Grand County Sheriff's Search & Rescue (GCSAR)

One of the Busiest Search and Rescue Teams in Utah

When most people think of Moab, they think of world-class outdoor recreation. To many, it's the mountain biking capitol of the universe.

To others, lured by the challenging rapids of the Colorado River, it's a rafting mecca. An endless maze of canyons and cliffs beckons hikers, climbers, off-road vehicle aficionados and others from all over the world.

Millions of visitors a year seek adventure in this small southeastern Utah town.  

But a few folks get more than they bargained for.

Unforgiving Environment

As beautiful as the wilderness environs of Moab are, they can be very unforgiving. The desert's mix of hot temperatures, rugged terrain and extraordinary remoteness, coupled with a dangerous mix of underestimating supplies and overestimating abilities, has created some unfortunate circumstances for a number of visitors. And sometimes, even after taking diligent precautions, the desert just has its way with the most prepared of adventurers.

And That's Where We Come In

The Grand County Search and Rescue team has evolved over the years from an informal jeep posse under the wing of an authentic western sheriff to a well-trained crew of volunteers known for their compassion and professionalism. Within the ranks of the core Grand County Search and Rescue team, specialized units have been formed to tackle the diverse rescue challenges presented by the rugged canyon country surrounding Moab.  The extensive schedule of general training, along with additional training for the specialized units, ensures that the members of GCSAR are ready to do their best job during what may be your worst times.

Be Prepared
Planning and preparation are the keys to having a safe and successful adventure.  Click here for some tips that may prevent you from needing the services of GCSAR.

Purchase your Utah Search and Rescue Assistance Card here: Utah SAR Card

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