Dakota Crash Site

Blairmore, Alberta

0 out of 5 stars0 out of 5 stars0 out of 5 stars0 out of 5 stars0 out of 5 stars
0 Reviews
0 out of 5
It was winter 1946 and the RCAF Dakota aircraft was making a flight across the mountains west of Blairmore. Somewhere near Andy Good Peak the unthinkable happened. The plane hit the mountainside, exploded and tumbled down the steep snow-covered slopes. There were no survivors. Winter avalanches and souvenir hunters have worked their ways on the wreckage, but the trail section, a wing, a motor and parts of the landing gear can still be found.

Dakota Crash Site Professional Review and Guide

"It was winter 1946 and the RCAF Dakota aircraft was making a flight across the mountains west of Blairmore. Somewhere near Andy Good Peak the unthinkable happened. The plane hit the mountainside, exploded and tumbled down the steep snow-covered slopes.

There were no survivors. Winter avalanches and souvenir hunters have worked their ways on the wreckage, but the trail section, a wing, a motor and parts of the landing gear can still be found."

Activity Type: Mountain Biking
Nearby City: Blairmore
Distance: 35
Elevation Gain: 1,641 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Technical Difficulty: Moderate
Physical Difficulty: Difficult
Duration: 3-5 hours
Season: July to mid-October
Trailhead Elevation: 4,265 feet
Top Elevation: 5,906 feet
Local Contacts: Alberta Forest Service, Blairmore 403-562-3210
Local Maps: Blairmore, Crowsnest
Driving Directions: Directions to Dakota Crash Site

Recent Trail Reviews

There are no reviews for this trail.

Trail Photos

Activity Feed

May 2018