Lost mountain biker found, not injured

Rescue crews locate Steamboat Springs man in southern Park Range


— Rescue crews have located a Steamboat Springs man who spent last night in the Sarvis Creek Wilderness Area after getting lost during a mountain bike ride.

The man is not injured and "just tired," Routt County Search and Rescue Treasurer Kristia Check-Hill said.

The search began Thursday night, when rescuers were called to the wilderness area southeast of Steamboat Springs late Thursday night. Incident commander Scott Havener said the man, who was alone, called rescuers via cell phone and told them he could not find his way out of the wilderness area. The man began the bike ride at about 5 p.m. Thursday and only intended to ride for about an hour, Havener said. Havener said the man had only "the bare, basic essentials," which spurred rescuers to search for him in the Sarvis Creek area last night and again this morning.

Rescuers found the man early this afternoon.

The Sarvis Creek Wilderness Area includes more than 47,000 acres in the Routt National Forest southeast of Steamboat Springs and northwest of Yampa.


corduroy 8 years, 9 months ago

uhh.. there ARE trails deemed usable for Mountain Biking out there by the way...

Obviously he didn't STAY on the trail.. or something. I go out biking all alone sometimes but I always let someone know where I am going and how long I should be. I also bring my cell phone.

Generally if its a longer ride or one I haven't done, I will not go alone - common sense.

I'm glad he's safe!


ventrygirl 8 years, 9 months ago

I did not think that mountain bikes are allowed in the Wilderness.


steamberg 8 years, 9 months ago


Are we to feel sorry for this guy?! gimme a break - he should be fined!


fish 8 years, 9 months ago

According to all the wilderness regulations that I could find a bike is spefically mentioned as not being allowed. I hope that this person is fined the same as if he were a 4-wheeler or snowmobiler that had gotten caught doing this.


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