Hiker breaks leg in 20-foot fall on Mount Ida
August 9, 2009
DENVER – Authorities say a man has been injured after falling 20 feet while hiking at Rocky Mountain National Park.
The National Park Service says a 32-year-old man took a tumble Saturday afternoon near the summit of Mount Ida and suffered a broken leg.
It says park officials were notified by the Grand County Sheriff?s office and two rangers reached the man in an area of loose rocks a few hundred feet below the ridgeline of Mount Ida.
Kyle Patterson of the national park says a team of five rangers are staying overnight with the man and his hiking partner. The crew will determine Sunday morning how to help the man off the mountain.
Mount Ida rises to 12,880 feet and is located more than four miles from the Milner Pass Trailhead off Trail Ridge Road. The elevation from the trailhead is 2,130 feet.