Injured snowmobiler rescued Saturday in North Routt County

Scott Franz

— A woman injured in a snowmobile accident in North Routt County Saturday afternoon was rescued and flown to a Front Range hospital.

The woman, who reportedly sustained significant internal injuries in the accident, was riding down Farwell Mountain northeast of Pearl Lake when rescuers said she hit an unseen depression in the snow and was ejected off of the snowmobile.

Colorado Parks and Wildlife officers, Routt County Search and Rescue volunteers and North Routt Fire Protection District paramedics traveled to the scene and assisted the woman.

A Classic Lifeguard helicopter landed nearby and flew the injured woman to Medical Center of the Rockies in Loveland.

“We had four different agencies working very cooperatively together during this rescue,” Search and Rescue volunteer Russ Sanford said.

Classic Lifeguard spokesman Chad Bowdre said the woman was listed in fair condition at the hospital.

The Pilot & Today was unable to obtain the woman’s name from authorities Monday.

Sanford said the woman is in her 20s and is from Texas.

She was snowmobiling with her family.

To reach Scott Franz, call 970-871-4210, email or follow him on Twitter @ScottFranz10

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