July 23, 2020
Public Information Unit, 303-441-1500
Mountain biker rescued from the Button Rock Trail after getting separated from his riding partner
Boulder County, Colo. - On July 22, 2020 at approximately 6:35 PM the Boulder County Communications Center received a transferred 911 cal about a pair of mountain bikers that were lost on the Button Rock Trail. It was learned two 60+ males were mountain biking in the area when they got separated for several hours. One of the males called 911 when he couldn't find his friend.
Boulder County Sheriff's Office along with Boulder County Emergency Services, Big Elk Meadows Fire, Pine Wood Springs Fire Department, American Medical Response, Rocky Mountain Rescue, and Front Range Rescue Dogs all responded. The missing biker was located near the intersection of Forest Service Rd 118.11 and County Rd. 47 by a citizen and escorted to an awaiting ambulance. The male party had non-life threatening injuries from crashing his mountain bike and was transported to a local area hospital.
The rescue lasted approximately 4 hours and was documented under case number 20-3238