Originally Posted by raymo
Up to about 3 to 4 years ago it was, a friend with a Piper J3 Cub flew me up that canyon and we spotted it. Never knew the story behind it or how it ended up there.
In a nutshell, plane crashed, RHT boaters saw it, rescued the pilot and took him to safety. I would have thought that the Colorado BLM would have made them recover the wreckage, however given the location (no, I've not seen it myself, just heard the stories) it might be a very expensive proposition involving heavy lift helicopters, not to mention the deference to the nesting Bald Eagles in the area...