Mission Reports

Mission Reports: Snow recoveries galore!

While the spring melt begins, the snow recoveries tick up rapidly! Multiple operations to report in the last 3-4 days as folks are getting caught off guard by warm daytime temperatures softening the top ice layer you might drive in on in the morning... only to find out you can't...

Mission Reports: Shrine Pass Lexus

Sunday May 1st a team went up Shrine Pass to recover this Lexus that sunk into the snow on Shrine Pass. It took quite a lengthy amount of winch rope to reach the vehicle from an area that was still safe for vehicles to be at, but rest assured, Shrine...

Mission Reports: Switzerland RV

April 30th a team from Colorado 4x4 Rescue and Recovery went up just beyond the parking area at the south end of the Switzerland Trail to assist a RV in getting out of a camping spot. This was a relay for help via the Colorado Connection Ham Radio Repeater system....

Mission Reports: Mount Herman 4runner

The evening of April 28th, a team went down to the Mount Herman area to pull a 4runner back onto the road. Once you get near the softer edges of forest roads, it's extremely easy to get pulled off of them very quickly!The angle back onto the road was just...

Mission Reports: Chinn’s Lake Wrangler

Tuesday April 19th, Colorado 4x4 Rescue and Recovery received a 911 relay call from Clear Creek County Sheriff's Department for a Jeep Wrangler stuck in the snow on Chinn's Lake. Party had been stuck in the snow for a few hours, and was actively working to dig out but was...

Mission Reports: Yankee Hill Jeep

March 26th 2022 a team from Colorado 4x4 Rescue and Recovery went up Yankee Hill to recover a jeep that framed out in the ice crusted snow. Another relatively easy recovery where total time on scene was under an hour, but no matter what the jeep had no way to...

Mission Reports: Rampart Range F150

March 22nd 2022, a team from Colorado 4x4 Rescue and Recovery went up Rampart Range to pull a F150 back onto the road that got hung up in the shoulder where the snow was pretty soft and deep. They utilized a redirect off a nearby tree, and used a 2:1...

Mission Reports: Bronco and a F150

Couple more snow recoveries to report on today! Monday evening the team went up NW of Red Feather Lakes on the unmaintained portion of CR80 to recover a F150 that got hung up in a pretty steep and deep snow drift. Once the truck was framed out, there was no...

Mission Reports: F150 and Ranger

A pair of offroad recoveries to report on this morning! The 1st one is a Ford Ranger that slid off the road down near Mount Herman. Once the team was on scene, the found the truck pointed downhill and pinned against a tree. A redirect to a sturdy tree on...

Mission Reports: Gold Hill and Steven’s Gulch

Couple of snow recoveries ran simultaneously yesterday! A jeep Cherokee got hung up in the snow outside of Gold Hill. This was a quick kinetic rope recovery from behind and we were able to drive through a campsite just to the left of the picture to bypass this larger drift....