Mission Reports

Mission Reports: Disabled Humvee

Saturday the 16th a team from Colorado 4x4 Rescue and Recovery went down to Slaughterhouse Gulch to pull a H1 Humvee out of the forest that suffered a catastrophic drive trail failure climbing the south loop of the trail. Reports indicated that the rear differential failed while climbing the hill,...

Mission Reports: Red Cone Wrong Way XJ

July 11th a team from Colorado 4x4 Rescue and Recovery headed up to Red Cone to recover a Jeep XJ that attempted to go uphill (the wrong way) on Red Cone from the saddle of Webster pass. While climbing that hill the rear drive shaft failed putting the vehicle in...

Mission Reports: Nederland Vehicle Belaying down a mountain

Saturday July 2nd a team from Colorado 4x4 Rescue and Recovery spent the day outside of Nederland to recover a vehicle that ended up way too far up in the trees, de-beaded all 4 tires, and some how lost brakes in the process. A couple weeks earlier another team attempted...

Mission Reports: 4Runner Trail Repair

June 29th a Team from Colorado 4x4 Rescue and Recovery went up the T-33 trail to help a 4Runner owner complete a trail repair after the passenger front corner suspension suffered a major failure. The lower ball joint gave out and folded the tire up into the body, rendering the...

Mission Reports: Flopped XJ on 505 Caribou

June 26th a team from Colorado 4x4 Rescue and Recovery went up Caribou Road 505 to recover a XJ that was flopped on its side in a mud puddle. The initial report was that the jeep was stuck in the mud, NOT on its side, so that added a bit...

Mission Reports: Rampart Range F250

Saturday the 18th a team from Colorado 4x4 Rescue and Recovery went down to the rampart range area to flat tow out a F250 that was suffering from some kind of mechanical issue (possibly fuel delivery) and was unable to run under its own power. The team met around 10...

Mission Reports: Red Elephant and Yankee Hill Mud Pit

Couple recoveries to report on in the last week. 1st up is a Tacoma that slid off the narrow shelf on Red Elephant Hill. This was a pretty complex recovery that ended up spanning two days to safely recover. Lots of rigging, traction board use to stabilize the road for...

Mission Reports: Rollins pass and Bill Moore

There have been a few callouts over the last several days, some self-recovered, others recovered by folks passing by. But we start with a Nissan that got hung up in the icy ruts on Rollins Pass outside of Rollinsville. On any vehicle, once you frame it out, it's basically impossible...

Mission Reports: Yankee Hill Expedition

Last night the team went up Yankee Hill to recover a Ford Expedition that was hung up in the snow prior to this weekend's major snow event. The predicted heavy 2 feet of snow would likely have left this vehicle stranded for another week until conditions improved. The team was...

Mission Reports: More snow recoveries! Elk Park and Missouri Gulch.

Snow recoveries are ongoing! In fact, there is a mission in progress right now too! As temperatures warm in the high country, remember the snow will likely NOT hold the weight of your vehicle. Both of these operations were for "framed out" vehicles in what's left of snow drifts. While...