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.

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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.

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When emergency personnel arrived there were still active storms in the area with intense lightning activity.

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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.