Mission Reports

Mission Report: Mount Herman Search

Our hearts are heavy this morning that nothing new has developed with the missing hiker in the Mount Herman area. We deployed three vehicle based teams yesterday from 0800 to 2200 to assist El Paso County Search and Rescue with both foot and K9 search team insertion, as well as...

Mission Report: Iron Chest

In a small town, tragedy is rare and strikes close to home. On August 7th, during a family outing in the Rocky Mountains, a member of our off-road community lost her life and a family pet was lost in the mountains. High above the small town of St. Elmo, members...

Mission Report: Mt. Antero – Chaffee County

For the last three weeks, Colorado 4x4 rescue and Recovery has been on a roll. Or more specifically, we have been responding to rollovers. This weekend brought our third rollover and our second trip to Chaffee County; this one being at 13,450 feet on Mt Antero. Twenty of our members...

Mission Report: Georgia Pass

Great recovery effort yesterday! Team 1 was sent in for a Jeep stuck in the snow on Georgia Pass. Upon arrival, they determined additional resources would be needed. The Jeep had gone significantly farther down from the summit than expected and was framed-out in a drift. Trail conditions were miserable...

Mission Report: Four Mile

Memorial Day is usually seen as the kick off of summer. This time, the day was a reminder of the value of service to others. Usually the summer is a slower season for those of us in the 4x4 recovery group but this holiday started the summer off with one...

Mission Report: Rollins Pass

Excellent double recovery on Rollins Pass today! Both calls were referred by Gilpin County Dispatch as each party could only reach 911. Thank you Matt R and Jeff S for stepping away from your busy schedules to pitch in. And a BIG shout out to Nate M, Jim G for...

Mission Report: SAR-ES Blizzard Deployment – NE Colorado

After a regional conference call with county emergency managers, state emergency operations center, CSP, and CDOT to gather situational awareness, a list was built of both confirmed and unconfirmed reports of stranded motorists. Local officals were unable to get to these people due to weather/road conditions and limited local resources....

Mission Report: Idaho Springs

We absolutely love seeing the stories of the folks we help pop up on our reviews. Thank you for sharing your story Kelly! We are so pleased to have been able to serve you in cooperation with the Clear Creek County Sheriff's Office. "These guys are truly guardian angels for...

Mission Report: Yankee Hill

Successful recovery tonight up on Yankee Hill. This party had never heard of us but was extremely happy to find out more about the organization. With Matt R, Ryan B, Russell W, Jason S.

Mission Report: Rollins Pass

At approximately 1845 we received a call from the Gilpin County Sheriff's Office regarding a vehicle that was stuck about 9 miles in on Rollins Pass. After a brief discussion between our dispatchers and theirs, we determined to page out our SAR-ES Team for a person extraction given the incoming winter storm....