The guys at Winder Towing specialize in rescuing vehicles that are stuck in hard-to-reach areas in Zion National Park and the surrounding southern Utah area – a popular destination for off-roaders.
Winder Towing, which documents some of its work through the YouTube channel Matt’s Off Road Recovery, recently got a call to rescue a GMT800 Chevrolet Silverado that had become stranded in a particularly precarious spot on the top of Boulder Mountain. The truck in question had actually been there since the fall of 2019, but because it was down a steep and off-camber trail and sitting on a bed of unstable rocks, no one had been unable to get it off the mountain for the past year or so. The wildlife conservation in the area warned the owner that he had to get the pickup off the mountain or face a steep fine, so he finally gave Winder Towing a call to get the job done.
While recovering stuck trucks like this is exactly the sort of thing that Winder Towing specializes in, the team had some hang-ups with this particular job. As they made the journey from Hurricane, Utah, toward Boulder Mountain, they were told by several people familiar with the stranded Chevrolet Silverado that they’d be unable to get it off the mountain. These were off-roaders and fellow towers, too, so they know what they were talking about.
Despite the warnings, Winder Towing decided to have a go at trying to rescue the Chevy. They are eventually able to get a winch hooked up to the truck and with some clever towing work using a Jeep Cherokee, are able to pull it off the side of the mountain and up onto level ground. The team remarked that this job “actually went rather easy,” despite all the dire warnings, but we get the feeling that just speaks to their skill and experience.
Check it out in the video embedded below.