OVERVIEW

A small hike off the trail system you will see a sight worth seeing. Back in 1965, a T-33 military jet crashed, and the Air Force left the crash site. Parts from the wreckage are scattered all over the mountain, including the jet engine, tail section, and fuselage. Two pilots perished in the crash, and the Air Force established a memorial at the site. Both pilots fought in the Korean and Vietnam war and were in the process of transporting the plane back to Buckley Air Force when the plane disappeared off of the radar for no reason. The Air Force did an extensive investigation to figure out what happened but came up with no conclusion for the crash. Please note the crash is around 9,000 feet high. For this reason, it's not until late May, when the snow melts, that we have access to the site.

This trail system also offers the ability to see moose in their natural habitat. There is a large area where these majestic animals traverse, and many people see them on a daily bases. They hang out in a marshy area called the Pony Ponds a majority of the time. It's an easy hike just off of the main trail and is fun for the whole family.

This trail ranges from easy to extreme and everything between. So if you are looking for a true Colorado Experience, this trail system is Certified Family Fun.


ADVENTURE OUTFITTER

ESTES PARK ATV RENTAL
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(970) 577-7400
estesparkrentals@yahoo.com

222 East Elkhorn Ave.
Estes Park, CO
80517 United States


ADVENTURE DETAILS
Experience Type : Self-Guided
Category : Off-Road
Product Lines : RZR, RANGER
Duration : half-day, full-day
Level : All Levels


GUEST REQUIREMENTS

All drivers of off-road vehicles are required to be 18+ years of age with a valid driver’s license. All passengers must be able to grasp handhold with their hands, plant feet firmly on the ground and have their back fully against the backrest. Helmets and eye protection are always required to be worn when the vehicle is being operated. Long pants, a long sleeve shirt and closed-toe shoes are highly recommended for a safe, comfortable ride.


LOCATION DETAILS



Seasonality : Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Terrain Type : Forest, Mountain


WHAT TO BRING

We will provide helmets and goggles to each person with every rental if you need a pair. We do recommend to dress appropriately for the weather. We require closed-toed shoes. If you are doing an all-day ride, bring a cooler for drinks and food for the day. In addition, we recommend sun screen, water, and a camera to catch the amazing view.


GETTING THERE
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WHERE TO STAY
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GREAT FOOD
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SAFETY & SUSTAINABILITY

Polaris Adventures focuses on the safety of every rider, from vehicle overviews & training before every ride to a modern check out process, our outfitters are there to make sure you have a safe, memorable, adventure.

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HAVE A QUESTION

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Self-Guided ● Estes Park, CO

HISTORICAL JET CRASH SITE

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Reviews

"Sara was great to work with to book and set us up. Mikey the Tail- Boss was very helpful too. The RZR 1000 performed great and trail was fun and scenery was awesome. Strongly recommend!"

Keith W.

"To start off, staff was some of the friendliest bunch of people ive met. We went into the shop on a Friday before they closed and next day we came in ready to have an adventure. Process was very simple, Pick your vehicle, sign a few documents, safety instructions, drive to location THEY TAKE YOUR VEHICLE FOR YOU "thats right they transport your vehicle for you unlike other locations that you either have to have your transport or pay extra to rent a trailer" have the time of your life ripping the trail, drop off and go home. IF we ever find ourselves back in Estes Park we will definitely be back for another adventure, Thank you to the whole staff for making this such a memorable time!"

Enrique P.

"Great team with plenty of selection of off road utility vehicles to choose from! It was my family’s first time out on the trails and was not disappointed with the help from the entire staff! Thank you guys"

Lee M.

"We had a great day of Fun today riding ATV, the staff at the office were so nice with us as well the guys at the parks, the machines were brand new and in perfect conditions, I highly recommend to rent with this local office, we did a trip from Florida and for sure we will be back on next Winter. Thanks for be so nice with me and my family. See you next winter, 👍👍👍👍👍"

Darvis T.

"3 families went together on 3 UTV's. The reservation process was easy and straightforward. There was great communication leading up to the day of the reservation in terms of reminders, what we needed and what to expect. They even let us know a few days prior that a parade was happening that would block access to their shop and where we should park instead. Very, very helpful and stress reducing! All instructions (both verbal and written) were very clear the day of, and their systems for checking in, loading up and handing in equipment were quick and efficient. Staff were friendly and helpful. The equipment worked well and everybody had a great time! We highly recommend!"

Fiona K.

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