ESTES PARK, Colo. (CBS4)– A woman was struck by lightning while hiking in Rocky Mountain National Park on Thursday afternoon.
The 65-year-old woman was found about 100 yards from the Ute Crossing Trailhead on Trail Ridge Road about one mile above Rainbow Curve.READ MORE: Voting Rights Leaders From Out Of State Come To Denver For Discussion About How To Protect Elections
The woman was rescued by park staff and Estes Park EMS down the trail to an awaiting ambulance that took her to the Estes Park Medical Center.READ MORE: State Senator Calls For Audit After Out-Of-State Company Gets Big Colorado Construction Projects
When emergency personnel arrived there were still active storms in the area with intense lightning activity.MORE NEWS: Candidate For Denver School Board Pays School Board Member Tay Anderson As 'Consultant'
Lighting is a significant hazard in the Colorado Rockies, particularly during the summer months when thunderstorms are most prevalent and in areas located above tree line where shelter is limited.