Colorado 4x4 Rescue and Recovery 501c3


Colorado 4x4 Rescue and Recovery is an all volunteer organization designed to recover people and their vehicles from the back country when things go wrong.  We are a 501(c)(3) non profit and ask only for donations for our services.  We work exclusively in the state of Colorado and not on highways or most county roads or private property.


We quickly organize recovery teams and manage recoveries coordinating with Sheriff Departments, local police, The US Forest Service, the BLM and Search and Rescue.


Colorado 4x4 Rescue and Recovery’s mission is to help the off road community and maintain back country integrity at the same time.  Our intent is to help people by assisting them on a bad day but we also pursue this mission to help preserve the beauty and unspoiled back country we have come to love.


The 4x4 community has a passion for the beauty of Colorado and experiencing it first hand.  We fill a much needed role in helping to minimize our footprint as many venture into the back country to explore the wonders Colorado has to offer.


Since August 20th 2014, we have fulfilled this mission through hundreds of recoveries and thousands of volunteer hours.  If you find yourself venturing into the back country, take our contact information with you.  If your day of wonder turns to a day of danger or misfortune, we’ll be there to assist you.


Colorado 4x4 Rescue and Recovery Net

We are pleased to announced that we will be holding a Ham Radio Net every Saturday evening at 7:00pm. This Net will begin May 27th, however this week, May 20 we will have an informal meet up to test our connections into the repeater. 

The Colorado 4x4 Rescue and Recovery Net is brought to you by the courtesy of the Rocky Mountain Radio League. They are allowing the use of their Evergreen repeater, and have been extremely supportive of our mission and goals for this net! We highly encourage you to visit their Website and consider joining as a member to show your support and help with their cause.

During this Net, we will discuss a weekly topic, as well as provide you with a chance to test your mobile radio setup's for use in the backcountry. This Net will be open to all Amateur Radio Operators, and we encourage you to check in!

Our goals for this net are as follows:

1. Connect members, volunteers, 4x4 enthusiasts and members of the Ham Radio Community.
2. Encourage newer ham radio operators to get on the air, test their equipment, and learn net etiquette in a non intimidating environment.
3. Test our comms set ups to allow for better communications during recoveries.
4. Provide updates to our members.
5. Increase repeater traffic and use for the RMRL.
6. Encourage non licensed members of Colorado 4x4 Rescue and Recovery to become ham radio operators,  become active in the weekly net, and help them obtain a good backcounty comms setup. 
You can access the net in the following ways:
Local via RF on the RMRL 145.340 repeater (- offset, 103.5hz PL tone)
IRLP via reflector 9618
Echolink 29618 the *FRIENDS* Conference server for those on PC or IOS devices
AllStar at 27408
Non-Hams can listen in to the net HERE.
We hope to hear you on the air,
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News Feed

10 Days in Review

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We at Colorado 4×4 Rescue and Recovery would like to take a breath … and look back at the last 10 days in our organization. It was amazing in every way. In the last 10 days CO4x4RnR deployed on 7 recoveries and staged on an 8th we didn’t end up deploying to. July 29th was […]

APRS Group Message Callout Alerts

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As many of you know, communications between our dispatchers and teams are absolutely imperative. For this reason, our organization continues to embrace and implement amateur radio (ham) in every area which it can help our cause.  Our newest implementation, APRS Group Messages for Recovery Callouts is now active. The biggest benefit to this is that […]