A non-profit all-volunteer organization providing four-season emergency backcounty service in Grand County, Colorado, USA

History

Grand County Search and Rescue has been in existence since the late 70's and was officially organized and incorporated in 1985. We have grown from a loose cadre of volunteers, horsemen and concerned citizens, initially organized as a sheriff's posse to aid victims of backcountry emergencies, to a full-scale rescue team servicing all of Grand County. With the growth of Grand County as a recreational destination, our role to provide mountain search and rescue services has dramatically increased.

In 1995, we became fully accredited members of the national Mountain Rescue Association by demonstrating team competence in all aspects of mountain search and rescue, including avalanche rescue, snow evacuation, high angle & scree rescues, search techniques, leadership and communication skills.

Additionally, we are strong in specialized scenarios particular to Grand County, including snowmobile search and rescue and swiftwater rescue.

Through our affiliation with the Mountain Rescue Association and the Colorado Search and Rescue Board, we can effect mutual aid search and rescue operations not only in Grand County, but wherever we may be needed in Colorado or other states.