 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Arapaho Pass

I have no idea but the plane was still pretty much in one piece at the tme (but is now gone).

Thanks for viewing my album!

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