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November 21, 2020

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Two hikers assisted off the Royal Arch Trail

Boulder County, Colo - On Saturday, November 21st, 2020, at approximately 6:15 pm, the Boulder County Communications Center was notified that two female hikers had gone off trail while hiking down from the Royal Arch and were lost.

The two females had hiked up to the Royal Arch this afternoon and were descending along the trail when it became dark and they were unable to see where they were going. The two females ended up off trail, just south and east of Sentinel Pass and were unable to find their way out. Members from Rocky Mountain Rescue Group were able to hike in and locate the two lost parties, who were in good condition. The lost parties were assisted out to their vehicle and released from the scene.

Agencies assisting with this rescue effort included: Boulder County Sheriff’s Office, City of Boulder Open Space Mountain Parks Rangers, and the Rocky Mountain Rescue Group. The rescue took approximately two hours.

The associated Boulder County Sheriff's Office case number is: #20-5153.


/s/ Ryan Singer, Emergency Services Coordinator