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June 18, 2022

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Hiker rescued after getting dehydrated on Eldorado Canyon Trail

Boulder County, Colo. - On Saturday June 18, 2022, at approximately 2:28 p.m., the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office received a call regarding a male that was that was sick on the Eldorado Canyon Trail.

The hiker was located close to the Walker Ranch Loop Trail on the Eldorado Canyon Trail. The 21-year-old male from Denver, Colorado, was able to hike down to the Walker Ranch Trail with assistance, where he was transported up to the Ethel Harrold Trailhead. From there he was transported by Mountain View Fire Ambulance to a local hospital. The rescue took approximately one hour and half hours.

Agencies assisting with this rescue included: Boulder County Sheriff’s Office, Mountain View Fire, City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks, Boulder County Open Space, and Rocky Mountain Rescue Group.

When participating in outdoor activities during high temperature days, it is important to take more water with you that you think you will need. In addition to bringing a lot of water, it is also recommended that you bring some type of electrolytes to help replace those you lose during activity. Colorado has very low humidity and dehydration can come on quickly and become a serious issue.

The associated Boulder County Sheriff's Office case number is 22-2842.


/s/ Emergency Services Coordinator – Neal McQuarie