Hayden Savage using the chainsaw during a trail building session with Routt County Riders | Photo: Routt County Riders | Cover: Hayden Savage Facebook

A cherished member of the Oak Creek community passed away after his snowmobile veered off a developed road and into a section of forest near Stagecoach Reservoir this past Saturday reports the Steamboat Today.

Authorities indicated that 24 year-old, Hayden Savage was not wearing a helmet when he crashed into a tree. Authorities with Parks and Wildlife performed CPR on Savage but their efforts proved unsuccessful and he was later pronounced dead.

Besides being a friend to many in the area, Savage was a dedicated member of the local non-profit, Routt County Riders. He helped to build and maintain mountain bike trails throughout Steamboat and beyond.

“We are deeply saddend by the recent loss of our long-time trail builder and dear friend Hayden Savage. We were honored to work with him on local trails for four years, where he was always the one to hit the jumps first, find the best lines and keep everyone laughing.

He truly loved life and lived it to the fullest in all seasons –an incredible mountain biker, backcountry skiier, fisherman and overall outdoor adventure master. He passed away doing what he loved, playing in the snowy mountains. His spirit will forever be guiding us on the trails, the river and the powder.

This year has been filled with too many blows to our mountain bike community, including the loss of Chris Johns from Wheels Bike Shop and Marc Sehler, the master of all Steamboat trails. We are so grateful to each of them for their dedication to mountain biking and for leaving a wonderful legacy in our community. Ride in Peace Friends”Routt County Riders

Photo: Routt County Riders

*Our deepest condolences go out to the victim’s friends and family. 

Find the entire Steamboat Today article here: Man killed in snowmobile crash near Stagecoach Reservoir

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