Hikers safe after brief scare in Minturn | VailDaily.com

Hikers safe after brief scare in Minturn

Dustin Racioppi
Minturn, CO Colorado

MINTURN ” A group of hikers is safe after breaking up while exploring the Two Elk Creek area of Minturn, Colorado Saturday evening.

The Eagle County Sheriff’s Office received a call around 5:10 p.m. from one of the hikers, who was in a group of eight. Three of the hikers became separated from the rest of the group, Sgt. Alex Iacovetto, of the sheriff’s office said.

Three deputies and Vail Mountain Rescue Group were sent out to the area, some on snowmobiles and in snow shoes, to find the hikers. All eight were located shortly after.

Iacovetto said there were no injuries and no criminal activity involved.

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