Loveland father, son rescued after getting stuck while descending Longs Peak

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Longs Peak

ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK, Colo. — A father and son from Loveland hiking on Long Peak had to be rescued Sunday night after losing the route during their descent, Rocky Mountain National Park officials said.

Rangers received a call from a man saying he and his 13-year-old son lost the route at The Loft after they summited Longs Peak. The two took the Keyhole Route on their ascent.

Park officials said the two were descending by Clark’s Arrow and got off route from The Loft, which is between Longs Peak and Mount Meeker.

Park officials said a rescue team reached the two at 10:40 p.m. and helped them down, reaching a backcountry shelter at Chasm Lake at 2 a.m. The two stayed with rescue teams overnight and began to hike down Monday morning.

The identities of the hikers were not released because one is a juvenile. Neither hiker was reported to be injured.