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Thanks to all our donors!

We've recently added a new truck, a new wheeled litter, and a drill-operated winch to our inventory. These purchases have made a HUGE difference in our ability to respond to rescues efficiently, and we've already used all of them this season on missions ranging from an ATV rollover on Engineer Pass, to an injured mountain biker on the RAT trails, to evacuating a hiker off Blue Lakes trail.

Thanks to all who have donated to make this possible. It makes a big difference! We'd like to especially thank local organizations who have donated, including:

  • Ouray County Community Fund

  • Woman's Club of Ouray

  • Frank Massard Fund

  • Ouray Chamber of Commerce

  • City of Ouray

  • Ouray County

  • Town of Ridgway

  • Citizens State Bank

  • Alpine Bank




An all-volunteer organization dedicated to saving lives by performing back-country searches and rescues, and fostering safe outdoor practices through education.

~ Est. 1974 ~




Book chronicles
team's history

With the 2018 publication of "No Individual Heroes: Ouray Mountain Rescue Team," team alum Karen Mollica Risch culminated years of research and interviews to tell the plethora of incidents in the team's  47-year history. Proceeds from book sales will go to support the ongoing operations of OMRT

2022 comprehensive
rescue reports  
2022 Annual report  HERE
OMRT application  HERE


  • Consider setting up monthly, quarterly or annual donations, online.

  • Buy an OMRT t-shirt or baseball cap at summer events, at Ouray Mountain Sports, or online.

  • Make the rescue team’s endowment a beneficiary in your will.

  • Purchase a Rescue Barn Brick.

  • Buy a Colorado search & rescue card at Ouray Mountain Sports or OMRT and CORSAR websites.

  • Be prepared and safe when you venture in the alpine backcountry.

Shop and support!

Supporters can benefit the Rescue Team as they shop at the big box grocer! OMRT has long been a non-profit eligible to earn micro donations through City Market's community support program.

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"The skills and professionalism of the Ouray Mountain Rescue team members that found us and guided us to safety were extraordinary. They were able to help us through terrain that we were unable to safely negotiate on our own. They stayed with us the entire time, watching us for signs of injury and illness. And they coordinated our exit out of the wilderness the next morning. After a short helicopter ride to the outskirts of Ouray, we were reunited with our families." --Kevin​

Read his whole story about getting lost trying to hike Bear Creek Trail to American Flats, across to Bridge of Heaven, and down the Old Horsethief here.

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