For over two decades Alpine Towing and Recovery has provided honest and reliable 24 hour towing in Salida, Buena Vista, and Woodland Park Colorado. We serve over 300 miles of asphalt, gravel and dirt roads in the Front Range high country.
When you go to Wikipedia and look up a multifaceted topic, say “broncos,” you’ll likely be directed first to a “disambiguation page.” After all, the information you seek may be about broncos as horses, the activity known as “bronco busting,” the Denver Broncos, or perhaps even the Boise State Broncos. Disambiguation gets you to the information you need.
NOAA, which is the nation’s weather service, has aggregated snowfall totals for Colorado going all the way back to 1882. What may come as a surprise is that on average, in the Front Range region we serve, more snow falls around here in April than in December.
The recent rockslide on I-70 reminds us of the tragedy that befell the Johnson family of Buena Vista back in the autumn of 2013. Five members of the immediate and extended family were killed by a rockslide at the scenic overlook area of Agnes Vaille Falls outside of Nathrop. No one who lived in the area at the time will ever forget the harrowing tale about how Dwayne Johnson gave his life saving his teen daughter Gracie by shielding her from the falling rocks.
A roadside emergency can happen at any time and always happens without any meaningful warning. Precisely because you cannot predict what might happen to your vehicle during a road trip through the Front Range communities Alpine Towing and Recovery operates out of–Buena Vista, Salida, and Woodland Park—it is critical that you carry a roadside emergency kit to use while you wait for us to respond to your call for roadside assistance.
At Alpine Towing and Recovery when you call us for wrecker service, you might be having your worst day of the year, especially if it is after normal business hours when you had your breakdown or crash.
The over 300 square miles of rough terrain in the Colorado Front Range that Alpine Towing and Recovery serves can make you feel like the loneliest person on earth when your vehicle is disabled and you need a tow.
Last month, on I-70 in Glenwood Canyon, only a guardrail that withstood a 60 mph impact came between the actor James Woods and a 100-foot plunge into the Colorado River.On snow and ice, 60 mph could be called speeding, even in a Jeep Grand Cherokee such as what Woods was in. However, the person who caused the accident lost control at 75 mph and created a chain reaction collision with the canyon wall and the guardrail.
At Alpine Towing and Recovery, we are just like you. When we get stuck, our first instinct is towards self-rescue. Getting stuck in snow or mudis somewhat embarrassing to any Coloradan, because our state affords us all ample opportunities to get experience with either. Nevertheless, despite your best efforts, you find yourself behind the wheel and going nowhere fast.