Emergencies

Sheriff Offices

You may download this list, with addresses as a pdf.

Jefferson County Sheriff, Mountain Precinct (Segments 1, 2, 3, 4)

Evergreen, CO
720-497-7850

Park County Sheriff (Segments 4, 5, 6)

Fairplay, CO
719-836-2494

Summit County Sheriff (Segments 7, 8)

Breckenridge, CO
970-453-2232

Eagle County Sheriff (Segment 8)

Eagle, CO
970-328-8500

Lake County Sheriff (Segments 9, 10, 11, CW01)

Leadville, CO
719-486-1249

Chaffee County Sheriff (Segments 11-15, CW01-CW05 east of Divide)

Salida, CO
719-539-2596

Gunnison County Sheriff (CW01-CW05 west of Divide)

Gunnison, CO
970-641-1113

Saguache County Sheriff (Segments 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21)

Saguache, CO
719-655-2525

Mineral County Sheriff (Segment 21)

Creede, CO
719-658-2600

Hinsdale County Sheriff (Segments 22, 23)

Lake City, CO
(970) 944-2291

San Juan County Sheriff (Segments 23, 24, 25, 26)

Silverton, CO
970-387-5531

Dolores County Sheriff (Segment 26)

Dove Creek, CO
970-677-2257

Montezuma County Sheriff (Segment 27)

Cortez, CO
970-565-8452

La Plata County Sheriff (Segment 28)

Durango, CO
970-247-1157

Satellite Transmitters

Phone connectivity along the Colorado Trail is spotty at best, particularly in the remote sections between Salida and Durango.  For that reason, we suggest considering the use of a satellite transmitter such as the Garmin inReach or Spot.  These devices are light weight and provide two-way texting with any text-enabled phone.  They can be paired via Bluetooth with a phone for an easier messaging interface.  And most importantly, they provide GPS location information to first responders should an emergency occur.

CO Search and Rescue Fund logo
The search-and-rescue card contributes to a state fund that supports local search and rescue teams.

Colorado Search and Rescue Card

No matter how well-prepared or experienced a Trail user might be, venturing into Colorado’s backcountry carries risks. Search-and-rescue teams, made up mostly of volunteers, are kept busy year round assisting injured and lost hikers, bikers and riders. The Colorado Trail Foundation encourages Trail users to purchase a 1-year or 5-year Colorado Outdoor Recreation Search and Rescue (CORSAR) Card before heading out. The card is not insurance. It does not pay for medical transport such as helicopter flights or ground ambulance if needed. But proceeds from sales of the CORSAR Card help ensure that trained and well-equipped search-and-rescue teams are available when needed and help reimburse county sheriffs for costs incurred on rescue missions.

Colorado Search and Rescue CardTo purchase a CORSAR Card via the Colorado State Department of Local Affairs, click here.