5 Missing Snowmobilers Found In Routt County

Search Began Monday Morning

Five snowmobilers missing in Routt County were found in good condition Monday morning.

The snowmobilers are between the ages of 25 and 33 who didn't return home from a snowmobiling trip in north Routt County Sunday. The men started Sunday from a parking lot near the Columbine Cabins, north of Steamboat Lake and were to return by 4 p.m..

Just as three search and rescue teams prepared to set out to look for them, the men returned safely to the parking lot.

Jim Linville of Routt County Search and Rescue says the men were not lost, but got stuck in nearly 30 inches of fresh snow that had accumulated during the weekend.

Rescuers say the men built a big fire to stay warm overnight.