Search & Rescue

San Miguel County Search and Rescue (SAR) covers approximately 1,200 square miles, ranging from high desert at an altitude of 5,000 feet to high alpine at an altitude in excess of 14,000 feet. SAR covers everything from lost hikers, technical rock rescues, helicopter extractions, and avalanche rescues.

Our organization has recently fallen out of compliance with IRS tax-exempt reporting guidelines but we are working to get back into compliance as soon as possible. Until that time, your donations to San Miguel Search and Rescue may be made to San Miguel County. SAR is a division under the governmental unit of San Miguel County, Colorado. 

Charitable contributions to governmental units are tax-deductible under section 170(c)(1) of the Internal Revenue Code if made for a public purpose. Please mail a check to San Miguel County - SAR, 684 CR 63L, Telluride, CO 81435.  

For information on the team, email us.

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Search & Rescue Card

Colorado residents and visitors are well served by dedicated non-paid professional search and rescue teams. By purchasing a CORSAR Card, you are contributing to the Search and Rescue Fund, which will reimburse teams for costs incurred across the State of Colorado. 

You can purchase online and find out more information on what's covered and why you should have one.


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Search and Rescue Helicopter