Mission Reports

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...

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....