Whether it’s a rolled ankle, a disorienting blizzard, a debilitating fall, or a physical ailment such as altitude sickness or dehydration, outdoor adventurers are always at risk of an emergency situation in the wilderness. In remote areas around Colorado, cell phone connection can be sparse, making it difficult to reach help when needed. Here are five ways to draw attention to yourself if caught in a dangerous situation in the outdoors. Knowing how to signal for help effectively can be the difference between life and death.

Leslie James is all about Colorado when it comes to writing features, sharing adventures, and creating colorful galleries. She loves camping, hiking, mountain biking and snowboarding. Leslie joined OutThere Colorado in November 2020.

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I'm reading Outtherecolorado.com the second year and found it's a great place for CO news and updates. I like this particular article and thanks the author for very important reminds. My personal outdoor activities started pretty late and I'm very upset that probably will be not able to visit many and many beautiful sites. I appreciate job of great people writing here helping me to get closer to my multi-outdoor-dreams alive. Thanks, everybody!


How about just planning properly and not doing foolish things?


Even well planned forays can go wrong. With many moving to this state, important article and reminder even to the most experienced.

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