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


Grand County Search and Rescue (GCSAR) is an all-volunteer organization comprised
of individuals who have a passion for the outdoors and for helping others in need. We
require no experience in the rescue environment, because we prepare our members
with a year-round training regimen that focuses on the skills necessary to work as a
team of professional rescuers.

We seek those with a desire to give of themselves in the areas best suited to their
personality and physical ability. Our needs are not only for assistance in the
backcountry, but also administration, fund raising and community outreach.
Based on past experience, our only strict membership requirements are that new
members be at least 16 years of age and full-time residents of Grand County, Colorado
(members younger than 18 years of age must present a signed parent/guardian release).

All new members must begin their journey with us by attending a two-day Search and
Rescue (SAR) Academy. The SAR Academy is normally held each year in the month of
June, and is followed by an overnight group bivouac in late summer. This mandatory
event is a skills test for new members to demonstrate what theyʼve learned at the

GCSAR does have minimum attendance requirements for training and response to
missions. Our normal trainings are held every Wednesday from 6-8pm. We also
conduct various weekend training events throughout the year. While members are not
required to attend every training, it is desirable that new members attend most trainings
during their first year with the team.

If you feel you would like to join our ranks, please contact:

Or contact our Field Director: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information or a meeting over coffee.